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English definition of “bung sth up”

bung sth up

UK informal
verb [T + adv/prep] uk phrasal verb with bung   /bʌŋ/ mainly UK informal us  
to cause something to be blocked so that it does not work in the way it should: The toilet was bunged up with paper.Closing and blocking
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