bug out
intransitive verb Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1950 1. to retreat during a military action; especially to flee in panic 2. to depart especially in a hurrybugout noun

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  • bug out — N. Amer. informal bulge outwards. → bug bug out leave quickly. → bug …   English new terms dictionary

  • Bug Out — can refer to: * The enemy is behind us and every man is for himself.* A special hour long episode of M*A*S*H. With North Korean forces on the march, the 4077th must bug out and move the entire camp, but a soldier who has just had serious spinal… …   Wikipedia

  • bug-out — bugˈ out noun 1. Desertion 2. A deserter • • • Main Entry: ↑bug …   Useful english dictionary

  • bug|out — «BUHG OWT», noun. U.S. Slang. 1. a running away; flight; retreat; desertion. 2. a person who flees or deserts; deserter …   Useful english dictionary

  • bug out — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms bug out : present tense I/you/we/they bug out he/she/it bugs out present participle bugging out past tense bugged out past participle bugged out American 1) if someone s eyes bug out, they open very wide,… …   English dictionary

  • bug out — 1. in. to pack up and retreat. (Military, Korean War.) □ Orders are to bug out by oh nine hundred. □ Okay, everybody, move it! We’re bugging out. 2. in. to get out of somewhere fast. □ I gotta find way to bug out of here without getting caught …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • bug out — verb a) To leave (a place) hastily Its time I bugged out of this town, it aint safe no more. b) to abandon someone without warning. Im not gonna bug out on you, I promise …   Wiktionary

  • bug out — v To leave. I ve got exams tomorrow; time for me to bug out. 1960s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • bug out —    American    to retreat    From the slang meaning, to quit rapidly. Bugout fever, in the Korean War, was cowardice:     Bug out fever , the urge to withdraw precipitately in the face of the slightest threat from the flank... (M. Hastings, 1987) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • bug out — v. leave or depart rapidly. Enemy s coming, time to bug out …   English slang

  • bug out — Trucker slang for leaving a CB radio channel as in I better bug out and get some shut eye …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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