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bug

1. noun Any microorganism, such as a bacterium or virus, that produces illness or disease. I always use antibacterial cleaning products to kill all the bugs and germs in the house. There are a lot of foreign bugs you've got to get vaccinated for before you travel into the jungle.
2. noun Any mild illness or disease caused by such a microorganism. I must have some sort of stomach bug, because I've been vomiting all morning. He must have picked up a bug on his flight from New York.
3. noun A defect in a computer program, system, or design. Due to a bug in the app, millions of people's financial data was made publicly available. It's clear that they rushed the phone to market without working out all the bugs first.
4. noun An electronic listening device, especially one that is surreptitiously planted or installed. They put a bug on Tom's phone so they could record every conversation he had on it. Bugs have been planted all over the building, so we'll be able to hear every detail of their illicit schemes.
5. noun An obsession or craze (for, about, or to do something). I've always had a bug about tidiness, so it really irritates me when people clutter up my desk. Sarah caught the travel bug this summer. Now she's planning trips all over the world.
6. noun A person who has an obsession with or intense enthusiasm for something. He's been a real film bug since high school. Sarah's a big computer bug, so you should ask her what kind of laptop would be right for you.
7. verb To annoy, pester, or irritate someone. I don't know what it is about Tom, but he just bugs me whenever I'm around him. Would you take the kids out for a while? They've been bugging me all day.
8. verb To plant an electronic listening device on someone, something, or some place. They bugged the informant before he went into the big drug deal. It turns out they had bugged his desk and heard him confess to the whole crime.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

bug someone

to irritate someone; to bother someone. Go away! Stop bugging me! Leave me alone. Go bug someone else.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

bug

1. n. a flaw in a computer program. As soon as I get the bugs out, I can run my program.
2. n. someone who is enthusiastic about something. (A combining form.) Mary is a camera bug.
3. n. an obsession or urge. I’ve got this bug about making money.
4. n. a spy device for listening to someone’s conversation. I found a little bug taped under my chair.
5. tv. to conceal a microphone somewhere. We will have to bug the bookie joint to get the goods on those guys.
6. tv. to annoy someone. This kind of thing really bugs me.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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