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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