Translation of bug in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (biting insect)to be as snug as a bug in a rug [colloquial]chinche (feminine) or (masculine)estar en la gloria [colloquial]Example sentences1.2 (any insect)
(especially American English)Example sentences
- The insect families that scientists lump together as aphids belong to the huge order of true bugs, which typically deploy sucking mouthparts much like built-in soda straws.
- The Permian saw the appearance of stoneflies, true bugs, beetles, and caddisflies, among other groups.
- Worldwide, stilt bugs are a relatively small group of unusual hemipterans, or true bugs, in the family Berytidae.
- I observed small creatures: ants, bugs, moths, worms, all working their ways, digging in and out of the soil.
- In the middle of the reproductive period most bugs carry eggs.
- Tiny bugs crawled along the bark of ancient-looking trees.
- 2 (germ, disease) [colloquial]it's a flu bug that's going aroundhe caught o picked up a stomach buges algo or un virus que anda por ahíes una peste que anda por ahí (Latin America) [colloquial]se agarró algo al estómagoExample sentences
- The saline solution means that any harmful bugs, viruses or bacteria cannot survive, so it is completely hygienic.
- An angry mother has hit out at the state of Central Park Swimming Pool after the council closed it following the discovery of the killer lung bug legionella.
- There were all sort of staph bugs in there tromping on the heart valves.
- Bill Edmunds noticed that his young son seemed always to get a tummy bug right after his teeth had been painted with fluoride.
- They say it's a virus and possibly one of those 24-hour flu bugs.
- One shot may be all your family needs to ward off the flu bug.
- 3 [colloquial] 3.1 (obsession) See examples:she got the travel bugshe was o got bitten by the travel bugle entró la fiebre de los viajes3.2 (enthusiast) (American English) a movie bugla picó el gusanillo de los viajesun cinéfiloun amante del cineExample sentences
- When the gardening bug bites you, it usually happens around this time of year - and there will never be a better time than now to start.
- And now even Pidí himself has caught the ice hockey bug.
- Yes, the spring cleaning bug has bitten and God help anyone getting in my way.
- 4 (listening device) [colloquial]micrófono (masculine) ocultoExample sentences
- That, according to sources, is a strong indication that it was the FBI's bug and they were the ones that put it there in the first place.
- Other figures, including LBJ and Martin Luther King are observed vicariously through wire taps or electronic bugs.
- He only had the director's word for it that the room was clean of bugs.
- 5 (fault)Example sentences
- Worse, it is theoretically impossible to determine whether computer systems are free from programming bugs or nefarious code.
- The game also plays host to a wide array of gameplay bugs and glitches.
- Well, applications are prone to all types of problems, bugs, and errors.
transitive verb -gg-[colloquial]
- 1(room/telephone)colocar micrófonos ocultos enExample sentences
- The telephone was bugged, and most of the rooms had mini microphones hidden under furniture and behind pictures.
- They enlisted the help of a wire-tapper to bug the star's telephone and bedroom.
- Each capability seems innocuous, but a hidden cellphone with both features can silently and automatically answer calls, establishing a radio link for bugging a room.
- 2 (bother, irritate) stop bugging me!it really bugs me when you do that¡deja ya de fastidiarme or [colloquial] de darme la lata!what's bugging you?me saca de quicio que hagas eso¿qué mosca te ha picado? [colloquial]Example sentences
- But that's not what really bugs me about this whole thing.
- I know neither of them would hurt me, but it bugs me.
- The guy's evident discomfort was starting to bug him.
- [colloquial]bug off!
- 1 (bulge outwards)
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