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Synonyms for bug
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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)

    A manually positioned marker in flight instruments

    Synonyms:
    Buh

  2. bug(noun)

    A semi-automated telegraph key

    Synonyms:
    wiretap

  3. bug(noun)

    The HIV.

    Synonyms:
    wiretap

  4. Bug(propernoun)

    the Bug River, flowing northwest 450 mi. between Belarus and Poland.

    Synonyms:
    wiretap

  5. Bug(propernoun)

    the Bug River in the Ukraine, flowing 530 mi. to the Dnieper estuary.

    Synonyms:
    Buh, wiretap

  6. bug(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    Buh, wiretap

  7. bug(noun)

    Synonyms:
    wiretap

  8. bug(noun)

    Synonyms:
    wiretap

  9. bug(noun)

    An enthusiasm for something; an obsession

    Synonyms:
    wiretap

  10. bug(noun)

    Synonyms:
    wiretap

  11. bug(noun)

    Synonyms:
    wiretap

  12. bug(noun)

    Synonyms:
    wiretap

  13. bug(noun)

    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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