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verb [transitive] bug pronunciation in American English /bʌɡ/ 
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present tense
present participlebugging
past tensebugged
past participlebugged
  1. 1
    informal to annoy someone

    It really bugs me when people smoke in restaurants.

    1. a.
      to continue asking someone to do something in a way that annoys them
      bug someone to do something:

      She keeps bugging me to paint the kitchen.

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