Thesaurus

bug out

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of bug out

1 to hasten away from something dangerous or frightening
  • the ground soldiers bugged out just before the start of the aerial bombing

Synonyms for bug out

Words Related to bug out

Phrases Synonymous with bug out

Near Antonyms for bug out

2 to leave a place often for another
  • the strange visitor bugged out without so much as saying a word

Synonyms for bug out

Words Related to bug out

Phrases Synonymous with bug out

Near Antonyms for bug out

Antonyms for bug out

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About bug out

Time Traveler for bug out

Time Traveler

The first known use of bug out was in 1950

See more words from the same year

Thesaurus Entries Near bug out

bug off

bug out

bugs

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Bug out.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bug%20out. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on bug out

Britannica English: Translation of bug out for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!