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noun [countable]     slug pronunciation in American English
/slʌɡ/
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  1. 1
    a small creature with a soft body and no legs that moves very slowly. Slugs are similar to snails but they have no shell.
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  2. 2
    informal an amount of a strong alcoholic drink that you drink quickly

    She took another slug of whiskey.

  3. 3
    informal a bullet
  4. 4
    American informal a piece of metal shaped like a coin that is used to get something, for example food or cigarettes, from a machine without paying
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