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bung

noun [C] uk   us   /bʌŋ/ UK informal

bung noun [C] (CLOSING DEVICE)

(usually US stopper) a round piece of rubber, wood, etc. that is used to close the hole in a container

bung noun [C] (MONEY)

a payment made to someone to persuade them to do something, usually something dishonest: Of course both the politicians denied taking bungs.

bung

verb [T + adv/prep] uk   us   /bʌŋ/ UK informal
to put something somewhere in a careless way: "Where shall I put my coat?" "Oh, bung it anywhere."
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Translations of “bung”
in Vietnamese nút thùng…
in Spanish tapón…
in Thai จุกหรือที่อุด…
in Malaysian penyumbat…
in French bonde…
in German der Spundzapfen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蓋子, (橡膠、木頭等製作的)塞子…
in Indonesian sumbat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 盖子, (橡胶、木头等制作的)塞子…
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