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bug

Synonyms of bug in English:

noun

  • 1 bugs were crawling everywhere
    insect, flea, mite, midge
    British informal minibeast
  • 3 informal he caught the journalism bug at an early age
  • 4 the bug they planted on O'Brien's phone malfunctioned
    listening device, hidden microphone, receiver, transmitter, wire, wiretap, phone tap, tap
    informal bugging device
  • 5 the program we used developed a bug
    fault, error, defect, flaw, imperfection, failing, breakdown;
    virus
    informal glitch, gremlin, snarl-up
  • verb

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  • 1 she fears that her conversations were bugged
    record, tap, listen in on, eavesdrop on, spy on, overhear;
    informal snoop on
  • 2 informal if there's one thing that really bugs me, it's trendy, middle-class liberals See annoy
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