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Definition of slug verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    slug

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//slʌɡ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//slʌɡ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they slug
    BrE BrE//slʌɡ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//slʌɡ//
     
    he / she / it slugs
    BrE BrE//slʌɡz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//slʌɡz//
     
    past simple slugged
    BrE BrE//slʌɡd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//slʌɡd//
     
    past participle slugged
    BrE BrE//slʌɡd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//slʌɡd//
     
    -ing form slugging
    BrE BrE//ˈslʌɡɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈslʌɡɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1slug somebody (informal) to hit somebody hard, especially with your closed hand I slugged him in the face.
  2. 2slug something (in baseball) to hit the ball hard
  3. Word Originverb mid 19th cent.: of unknown origin; compare with the verb slog.Idioms to fight or compete until it is clear who has won
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: slug

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