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bung

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Daily life
bungbung1 /bʌŋ/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 Da round piece of rubber, wood etc used to close the top of a container2 PAY FOR British English informal money given to someone secretly, and usually illegally, to make them do something syn bribe
Examples from the Corpus
bung• To save draining the cistern, make a bung from polyethylene sheeting and cloth and hold it against the outlet.• Laura removed a wedge-shaped bung from the wall and peered in.• All six bungs were sealed and there was no evidence that any of them had ever been damaged.• I can only assume they're taking bungs from divorce lawyers.• He finally slumped against the nearest crate and stared at the dimpled area around the bung.• Instead of striking the middle of the bung he would concentrate on the seal itself.• He gripped the bracket in both hands and repeatedly pounded the bung.• Nevertheless he steadied his aim and brought the bracket down on to the bung.
bungbung2 verb [transitive always + adverb/preposition] British English informal 🔊 🔊 PUTto put something somewhere quickly and carelesslybung something in/into etc something 🔊 Can you bung these clothes in the washing machine?► see thesaurus at put → bung something ↔ up→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
bung• I've bunged down a few more ideas for old Clash songs we could flog to various fee-paying customers.• Just sign the card, bung it in an envelope and send it off.• When the Access people billed him, he bunged them a wedge for £1000.• Don't just bung them in because everybody else is.• Could you bung those clothes into the washing machine for me?• However there's only 2 pubs near it and they were bunged to bursting point.
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Verb table
bung (BrE)
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybung (BrE)
he, she, itbungs (BrE)
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybunged (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave bunged
he, she, ithas bunged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad bunged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill bung
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have bunged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam bunging
he, she, itis bunging
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you, we, theyare bunging
Past
I, he, she, itwas bunging
you, we, theywere bunging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been bunging
he, she, ithas been bunging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been bunging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be bunging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been bunging
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