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vb. (en-past of: bug)


adj. having hidden electronic eavesdropping devices; "wired hotel rooms"; "even the car is bugged"

  1. v. annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer" [syn: tease, badger, pester, beleaguer]

  2. 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?" [syn: wiretap, tap, intercept]

  3. [also: bugging, bugged]

  1. n. general term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate

  2. a fault or defect in a system or machine [syn: glitch]

  3. a small hidden microphone; for listening secretly

  4. insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis [syn: hemipterous insect, hemipteran, hemipteron]

  5. a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use [syn: microbe, germ]

  6. [also: bugging, bugged]


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Bugged may refer to:

  • Bugged!, a 1997 horror-comedy film distributed by Troma
  • Bugged (album), a 2000 album by Babybird
  • "Bugged" (Blood Ties), an episode of Blood Ties
  • "Bugged" (Family Matters), an episode of Family Matters
  • "Bugged", an episode of Delilah and Julius
  • Bugged, to have placed, or to have been monitored by, a covert listening device
Bugged (album)

Bugged is the third studio album by rock band Babybird released in 2000. It was also the last album the band released on the Echo Records label before being dropped. The band subsequently split but re-united once again in 2006 for their fourth studio album Between My Ears There Is Nothing But Music.

The album features the single "The F-Word" which was later used as the theme tune for Gordon Ramsay's television series of the same name.

The song "Getaway" was also used in an episode of Trigger Happy TV.

Usage examples of "bugged".

Hoping that Bolivar would catch on that I was still probably bugged, and letting him know I would be at the restaurant we had met in before.

Marilyn, and despite the fact that Pasquin knew the room was bugged, as soon as she started to undress he forgot all about it.

David checked for a response from Hannah, and seeing none, keyed in a connect to Chang, who had the bugged Phoenix 216 on-line for the Trib Force.

If we moved out of the area fast enough, maybe Zorro and crew and the bikers would keep each other busy while we bugged out.

Phil makes no reply, but seizing the chair and its load, sidles away, tightly bugged by the now speechless Mr. Smallweed, and bolts along the passage as if he had an acceptable commission to carry the old gentleman to the nearest volcano.

Following the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, an Exxon-British Petroleum joint venture wiretapped and bugged the home of a whistleblower working with the US Congress.

Let them read the news every dayincluding the news about Hiroshima and Nagasakiand they bugged their conversations.

All the empty apartments overlooking the embassy, and quite a few of the occupied locations, had been bugged in anticipation of some action of this nature.

But is also bad, Robin, because is obvious that buggery program is all bugged to hell.

Then he made a little warning gesture of his fingers and looked meaningfully at the corners of the room, apprising them that the room was probably bugged, which Yana had already guessed.

They are back at the house directly, and then Avi points significantly at the ceiling, which is his way of saying that they had better assume the house is bugged now.

I whispered into Dingers ear, unsure if wed been put together because the cell was bugged.

You're more bugged by the possibility that I'm treating you as unbright and distractable than you are about a resident's inability to come right out and openly exercise her right to refuse to answer an incredibly private and drug-unrelated question.

It was hard to believe that Dunne, the number-two man in the Agency, feared his own office was bugged.

They said they bugged your pad, and they've got a tape with you talking this amorphous stuff about your mob hits, and Glenda Bledsoe saying she snuffed some nigger pimp named Dwight Gilette.