bug

bug
bug1 [ bʌg ] noun *
▸ 1 insect
▸ 2 infectious illness
▸ 3 computer/program fault
▸ 4 for secret listening
▸ 5 sudden enthusiasm
▸ + PHRASES
1. ) count INFORMAL an insect:
There were bugs crawling all over the kitchen floor.
2. ) count INFORMAL an infectious but usually minor illness:
a flu bug
get/pick up a bug (=develop a sickness): You must have picked up a bug on vacation.
3. ) count a minor fault in a computer system or in a computer program:
The new program still has some bugs in it.
4. ) count a small piece of electronic equipment used for secretly listening to what people are saying:
Detectives had planted (=put) a bug in his hotel room.
5. ) singular INFORMAL a sudden strong enthusiasm for doing something:
be bitten by the travel/fitness/cooking etc. bug (=to suddenly become enthusiastic about it): I'd been bitten by the backpacking bug pretty hard.
put a bug in someone's ear AMERICAN INFORMAL
to tell someone something that suggests what they should do:
I put a bug in his ear about giving Helen a call.
bug
bug 2 [ bʌg ] verb transitive
1. ) INFORMAL to annoy someone:
It really bugs me when people smoke in restaurants.
a ) to continue asking someone to do something in a way that annoys them:
bug someone to do something: She keeps bugging me to paint the kitchen.
2. ) to hide a small piece of electronic equipment somewhere so that you can secretly listen to what people are saying:
He was convinced that his office was bugged.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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