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Definition of "bung" [bung]

  • A stopper especially for the hole through which a cask, keg, or barrel is filled or emptied. (noun)
  • A bunghole. (noun)
  • To close with or as if with a cork or stopper. (verb-transitive)
  • Informal To injure or damage: fell on skis and bunged up my leg. (verb-transitive)
  • Chiefly British To fling; toss: "The Hungarian director bungs star Klaus Maria Brandauer once more into the breaches of past Teuton history” ( Nigel Andrews). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bung" in a sentence
  • "When the hissing noise subsides, the bung is driven in firmly, and a little hole is made in the head of the cask, near the bung, which is stopped with a wooden peg."
  • "So police officers are being compromised by being pressurised to lie and then being pressurised to drive in a way that could result in death or bodily injury to themselves or to innocent members of public who you have sworn to protect all so that someone snotty superintendent can get a bung from the Home Office"
  • "The stopper in the barrel is called the bung, and the hole is called the bung hole."