Synonyms for bug


1. bug, insect
usage: general term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate
2. bug, glitch, defect, fault, flaw
usage: a fault or defect in a computer program, system, or machine
3. bug, microphone, mike
usage: a small hidden microphone; for listening secretly
4. hemipterous insect, bug, hemipteran, hemipteron, insect
usage: insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis
5. microbe, bug, germ, microorganism, micro-organism
usage: a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use


1. tease, badger, pester, bug, beleaguer, torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate
usage: annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"
2. wiretap, tap, intercept, bug, listen in, eavesdrop
usage: tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information; "The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy"; "Is this hotel room bugged?"
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