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verb chug pronunciation in British English /tʃʌɡ/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theychug
he/she/itchugs
present participlechugging
past tensechugged
past participlechugged
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to make a series of low sounds or to move slowly making these sounds

    The engine chugged and coughed, and finally died.

    chug up/down/along etc:

    a little old car chugging down the road

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