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Meaning of BUNG

Pronunciation:  bung

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask
  2. [v]  close with a cork or stopper
  3. [v]  give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the agreed-on compensation; "Remember to tip the waiter"
 

BUNG is a 4 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: spile, tip
 
 See Also: barrel, cask, close, gift, give, plug, present, shut, stopper, stopple

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Bung\, n. [Cf. W. bwng orfice, bunghole, Ir. buinne tap,
    spout, OGael. buine.]
    1. The large stopper of the orifice in the bilge of a cask.
    
    2. The orifice in the bilge of a cask through which it is
       filled; bunghole.
    
    3. A sharper or pickpocket. [Obs. & Low]
    
             You filthy bung, away.                --Shak.
    
    
  2. \Bung\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bunged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Bunging}.]
    To stop, as the orifice in the bilge of a cask, with a bung;
    to close; -- with up.
    
    {To bung up}, to use up, as by bruising or over exertion; to
       exhaust or incapacitate for action. [Low]
    
             He had bunged up his mouth that he should not have
             spoken these three years.             --Shelton
                                                   (Trans. Don
                                                   Quixote).
    
    
 

 

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