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jugnoun [C]

 us   /dʒʌɡ/
a large container for liquids that usually has a handle and a narrow opening at the top
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jugnoun

uk   /dʒʌɡ/  us   /dʒʌɡ/
  • jug noun (CONTAINER)

B1 [C] UK (US pitcher) a container for holding liquids that has a handle and a shaped opening at the top for pouring: a glass/plastic jug a milk/water jug
[C] US (UK pitcher) a large, round container for liquids that has a flat base, a handle, and a very narrow raised opening at the top for pouring: a whiskey jug
[C] the amount of liquid that a jug holds: a jug of milk

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  • jug noun (PRISON)

[U] UK old-fashioned slang prison: I always knew he'd end up in (the) jug.
jugful
noun [C] uk   /ˈdʒʌɡ.fʊl/  us   /ˈdʒʌɡ.fʊl/
the amount held by a jug: There was a jugful of water on each table.
(Definition of jug from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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