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

  2. 2
    to hide a small piece of electronic equipment somewhere so that you can secretly listen to what people are saying

    He was convinced that his office was bugged.

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