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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chuhg]
    • /tʃʌg/
    • /tʃʌɡ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chuhg]
    • /tʃʌg/

Definitions of chug word

  • verb chug When a vehicle chugs somewhere, it goes there slowly, noisily and with difficulty. 3
  • verb chug Chug is also a noun. 3
  • noun chug a short dull sound, esp one that is rapidly repeated, such as that made by an engine 3
  • verb chug (of an engine, etc) to operate while making such sounds 3
  • verb chug to drink (a liquid) quickly or greedily 3
  • noun chug any of a series of abrupt, puffing or explosive sounds, as of a steam-powered locomotive 3

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Origin of chug

First appearance:

before 1865
One of the 28% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1865-70; imitative

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Parts of speech for Chug


chug popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 81% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

chug usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chug

verb chug

  • down — from higher to lower; in descending direction or order; toward, into, or in a lower position: to come down the ladder.
  • chug-a-lug — to consume (a drink) in one gulp
  • continue — If someone or something continues to do something, they keep doing it and do not stop.
  • persist — to continue steadfastly or firmly in some state, purpose, course of action, or the like, especially in spite of opposition, remonstrance, etc.: to persist in working for world peace; to persist in unpopular political activities.
  • guzzle — South Midland and Southern U.S. gozzle.

noun chug

  • ingestion — to take, as food, into the body (opposed to egest).

Antonyms for chug

verb chug

  • stop — to cease from, leave off, or discontinue: to stop running.

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