Definition of Bug out

1. Verb. Bulge outward. "His eyes popped"

Exact synonyms: Bulge, Bulge Out, Come Out, Pop, Pop Out, Protrude, Start
Generic synonyms: Change Form, Change Shape, Deform
Derivative terms: Bulge, Protrusible, Protrusion, Protrusive



Definition of Bug out

1. Verb. (idiomatic intransitive) To leave (a place) hastily (originally military). ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic intransitive) to abandon someone without warning. ¹

3. Verb. (idiomatic intransitive) miss school, play truant, play hooky. ¹

4. Verb. (idiomatic transitive of one's eyes) To cause to bulge ¹

5. Verb. (idiomatic computing) To crash or glitch ¹

6. Noun. (military) A rapid retreat, a rout. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bug Out

bug-a-boo
bug-a-boos
bug-bear
bug-bears
bug-chaser
bug-chasers
bug-eyed
bug-eyed monster
bug-eyed monsters
bug-hunter
bug boy
bug juice
bug magnet
bug off
bug out (current term)
bug spray
bugaboo
bugaboos
bugan
bugans
bugbane
bugbanes
bugbear
bugbears
bugboy
bugboys
bugeye
bugeyes
bugfish

Literary usage of Bug out

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. In a Canadian Canoe, The Nine Muses Minus One, and Other Stories by Barry Pain (1891)
"show that bug out. I want to think of my latter end, and he interrupts me." "Oh, dear, dear!" said the poor, well-meaning little insect, almost whimpering, ..."

2. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1896)
"... of the disappearance of chinch-bug out-breaks, then we do not yet know what these causes are. It is a sad commentary on the kind and amount of provision ..."

3. American Primary Teacher (1880)
"Before he began to draw, he lifted the bug out of the box and looked at him very carefully all over. He counted his legs with the point ..."

4. The Primary Teacher (1880)
"Before he began to draw, he lifted the bug out of the box and looked at him very carefully all over. He counted his legs with the point of his pencil, ..."

5. Recollections of Itinerant Life: Including Early Reminiscences by George Brown (1866)
"He tried to float the bug out with sweet-oil, but did not succeed. He then picked it out, a bit at a time, with an instrument. My ear bled freely, ..."

6. The Nucleation of the Uncontaminated Atmosphere by Carl Barus (1906)
"... brother," and then the boy told him to get the bug out of his hair ; and the boy began to do as he had been told, and when he got through he called out, ..."

7. When Kansas was Young by Thomas Allen McNeal (1922)
"All the other men except Priest gathered about him, full of sympathy and apparently deeply concerned in getting the bug out of his eye. ..."

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