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verb chug pronunciation in British English /tʃʌɡ/
Word Forms
present tense
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
  2. 2




    [transitive] American informal to drink all of something, especially beer, without stopping


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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