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Definition of slug noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a small soft creature, like a snail without a shell, that moves very slowly and often eats garden plants
  2. 2(informal) a small amount of a strong alcoholic drink He took another slug of whiskey.
  3. 3(informal) a bullet
  4. 4(informal) a piece of metal shaped like a coin used to get things from machines, etc., sometimes illegally
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