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English noun: slug

1. slug (artifact) a projectile that is fired from a gun


Broader (hypernym)missile, projectile

Narrower (hyponym)dumdum, dumdum bullet, full metal jacket, rifle ball, rubber bullet

Part meronymcartridge

2. slug (quantity) a unit of mass equal to the mass that accelerates at 1 foot/sec/sec when acted upon by a force of 1 pound; approximately 14.5939 kilograms

Broader (hypernym)mass unit

3. slug (possession) a counterfeit coin

Broader (hypernym)coin

4. slug (person) an idle slothful person


Broader (hypernym)bum, do-nothing, idler, layabout, loafer

5. slug (food) an amount of an alcoholic drink (usually liquor) that is poured or gulped

SamplesHe took a slug of hard liquor.

Broader (hypernym)alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant

6. slug (artifact) a strip of type metal used for spacing

Synonymstype slug

Broader (hypernym)type metal

7. slug (animal) any of various terrestrial gastropods having an elongated slimy body and no external shell

Broader (hypernym)gastropod, univalve

Member meronymfamily Limacidae, Limacidae

8. slug (act) (boxing) a blow with the fist

SamplesI gave him a clout on his nose.

Synonymsbiff, clout, lick, poke, punch

Broader (hypernym)blow

Narrower (hyponym)counter, counterpunch, haymaker, hook, jab, knockout punch, KO punch, parry, rabbit punch, sucker punch, Sunday punch

Domain categoryboxing, fisticuffs, pugilism

English verb: slug

1. slug (contact) strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat

SamplesHe slugged me so hard that I passed out.

ExamplesThe fighter managed to slug his opponent

Synonymsslog, swig

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)hit

2. slug (social) be idle; exist in a changeless situation

SamplesThe old man sat and stagnated on his porch.
He slugged in bed all morning.

Synonymsidle, laze, stagnate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Narrower (hyponym)arse about, arse around, bum, bum about, bum around, daydream, frig around, fuck off, lie about, lie around, loaf, loll, loll around, lounge about, lounge around, moon, moon, moon around, moon on, ride the bench, warm the bench, waste one's time


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