Bung definition

bŭng
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A cork or other stopper for the hole in a barrel, cask, or keg.
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(brit., slang) To toss; fling; throw.
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A stopper, especially for the hole through which a cask, keg, or barrel is filled or emptied.
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A bunghole.
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To close with a cork or stopper.
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(informal) To injure or damage.

Fell on skis and bunged up my leg.

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(chiefly british) To fling; toss.
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A bunghole.
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To close (a bunghole) with a stopper.
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To close as with a bung; stop up.
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(slang) To bruise or damage, as in a fight.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bung
Plural:
bungs

Origin of bung

  • Middle English bunge from Middle Dutch bonge from Late Latin pūncta hole from Latin feminine past participle of pungere to prick peuk- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition