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  1. [noun] general term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate

  2. [noun] a fault or defect in a system or machine
    Synonyms: glitch

  3. [noun] a small hidden microphone; for listening secretly

  4. [noun] insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis
    Synonyms: hemipterous insect, hemipteran, hemipteron

  5. [noun] a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use
    Synonyms: microbe, germ

  6. [verb] annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"
    Synonyms: tease, badger, pester, beleaguer

  7. [verb] 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?"
    Synonyms: wiretap, tap, intercept


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