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bung Explained

bung at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


bung at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1440, from M.Du. bonge "stopper," or perhaps from Fr. bonde, which may be of Gmc. origin, or from Gaul. bunda (cf. O.Ir. bonn, Gael. bonn, Welsh bon "base, sole of the foot"). It is possible that either or both of these sources is ult. from L. puncta in the sense of "hole." ///

bung at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1400-1500; Language: Middle Dutch; Origin: bonghe, probably from Late Latin puncta 'hole made in something', from Latin pungere; PUNGENT]//
1 a round piece of rubber, wood etc used to close the top of a container:
2 BrE informal money given to someone secretly, and usually illegally, to make them do something:
bung 2 v [T always + adverb/preposition] BrE informal to put something somewhere quickly and carelessly// bung sth in/into etc sth// --Can you bung these clothes in the washing machine?// bung up [bung sth → up] phr v//
1 to block something, especially a hole:
2 be bunged up: to find it difficult to breathe because you have a cold//

bung at Indonesian => English Of Explained:

brother, buddy, fellow, mac

bung at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb, noun
verb [VN +adv./prep.] (BrE, informal) to put or throw sth somewhere, carelessly and quickly:
Bung this in the bin, can you?
bung sth up (with sth) [usually passive] to block sth:
My nose is all bunged up. * The drains are bunged up with dead leaves.
1 a round piece of wood, rubber, etc. used for closing the hole in a container such as a BARREL or JAR
2 (BrE, informal) an amount of money that is given to sb to persuade them to do sth illegal

Bung at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Bung \Bung\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bunged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
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

Bung \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.

bung at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask [syn: {spile}]
v 1: give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond
the agreed-on compensation; "Remember to tip the
waiter"; "fee the steward" [syn: {tip}, {fee}]
2: close with a cork or stopper

bung at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » bụng


Inter: rfquot » e


* Inter: rhymes » ʌŋ

Etymology 1

From Medieval Inter: etyl » nl Inter: term » bonge|lang=nl, Inter: term » bonne|lang=nl or Inter: term » bonghe|lang=nl||stopper, or perhaps from Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » bonde|lang=fr, which may itself be either of Inter: etyl » gem|- origin, or from Inter: etyl » cel|- Inter: recons » bunda|lang=cel - either way probably from Inter: term » puncta||hole|lang=la, the feminine singular form of Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » punctus|lang=la, perfect passive participle of Inter: term » pungo|pungō|pierce into, prick|lang=la.


Inter: en-nou » n
  • A stopper, alternative to a cork, often made of rubber used to prevent fluid passing through the neck of a bottle, vat, a hole in a vessel etc.
    1. 1996, Dudley Pope, Life in Nelsons Navy''
    2. : With the heavy seas trying to broach the boat they baled — and eventually found someone had forgotten to put the bung in.
    3. 2008, Christine Carroll, The Senators Daughter''
    4. : Andre pulled the bung from the top of a barrel, applied a glass tube with a suction device, and withdrew a pale, almost greenish liquid.
    5. A cecum or anus, especially of a slaughter animal.
    6. Inter: slan » g A bribe.
    7. Inter: quote-news »

    |date=December 21
    |title=Poorly tackled
    |work=the Guardian
    |passage=It is almost a year since Luton Town's manager, Mike Newell, decided that whistle-blowing was no longer the preserve of referees and went public about illegal bungs.
    Inter: trans-top » stopper
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|канелка|f, Inter: t+ » bg|запушалка|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tulppa

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » cecum or anus of a slaughter animal
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-see » bribe


    Inter: en-verb » bungs|bunging|bunged|bunged
  • Inter: transitiv » e To plug, as with a bung.
    1. 1810, Agricultural Surveys: Worcester (1810)
    2. : It has not yet been ascertained, which is the precise time when it becomes indispensable to bung the cider. The best, I believe, that can be done, is to seize the critical moment which precedes the formation of a pellicle on the surface...
    3. 2006, A. G. Payne, Cassells Shilling Cookery''
    4. : Put the wine into a cask, cover up the bung-hole to keep out the dust, and when the hissing sound ceases, bung the hole closely, and leave the wine untouched for twelve months.
    5. Inter: transitive » informal To put somewhere without care; chuck.
    6. 2004, Bob Ashley, Food and cultural studies
    7. : And to sustain us while we watch or read, we go to the freezer, take out a frozen pizza, bung it in the microwave and make do.''
    8. Inter: transitiv » e To batter, bruise; to cause to bulge or swell.
    9. Inter: transitiv » e To pass a bribe.
      Derived terms
      * bung it on Inter: pos_ » v

  • bung on Inter: pos_ » v
    Inter: trans-top » to plug
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|запушвам

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tulpata

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to heave
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|nakata

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to batter
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|antaa turpaan

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to pass a bribe
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|подкупвам

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|lahjoa

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Etymology 2

    From Inter: etyl » yxg|en Inter: term » bang||dead|lang=yxg.


