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bug

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Noun bug has 5 senses
  1. bug - general term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate
    --1 is a kind of
    insect
  2. bug, glitch - a fault or defect in a system or machine
    --2 is a kind of defect, fault, flaw
  3. bug - a small hidden microphone; for listening secretly
    --3 is a kind of
    microphone, mike
    Derived form: verb bug2
  4. hemipterous insect, bug, hemipteran, hemipteron - insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis
    --4 is a kind of insect
    --4 is a member of Hemiptera, order Hemiptera
    --4 has particulars:
     leaf bug, plant bug; lygaeid, lygaeid bug; coreid bug, coreid; bedbug, bed bug, chinch, Cimex lectularius; backswimmer, Notonecta undulata; true bug
  5. microbe, bug, germ - a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use
    --5 is a kind of microorganism
Verb bug has 2 senses
  1. tease, badger, pester, bug, beleaguer - annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"
    --1 is one way to torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate
    Sample sentence:
    They bug him to write the letter
  2. wiretap, tap, intercept, bug - tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information; "The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy"; "Is this hotel room bugged?"
    --2 is one way to listen in, eavesdrop
    Derived form: noun bug3
    Sample sentence:
    They want to bug the prisoners
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