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jug / jəg/ • n. 1. a large container for liquids, with a narrow mouth and typically a stopper or cap. ∎  the contents of such a container: she gave us a big jug of water. 2. (the jug) inf. prison: three months in the jug. 3. (jugs) vulgar slang a woman's breasts. 4. (also jug han·dle) Climbing a secure hold that is cut into rock for climbing. • v. (jugged , jug·ging ) [tr.] 1. [usu. as adj.] (jugged) stew or boil (a hare or rabbit) in a covered container: jugged hare. 2. inf. prosecute and imprison (someone). DERIVATIVES: jug·ful / -ˌfoŏl/ n. (pl. -fuls) .

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jug1 deep vessel with a handle for holding liquid XVI; (sl.) prison XIX. prob. a use of the proper name Jug, pet-form of Joan, Joanna, and Jenny.

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Jug

to nestle or collect in a covey; the covey itself.

Examples: jug of grouse; of partridge; of quail.

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jug2 imit. of the notes of the nightingale. XVI.

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jug The colloquial name for a geophone.

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jugbug, chug, Doug, drug, dug, fug, glug, hug, jug, lug, mug, plug, pug, rug, shrug, slug, smug, snug, thug, trug, tug •bedbug • ladybug • doodlebug •humbug • firebug • thunderbug •jitterbug, litterbug •shutterbug • Rawlplug • earplug •fireplug • hearthrug

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