    Inter: en-adj » -
  • Inter: Australia » NZ|slang Broken, not in working order.
    1. 1922, Category: w - :Apsley Cherry-Garrard|Apsley Cherry-Garrard, Karen Oslund (introduction), Category: w - :The Worst Journey in the World|The Worst Journey in the World, 2004, page 365,
    2. : The evening we reached the glacier Bowersw - :Henry Robertson Bowers|Henry Robertson Bowers wrote:
    3. : Inter: .. » .My right eye has gone bung, and my left one is pretty dicky.
    4. 1953, Category: w - :Eric Linklater|Eric Linklater, A Year of Space, page 206,
    5. : ‘Morning Mrs. Weissnicht. I′ve just heard as how your washing-machine′s gone bung.’
    6. 1997, Lin Van Hek, The Ballad of Siddy Church, page 219,
    7. : It′s the signal box, the main switchboard, that′s gone bung!
    8. 2006, Pip Wilson, Faces in the Street: Louisa and Henry Lawson and the Castlereagh Street Push, page 9,
    9. : Henry had said, “Half a million bloomin′ acres. A quarter of a million blanky sheep shorn a year, and they can′t keep on two blokes. It′s not because wer′e union, mate. It′s because we′re newchums. Something′s gone bung with this country.”
      Derived terms
      * go bung


      * Inter: R:Online Etymology Dictionar » y

  • Inter: R:Webster » s
  • Australian National Dictionary, 1988
  • Macquarie Dictionary, Second edition, 1991
  • Macquarie Slang Dictionary, Revised edition, 2000

  • Albanian


    From Inter: etyl » sqj-pro|sq Inter: recons » bunga|lang=sqj-pro, from either (1) Inter: recons » bʰeh₂ǵnos|lang=sq, nasalized variant of Inter: etyl » ine-pro|sq Inter: recons » bʰeh₂ǵós|lang=ine-pro ‘beech’ (compare English Inter: term » beech|lang=en, Ancient Greek Inter: term » φηγός|tr=phēgós|lang=grc ‘oak’); or (2) earlier Inter: recons » bunka|lang=sqj-pro, from Inter: recons » bʰeu-n-iko|lang=sq, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|sq Inter: recons » bʰew-|lang=ine-pro ‘to grow’ (compare Armenian Inter: term » բուն|tr=bun|lang=hy ‘tree trunk’, Dutch Inter: term » bonk|lang=nl ‘clump, lump’).


    Inter: sq-noun » m
  • chestnut oak (Quercus sessilis)


    * Inter: l » sq|dushk

    Coordinate terms

    * Inter: l » sq|ilqe, Inter: l » sq|lis, Inter: l » sq|qarr, Inter: l » sq|shpardh

  • Category: Category:sq:Plants -



    Inter: id-nou » n
  • A father figure, figurative father.
    1. : Bung Karno - Father Category: w - :Sukarno|Sukarno

      See also

      * abang

  • ayah Inter: qualifier » real father
  • pak

  • Category: Category:Indonesian nouns -



    * Inter: a » Johor-Selangor Inter: IPA » /boŋ/|lang=ms
    • Inter: a » Riau-Lingga Inter: IPA » /bʊŋ/|lang=ms
    • Inter: rhymes » boŋ|oŋ|lang=ms


      Inter: head » ms|noun

  • brother (older male sibling)


    * Inter: l » ms|abang (Inter: l » ms|bang)
  • Inter: l » ms|kakak
  • Inter: l » ms|engko
  • Inter: l » ms|nana
  • Inter: l » ms|uda

  • Category: Category:ms:Family -

    Tok Pisin


    Inter: head » tpi|verb|
  • To gather, meet
    1. Inter: tpi-cite-bible » Gen|1|9|Bihain God i tok olsem, “Wara i stap aninit long skai i mas i go bung long wanpela hap tasol, bai ples drai i kamap.” Orait ples drai i kamap.

      Derived terms

      * bungim

  • bungples

  • Inter: LDL » tpi
    Translation: et » bung
    Translation: es » bung
    Translation: eo » bung
    Translation: fa » bung
    Translation: fr » bung
    Translation: ko » bung
    Translation: io » bung
    Translation: id » bung
    Translation: kn » bung
    Translation: mg » bung
    Translation: my » bung
    Translation: pl » bung
    Translation: sq » bung
    Translation: ta » bung
    Translation: te » bung
    Translation: tr » bung
    Translation: vi » bung
    Translation: zh » bung

    bụng at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » bung



    Inter: vi-nou » n
  • belly

  • Category: Category:vi:Anatomy -
    Inter: attention » vi
    Translation: fr » bụng
    Translation: ko » bụng
    Translation: hu » bụng
    Translation: mg » bụng
    Translation: fj » bụng
    Translation: pl » bụng
    Translation: vi » bụng
    Translation: zh » bụng