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verb (vegges, vegging, vegged)

[no object] informal
Relax to the point of complete inertia: they were vegging out in front of the TV
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  • And I've just been vegging out for the past 4 days, doing nothing, so there isn't really much else to say.
  • From now on I'm going to spend less time vegging in front of the tv and more time listening to Radio 4.
  • Then I vegged out on the couch, and watched ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ for like the fourth time in a month.

Origin

1920s: abbreviation of vegetate.

Words that rhyme with veg

allege, dredge, edge, fledge, hedge, kedge, ledge, pledge, reg, sedge, sledge, wedge

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noun (plural same)

British informal
A vegetable or vegetables: meat and two veg
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  • I love eating out, and my preference is generally to eat meat or fish with veg.
  • You should eat 60 per cent fresh fruits and veg, as much as possible in their raw state.
  • I told the waitress that we loved the meat but asked her to let the chef know we felt the veg was seriously undercooked.

Origin

Late 19th century: abbreviation.

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