Bung



a stopper for the opening of a cask.
a bunghole.
to close with or as if with a bung; cork; plug (often followed by up).
out of order; broken; unusable.
bankrupt.
Slang. dead.
to beat; bruise; maul (often followed by up).
British Slang. to throw or shove carelessly or violently; sling.
Historical Examples

The Cook and Housekeeper’s Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, Mary Eaton
The Cook and Housekeeper’s Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, Mary Eaton
The Pyrotechnist’s Treasury Thomas Kentish
A Safety Match Ian Hay
Marmaduke Merry William H. G. Kingston
Soil Culture J. H. Walden
The Cook and Housekeeper’s Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, Mary Eaton
George Cruikshank W. H. Chesson
A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 12 (of 15) Robert Dodsley
The Secret Chamber at Chad Evelyn Everett-Green

noun
a stopper, esp of cork or rubber, for a cask, piece of laboratory glassware, etc
short for bunghole
verb (transitive)
(often foll by up) to close or seal with or as with a bung: the car’s exhaust was bunged up with mud
(Brit & Austral, slang) to throw; sling
noun
a gratuity; tip
a bribe
verb
(transitive) bung it on, to behave in a pretentious manner
adjective (Austral & NZ, informal)
useless
go bung

to fail or collapse
to die

n.

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