Slug meaning

slŭg
Slug is defined as a small lump of metal or a piece of metal used instead of a token.

An example of a slug is a bullet.

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Slug means to hit hard.

An example of to slug is punching someone in the chest.

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A small metal disk for use in a vending or gambling machine, especially one used illegally.
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A lump of metal or glass prepared for further processing.
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A round bullet larger than buckshot.
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The British unit of mass that accelerates at the rate of one foot per second per second when acted on by a force of one pound on the surface of the Earth.
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To add slugs to.
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To drink rapidly or in large gulps.

Slugged down a can of pop.

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Any of various terrestrial gastropod mollusks having a slow-moving slimy elongated body with no shell or with a flat rudimentary shell on or under the skin, usually found in moist habitats.
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A sea slug.
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The smooth soft larva of certain insects, such as the sawfly.
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A slimy mass of aggregated amoeboid cells that develops into the spore-bearing fruiting body of a cellular slime mold.
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A sluggard.
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To strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat.
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A hard heavy blow, as with the fist or a baseball bat.
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To wait for or obtain a ride to work by standing at a roadside hoping to be picked up by a driver who needs another passenger to use the HOV lanes of a highway.
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A commuter who slugs.
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Any of a large number of small, gastropod mollusks, esp. the ones resembling a land snail, but having only a rudimentary internal shell buried in the mantle.
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A smooth, soft moth (family Eucleidae) or sawfly larva, resembling a slug.
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A person, vehicle, etc. that moves sluggishly.
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A small piece or lump of metal; specif., a bullet.
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A piece of metal shaped like and used in place of a coin in automatic coin machines; esp., such a substitute coin when used illegally.
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A unit of mass, equal to c. 14.6 kg (c. 32.2 lb), to which a force of one pound imparts an acceleration of one foot per second per second.
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To insert (a slug) between lines.
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A single drink, esp. of straight alcoholic liquor.
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To hit hard.

To slug someone in the nose, to slug a baseball over the fence.

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A hard blow or hit.
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A metal bar containing the carved image of a letter or digit that is used in a printing mechanism.
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Any of many terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks, having no (only rudimentary) shell.
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A bullet (projectile).
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A counterfeit coin, especially one used to steal from vending machines.
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A shot of a drink, usually alcoholic.
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(journalism) A title, name or header, a catchline, a short phrase or title to indicate the content of a newspaper or magazine story for editing use.
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(physics, rarely used) The Imperial (English) unit of mass that accelerates by 1 foot per second squared (1 ft/s²) when a force of one pound-force (lbf) is exerted on it.
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A discrete mass of a material that moves as a unit, usually through another material.
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A motile pseudoplasmodium formed by amoebae working together.
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(television editing) A black screen.
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(letterpress typography) A piece of type metal imprinted by a Linotype machine; also a black mark placed in the margin to indicate an error.
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(regional) A stranger picked up as a passenger to enable legal use of high occupancy vehicle lanes.
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(web design) The last part of a clean URL, the displayed resource name, similar to a filename.
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A ship that sails slowly.

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To drink quickly; to gulp.
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To down a shot.
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To hit very hard, usually with the fist.

He insulted my mother, so I slugged him.

The fighter slugged his opponent into unconsciousness.

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To take part in casual carpooling; to form ad hoc, informal carpools for commuting, essentially a variation of ride-share commuting and hitchhiking.
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(intransitive, of a bullet) To become reduced in diameter, or changed in shape, by passing from a larger to a smaller part of the bore of the barrel.
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To load with a slug or slugs.

To slug a gun.

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To make sluggish.

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The definition of a slug is a small animal with a soft, smooth and slimy body without a shell that slowly moves using one muscular foot.

An example of a slug is the yellow mascot of UC Santa Cruz.

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Origin of slug

  • Middle English slugge sluggard probably of Scandinavian origin

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

  • Perhaps from slug (from its shape)

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

  • Possibly from slug

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

  • Probably from slug

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

  • Originally referred to a lazy person, from Middle English slugge, probably of Scandinavian/Old Norse origin; compare dialectal Norwegian sluggje (“heavy, slow person").

    From Wiktionary