bung up
transitive verb Date: 1951 batter

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bung up — transitive verb Etymology: bung (II) 1. slang : bruise, batter, lacerate his eyes and face were all bunged up from the fistfight 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 —  1. v. Close.  2. bunged up Blocked up …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • bung up — v. plug up hole; block a passage, block something so that it does not function properly; strike, beat, hit repeatedly (Slang); injure, bruise (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. bung [1] ► NOUN ▪ a stopper for a hole in a container. ► VERB 1) close with a bung. 2) (bung up) block up. ORIGIN Dutch bonghe. Ⅱ …   English terms dictionary

  • 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

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