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Pronunciation of Bugging: Learn how to pronounce Bugging in English correctly

Learn how to say Bugging correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word bug:

1 informal a harmful microorganism, typically a bacterium:
their ham was found to be contaminated with food bugs
an illness caused by a microorganism:
he’d just recovered from a flu bug
[with modifier] an enthusiastic interest in something:
they caught the sailing bug
2chiefly North American a small insect:
a thick green scum which crawls with bugs, centipedes, and worse
3 (also true bug) Entomology an insect of a large order distinguished by having mouthparts that are modified for piercing and sucking.
Order Hemiptera: see Hemiptera
4a concealed miniature microphone, used for secret eavesdropping or recording:
they cleaned out the bugs and wiretaps
5an error in a computer program or system:
a custom program we used developed a bug
verb (bugs, bugging, bugged)
[with object]
1conceal a miniature microphone in (a room or telephone) in order to eavesdrop on or record someone’s conversations secretly:
the telephones in the presidential palace were bugged
record or eavesdrop on (a conversation) using a concealed microphone:
she fears that her conversations were bugged
2 informal annoy or bother (someone):
a persistent reporter was bugging me
Phrasal Verbs
bug off
North American informal go away:
I assumed you’d come to tell me to bug off
bug out
1leave quickly:
if you see enemy troops, bug out
2North American informal bulge outwards:
men’s eyes bug out when she walks past
early 17th century: of unknown origin. Current verb senses date from the early 20th century