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Definition of bug verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    bug

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//bʌɡ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bug
     
    he / she / it bugs
     
    past simple bugged
     
    -ing form bugging
     
     
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  1. 1 bug something to put a special device (= a bug) somewhere in order to listen secretly to other people's conversations They bugged her hotel room. They were bugging his phone conversations. a bugging device
  2. 2bug somebody (informal) to annoy or irritate someone Stop bugging me! It's something that's been bugging me a lot recently. She's really beginning to bug me.
  3. Phrasal Verbsbug off!bug out
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: bug