Meaning of SLUG in English

SLUG

~ 1

■ noun

1》 a tough-skinned terrestrial mollusc which lacks a shell and secretes a film of mucus for protection. [Order Stylommatophora.]

2》 an amount of an alcoholic drink that is gulped or poured.

3》 an elongated, typically rounded piece of metal.

↘ chiefly N. Amer. a bullet.

4》 a line of type in Linotype printing.

■ verb ( ~s , ~ging , ~ged ) gulp (something, typically alcohol).

Origin

ME (in the sense '~gard'): prob. of Scand. origin.

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~ 2 informal,

chiefly N. Amer.

■ verb ( ~s , ~ging , ~ged ) strike with a hard blow.

↘( ~ it out ) settle a dispute or contest by fighting or competing fiercely.

■ noun a hard blow.

Derivatives

~ger noun

Origin

C19: of unknown origin; cf. slog .

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