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bug US English

A small insect

bug US Thesaurus

bugs were crawling everywhere

bug off US English

Go away

bug out US English

Leave quickly

bug fix US English

A correction to a bug in a computer program or system

bug-eyed US English

With bulging eyes

bug juice US English

Whisky or other liquor, especially when of poor quality

cinch bug US English

Another term for chinch.

June bug US English

A large brown scarab beetle that appears in late spring and early summer

lace bug US English

A small plant-eating bug that has a raised netlike pattern on the wings and upper surface

Maori bug US English

A large black wingless cockroach which emits an unpleasant smell when disturbed

stilt bug US English

A plant bug with very long slender legs

stink bug US English

A broad shield-shaped bug that is typically brightly colored or boldly marked. It emits a foul smell when handled or molested

damsel bug US English

A slender long-legged bug that is a predator of other insects

kissing bug US English

A bloodsucking North American assassin bug that can inflict a painful bite on humans and often attacks the face

saucer bug US English

A disc-shaped predatory water bug which lives in muddy ponds and breathes by means of an air bubble around the body

shield bug US English

Another term for stink bug.

squash bug US English

A dark-colored bug with forewings marked by many veins

turtle bug US English

A bug or beetle with a turtlelike carapace, especially an olive-brown shield bug that frequents grassy places

assassin bug US English

A long-legged predatory or bloodsucking bug that occurs chiefly in the tropics and feeds mainly on other arthropods. Some of those that bite humans can transmit microorganisms such as the one causing Chagas' disease

lightning bug US English

Another term for firefly.

millennium bug US English

A problem with some computers arising from an inability of the software to deal correctly with dates of 1 January 2000 or later

be bitten by the —— bug US English

Develop a passionate interest in a specified activity

snug as a bug US English

In an extremely comfortable position or situation

tarnished plant bug US English

Either of two brownish mirid bugs that are pests of numerous fruits, vegetables, and other crops

bug out in bug US English

Leave quickly

bedbug US English

A bloodsucking bug that is a parasite of birds and mammals

true bug in bug US English

An insect of a large order distinguished by having mouthparts that are modified for piercing and sucking

gold beetle US English

A leaf beetle with metallic gold coloration

goldbug US English

An advocate of a single gold standard for currency

gold bug in goldbug US English

An advocate of a single gold standard for currency

pillbug US English

A wood louse that has a thick cuticle and is able to roll up into a ball when threatened

pill bug in pillbug US English

A wood louse that has a thick cuticle and is able to roll up into a ball when threatened

sowbug US English

Another term for wood louse.

sow bug in sowbug US English

Another term for wood louse.

mealybug US English

A small, sap-sucking scale insect that is coated with a white, powdery wax that resembles meal. It forms large colonies and can be a serious pest, especially in greenhouses

mealy bug in mealybug US English

A small, sap-sucking scale insect that is coated with a white, powdery wax that resembles meal. It forms large colonies and can be a serious pest, especially in greenhouses

chinch US English

A plant-eating ground bug that forms large swarms on grasses and rushes

chinch bug in chinch US English

A plant-eating ground bug that forms large swarms on grasses and rushes

doodlebug US English

The larva of an ant lion

snug as a bug in snug US English

In an extremely comfortable position or situation

be bitten by the —— bug in bite US English

Develop a passionate interest in a specified activity

snug as a bug in a rug in snug US English

In an extremely comfortable position or situation


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