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phrasal verb [intransitive] American
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present tense
I/you/we/theybug out
he/she/itbugs out
present participlebugging out
past tensebugged out
past participlebugged out

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  1. 1
    if someones eyes bug out, they open very wide, for example because the person is shocked by something
    Her eyes will bug out when she sees that pile of work.
  2. 2
    informal to leave quickly
    If you’re finished, let’s bug out.
  3. 3
    informal to become too frightened to do something
    If things get tough, don’t bug out.
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