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Synonyms for bug
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This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term bug.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bug(noun)

    general term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate

    Synonyms:
    hemipterous insect, glitch, hemipteron, germ, microbe, hemipteran

  2. bug, glitch(noun)

    a fault or defect in a computer program, system, or machine

    Synonyms:
    hemipterous insect, glitch, hemipteron, germ, microbe, hemipteran

  3. bug(noun)

    a small hidden microphone; for listening secretly

    Synonyms:
    hemipterous insect, glitch, hemipteron, germ, microbe, hemipteran

  4. hemipterous insect, bug, hemipteran, hemipteron(noun)

    insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis

    Synonyms:
    hemipterous insect, glitch, hemipteran, hemipteron, germ, microbe

  5. microbe, bug, germ(verb)

    a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use

    Synonyms:
    seed, hemipteran, hemipterous insect, glitch, germ, source, microbe, hemipteron

  6. tease, badger, pester, bug, beleaguer(verb)

    annoy persistently

    "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"

    Synonyms:
    bait, badger, taunt, surround, tease, fluff, loosen, tap, wiretap, circumvent, twit, tease apart, intercept, cod, tantalize, tantalise, besiege, ride, rag, card, razz, beleaguer, hem in, pester, rally

  7. wiretap, tap, intercept, bug(verb)

    tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information

    "The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy"; "Is this hotel room bugged?"

    Synonyms:
    solicit, tease, exploit, wiretap, tip, rap, badger, tap, pink, knock, intercept, beg, tapdance, stop, beleaguer, pester

Wiktionary

  1. bug(noun)

    Synonyms:
    Buh

  2. bug(noun)

    A manually positioned marker in flight instruments

    Synonyms:
    wiretap

  3. bug(noun)

    A semi-automated telegraph key

    Synonyms:
    wiretap

  4. Bug(propernoun)

    The HIV.

    Synonyms:
    wiretap

  5. Bug(propernoun)

    To annoy.

    Don’t bug me, I’m busy!

    Synonyms:
    Buh, wiretap

  6. bug(noun)

    To install an electronic listening device or devices in.

    We need to know what’s going on. We’ll bug his house.

    Synonyms:
    Buh, wiretap

  7. bug(noun)

    Various species of marine crustaceans; e.g. a Morton Bay bug.

    Synonyms:
    wiretap

  8. bug(noun)

    A problem that needs fixing, especially in computing.

    The software bug led the computer to calculate 2 plus 2 as 5.

    Synonyms:
    wiretap

  9. bug(noun)

    A contagious illness; a bacterium or virus causing it

    He’s got the flu bug.

    Synonyms:
    wiretap

  10. bug(noun)

    An enthusiasm for something; an obsession

    Synonyms:
    wiretap

  11. bug(noun)

    An electronic intercept device

    We installed a bug in her telephone

    Synonyms:
    wiretap

  12. bug(noun)

    A small and and usually invisible file (traditionally a single-pixel image) on a World Wide Web page, primarily used to track users.

    He suspected the image was a web bug used for determining who was visiting the site.

    Synonyms:
    wiretap

  13. bug(noun)

    A small, usually transparent or translucent image placed in a corner of a television program to indicate what network or cable channel is televising it

    Channel 4's bug distracted Jim from his favorite show

    Synonyms:
    wiretap

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    insect, glitch, error, squealer, microbe, beetle, cockroach, earpiece, insects, pest

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Translations for bug

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  • goggaAfrikaans
  • بقArabic
  • бръмбар, буболечкаBulgarian
  • xinxa, mania, cuca, febre, defecte, errorCatalan, Valencian
  • štěnice, chyba, broukCzech
  • Wanze, Fehler, Bazillus, Ungeziefer, Logo, Schnabelkerf, Fieber, Mikrobe, Krabbeltier, Bug, Fehlfunktion, nerven, verwanzenGerman
  • ελάττωμα, σφάλμα, κοριός, ζωύφιο, ιός, τρώωGreek
  • [[micrófono]] [[oculto]], chinche, passión, manía, bicho, molestar, [[colocar]] [[micrófono]]s [[oculto]]sSpanish
  • zomorro, insektuBasque
  • ساس, باگPersian
  • bugi, ötökkä, kärpänen, kuume, lude, salakuuntelulaite, logo, pöpö, kuuntelulaite, häiritä, asentaa salakuuntelulaite, ärsyttääFinnish
  • insecte, mouchard, microbe, traceur, bug, pixel de tracking, punaise, manie, bogue, écoute, virus, cigale de mer, micro, logo, embêter, emmerder, ennuyer, enquiquiner, agacerFrench
  • feithidIrish
  • באג, חרק, סמל, חידקHebrew
  • ensèkHaitian Creole
  • mania, passione, logo della rete, errore, morbo, cimice, malfunzionamento, bacarozzo, virus, insetto, batterio, microspia, intercettare, spiare, infastidire, scocciareItalian
  • ばい菌, バグ, 盗聴器, 不具合, 虫, 熱, 盗聴器を仕掛ける, 邪魔Japanese
  • សត្វល្អិតKhmer
  • 벌레, 버그Korean
  • kukainis, blaktisLatvian
  • infezzjoni, vajrus, bagg, insett żgħirMaltese
  • bug, beestje, insectDutch
  • chʼoshNavajo, Navaho
  • robak, byk, pluskwa, owad, logo, robal, [[podkładać]] [[pluskwa, [[założyć]] [[pluskwa, [[podłożyć]] [[pluskwa, wkurzać, [[zakładać]] [[pluskwaPolish
  • defeito, micróbio, erro, ânimo, bicho, falha, hemíptero, bichinho, grampo, bug, grampear, chatearPortuguese
  • gândac, microfon, gânganieRomanian
  • поветрие, вирус, клоп, вирусное заболевание, увлечение, насекомое, козявка, букашка, ошибка, жучок, баг, помешательство, инфекция, дефект, [[устанавливать]] [[аппаратура, доставать, надоедатьRussian
  • buba, mikrob, polukrilac, virus, bakterija, groznica, greška, kukac, insektSerbo-Croatian
  • zajedavska stenica, stenica, hrošč, žužek, živcirati, namestiti prisluškovalno napravoSlovene
  • bugg, kryp, buggaSwedish
  • แมลง, แมงThai
  • böcek, kızdırmakTurkish
  • клопUkrainian
  • bọVietnamese
  • 窃听器Chinese

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