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bung

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Noun, Verb (transitive), Adjective

CIDE DICTIONARY

bungn. [Cf. W. bwng orfice, bunghole, Ir. buinne tap, spout, OGael. buine.].
  •  The large stopper of the orifice in the bilge of a cask.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The orifice in the bilge of a cask through which it is filled; bunghole.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A sharper or pickpocket.  [1913 Webster]
    "You filthy bung, away."  [1913 Webster]
bungv. t. 
     To stop, as the orifice in the bilge of a cask, with a bung; to close; -- with up.  [1913 Webster]
    "He had bunged up his mouth that he should not have spoken these three years."  [1913 Webster]
To bung up, to use up, as by bruising or over exertion; to exhaust or incapacitate for action. [Low]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

bung, n. & v.
--n. a stopper for closing a hole in a container, esp. a cask.
--v.tr.
1 stop with a bung.
2 Brit. sl. throw, toss.

Idiom
bunged up closed, blocked. bung-hole a hole for filling or emptying a cask etc.
bung, adj. Austral. & NZ sl. dead; ruined, useless.

Idiom
go bung
1 die.
2 fail; go bankrupt.
Etymology
Aboriginal

ROGET THESAURUS

bung

Stopper

N stopper, stopple, plug, cork, bung, spike, spill, stopcock, tap, rammer, ram, ramrod, piston, stop-gap, wadding, stuffing, padding, stopping, dossil, pledget, tompion, tourniquet, cover, valve, vent peg, spigot, slide valve, janitor, doorkeeper, porter, warder, beadle, cerberus, ostiary.


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