- 1slug somebody (informal) to hit somebody hard, especially with your closed hand I slugged him in the face.
- 2slug something (in baseball) to hit the ball hard 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
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//