slug

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈslʌg/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/slʌg/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(slug)


Inflections of 'slug' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
slugs
v 3rd person singular
slugging
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
slugged
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
slugged
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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slug

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [pistol, rifle] slug
  2. put a (lead) slug in his [head, chest]
  3. filled his [head] with (lead) slugs
  4. load the slug into the chamber
  5. shot by a [0.50] -caliber slug
  6. the slug [hit, brushed, pierced] his shoulder
  7. removed a slug from [her shoulder, the victim]
  8. [iron, copper, steel] slugs
  9. embedded slugs of [uranium, titanium]
  10. [put, insert] slugs in the [ticket, vending] machine
  11. drank a slug of [whiskey, vodka, beer]
  12. as [slow, lethargic, lazy] as a slug
  13. stepped on a slug
  14. slugs in the garden (after the rain)
  15. [working, walking] at a slug's pace
  16. computing: [edit, optimize, generate] URL slugs
  17. informal: is [an obnoxious, a lazy] slug
  18. informal: has [become, turned into] a lazy slug
  19. informal: the slug just [lazes, mooches] around the house
v
  1. slug the ball [out the stadium, to first base, into the crowd]
  2. slugged [it, the ball, his opponent]
  3. the [boxers, fighters] slugged at each other
  4. slugged him in the [face, stomach, gut, eye]
  5. (let them, leave them to) slug it out
  6. slugging (back) [whiskey, soda, juice]
  7. he slugged the [whiskey] back
  8. slug [up the hill, through the mud, across the valleys]
  9. the [car, soldiers, hikers] slugged [up the hill]
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