To bung up
Bung Bung, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bunged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bunging}.] To stop, as the orifice in the bilge of a cask, with a bung; to close; -- with up. [1913 Webster]

{To bung up}, to use up, as by bruising or over exertion; to exhaust or incapacitate for action. [Low] [1913 Webster]

He had bunged up his mouth that he should not have spoken these three years. --Shelton (Trans. Don Quixote). [1913 Webster]


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  • bung up — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms bung up : present tense I/you/we/they bung up he/she/it bungs up present participle bunging up past tense bunged up past participle bunged up 1) same as bung II, 2) 2) a) be bunged up British informal b) to… …   English dictionary

  • bung up — verb To close an opening with a cork, cork like object or other improvised obstruction. He used a piece of putty to temporarily bung up the leaking gutter …   Wiktionary

  • bung up and bilge free —    British    copulating    Naval usage, from the recommended way of storing a cask of rum aboard ship, whence anything in good order. The bung puns on the orifice rather than on a method of contraception:     I used to be bung but now I m pill.… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Bung — Bung, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bunged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bunging}.] To stop, as the orifice in the bilge of a cask, with a bung; to close; with up. [1913 Webster] {To bung up}, to use up, as by bruising or over exertion; to exhaust or incapacitate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bung — I. /bʌŋ / (say bung) noun 1. a stopper, as for the hole of a cask. 2. → bunghole. 3. Colloquial a memo to an employee, especially of a government department, calling attention to a breach of regulations. –verb (t) 4. Also, bung up. to close up… …   Australian English dictionary

  • bung — I UK [bʌŋ] / US noun [countable] Word forms bung : singular bung plural bungs 1) a round piece of rubber, plastic, cork etc used for closing the opening of a container 2) British informal money that you give to someone secretly in order to make… …   English dictionary

  • bung — bung1 [ bʌŋ ] noun count a round piece of rubber, plastic, CORK, etc. used for closing the opening of a container bung bung 2 [ bʌŋ ] verb transitive 1. ) BRITISH INFORMAL to put something somewhere quickly and carelessly a ) to throw something,… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bung — bung1 [bʌŋ] n [Date: 1400 1500; : Middle Dutch; Origin: bonghe, probably from Late Latin puncta hole made in something , from Latin pungere; PUNGENT] 1.) a round piece of rubber, wood etc used to close the top of a container 2.) BrE informal… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Bung Mokhtar Radin — Infobox Politician honorific prefix = name = Bung Mokhtar bin Radin imagesize = caption = birth date = Birth date and age|1959|9|15|df=y birth place = Kampung Bilit, Sukau, Kinabatangan, Sabah residence = death date = death place = office = term… …   Wikipedia

  • bung — 1. noun a) A stopper, alternative to a cork, often made of rubber used to prevent fluid passing through the neck of a bottle, vat, a hole in a vessel etc. With the heavy seas trying to broach the boat they baled and eventually found someone had… …   Wiktionary

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