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Related / Similar Words: microbe, germ, hemipterous insect, hemipteran, hemipteron, glitch, tease, badger, pester, beleaguer, wiretap, tap, intercept

 

Definition:
  • a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use;
  • general term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate;
  • insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis;
  • a small hidden microphone; for listening secretly;
  • a fault or defect in a system or machine;
  • annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer";
  • 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?";

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    Hyponyms: leaf bug, plant bug, lygaeid, lygaeid bug, coreid bug, coreid, bedbug, bed bug, chinch, Cimex lectularius, backswimmer, Notonecta undulata, true bug

     

    Member Meronyms: Hemiptera, order Hemiptera

     

    Derivational Morphology: wiretap, tap, intercept, pest, blighter, cuss, pesterer, gadfly, heckler, badgerer, tease, teasing, ribbing, teaser, annoyer, vexer, tapper, wiretapper, phone tapper

     

    Language Translations:
    Dutch: bug and insect   Finnish: ötökkä and bugi  
    French: bogue and insecte   German: Wanze  
    Greek: κοριός   Hebrew: ג'וק  
    Italian: bacarozzo and malfunzionamento   Japanese: and 不具合  
    Maltese: bagg and insett żgħir   Polish: byk and robak  
    Portuguese: defeito and inseto   Russian: баг and насекомое  
    Slovene: hrošč and žužek   Turkish: böcek  
     
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