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English definition of “chug”

chug

verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk   /tʃʌɡ/ (-gg-) us  
to make the sound of an engine or motor, or to move making this sound: The lorry chugged up the hill.Sounds made by objects, movement or impact
chug
noun [C often singular] uk   us  
We heard the chug of the boat's engine in the distance.Sounds made by objects, movement or impact
(Definition of chug from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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