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bung1

Syllabification: bung
Pronunciation: /bəNG
 
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noun

A stopper for closing a hole in a container.
Example sentences
  • His invention was designed to cut a hole through an existing bung or stopper rather than through the oak barrel head.
  • On a thirsty day, unscrupulous carters were known to extract a free drink from a keg of porter by boring a small hole through the bung, inserting a goose quill and sucking some of the contents.
  • A barrel is made up of staves shaped into a bulging cylinder, with hoops round it, a flat circular head at either end, and at least one hole for a bung.

verb

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1Close with a stopper: the casks are bunged before delivery
More example sentences
  • They phoned West Wiltshire Housing Society which sent someone out to mend the damaged wires and bung up the hole into the attic but the squirrels were not deterred and more got in through a gap from their neighbour's house.
  • In the mean time, until the hole is bunged, Slemko recommends that customers not access the Web site.
  • Additionally, the Feds sought assurance that the patches MS has issued are adequate to bung the holes without causing problems for the machines they're installed on.
1.1 (bung something up) Block (something), typically by overfilling it: you let vegetable peelings bung up the sink
More example sentences
  • I feel light headed, my ears are bunged up and my balance feels hazy.
  • It has three different sized grating thingies and the picture on the box very clearly shows it grating cheese, which puts a stop to the n'er-do-wells warning me that cheese would bung it up.
  • One fine day it gets bunged up: and there you are.

Origin

late Middle English: from Middle Dutch bonghe (noun).

Words that rhyme with bung

among, clung, dung, flung, hung, lung, outflung, rung, shantung, slung, sprung, strung, stung, sung, swung, tongue, underslung, wrung, young

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British informal

verb

[with object and adverbial of direction]
Put or throw (something) somewhere in a careless or casual way: fill out the reply-paid card and bung it in the post

noun

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A bribe.

Origin

early 19th century: symbolic; the noun sense dates from the 1950s.

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Australian /NZ informal

adjective

1Broken down, ruined, or useless.
2 dated Dead.

Origin

mid 19th century (originally Australian pidgin): from Yagara (an extinct Aboriginal language).

Phrases

go bung

1
1Break down; fail or go bankrupt.
2Die.

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