US: /ˈbəɡ/
UK: /bˈʌɡ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

bug /bʌg/
  • danh từ
    • con rệp
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) sâu bọ
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (thông tục) lỗi kỹ thuật, thiếu sót về kỹ thuật
    • (từ lóng) ý nghĩ điên rồ; sự điên rồ
      • to go bugs: hoá điên, mất trí
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) máy ghi âm nhỏ (để nghe trộm)
    • ngoại động từ
      • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) đặt máy ghi âm để nghe trộm
      • làm khó chịu, làm phát cáu

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 [C] (especially AmE) any small insect
    2 [C] (informal) an infectious illness that is usually fairly mild: a flu bug + There's a stomach bug going round (= people are catching it from each other). + I picked up a bug in the office.
    3 (usually the ...bug) [sing.] (informal) an enthusiastic interest in sth such as a sport or a hobby: the travel bug + She was never interested in fitness before but now she's been bitten by the bug.
    4 [C] (informal) a small hidden device for listening to other people's conversations: They planted a bug in his hotel room.
    5 [C] a fault in a machine, especially in a computer system or program
    + verb [VN]
    1 to put a special device (= a bug) somewhere in order to listen secretly to other people's conversations: They bugged her hotel room. + They were bugging his telephone conversations. + a bugging device
    2 (informal) to annoy or irritate sb: Stop bugging me! + It's something that's been bugging me a lot recently. + She's really beginning to bug me.
    Idioms: bug off! (AmE, spoken) a rude way of telling sb to go away

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 insect, beetle, larva, grub, caterpillar, butterfly, mosquito, fly, spider, Colloq Brit creepy-crawly, US no-see-em:
    There's a bug on your collar.
    2 microbe, germ, virus; disease, affliction, illness, sickness, ailment, disorder, malady, infection; condition, complaint, infirmity, indisposition:
    She's caught some kind of bug and won't be in for a few days.
    3 obsession, craze, fad, mania, rage:
    Almost everyone in those days succumbed to the hula hoop bug.
    4 enthusiast, faddist, fan, fanatic; hobbyist:
    She's turned into a fruit machine bug.
    5 listening device; microphone, transmitter, electronic eavesdropper, tap:
    They planted a bug in the ambassador's telephone.
    6 fault, error, mistake, failing, shortcoming, Colloq hang-up, glitch:
    There's a bug in the program that's preventing the list from being sorted. They can't market the device till they've ironed out all the bugs.
    7 annoy, irritate, pester, irk, harass, bother:
    I wish Mum'd stop bugging me about my homework.
    8 tap, spy on:
    They bugged her phone and recorded all her conversations.

    Collocation dictionary

    1 infectious illness


    nasty | flu, stomach, tummy

    VERB + BUG

    have | catch, come/go down with, get, pick up

    BUG + VERB

    go around/round
    A stomach bug has been going round at school.
    | strike sb down


    with a/the ~
    off work with a flu bug > Special page at ILLNESS

    2 sudden interest in sth

    VERB + BUG

    be bitten by, catch, get
    She's been bitten by the travel bug.

    BUG + VERB

    bite (sb)

    3 sth wrong in a system/machine


    minor, slight | computer, software

    Concise English dictionary

    +general term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate
    +a fault or defect in a system or machine
    +a small hidden microphone; for listening secretly
    +insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis
    +a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use
    +annoy persistently
    +tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information