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Definition 1: (boxing) a blow with the fist - [noun denoting act]

Samples where slug or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I gave him a clout on his nose

Synonyms for slug in the sense of this definition

(slug is a kind of ...) a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

"a blow on the head"

(... is a kind of slug ) a return punch (especially by a boxer)

(... is a kind of slug ) a hard punch that renders the opponent unable to continue boxing

(... is a kind of slug ) a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent

(... is a kind of slug ) a quick short straight punch

(... is a kind of slug ) a short chopping blow to the back of the neck

(... is a kind of slug ) an unexpected punch

(slug belongs to category ...) fighting with the fists

Definition 2: any of various terrestrial gastropods having an elongated slimy body and no external shell - [noun denoting animal]

(slug is a kind of ...) a class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes

(... is a member of slug) slugs

Definition 3: a projectile that is fired from a gun - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for slug in the sense of this definition

(slug is a kind of ...) a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled

(... is a kind of slug ) a soft-nosed small-arms bullet that expands when it hits a target and causes a gaping wound

(... is a kind of slug ) a lead bullet that is covered with a jacket of a harder metal (usually copper)

(... is a kind of slug ) a bullet designed to be fired from a rifle; no longer made spherical in shape

(... is a kind of slug ) a bullet made of hard rubber; designed for use in crowd control

(... is part of slug) ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet; fired from a rifle or handgun

Definition 4: a strip of type metal used for spacing - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for slug in the sense of this definition

(slug is a kind of ...) an alloy of tin and lead and antimony used to make printing type

Definition 5: an amount of an alcoholic drink (usually liquor) that is poured or gulped - [noun denoting food]

Samples where slug or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he took a slug of hard liquor

(slug is a kind of ...) a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent

"alcohol (or drink) ruined him"

Definition 6: an idle slothful person - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for slug in the sense of this definition

(slug is a kind of ...) person who does no work

"a lazy bum"

Definition 7: a counterfeit coin - [noun denoting possession]

(slug is a kind of ...) a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money

Definition 8: a unit of mass equal to the mass that accelerates at 1 foot/sec/sec when acted upon by a force of 1 pound; approximately 14.5939 kilograms - [noun denoting quantity]

(slug is a kind of ...) a unit of measurement for mass

Definition 9: strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat - [verb of contact]

Samples where slug or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He slugged me so hard that I passed out

Synonyms for slug in the sense of this definition

(slug is a kind of ...) deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

"He hit her hard in the face"

Samples where slug or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The old man sat and stagnated on his porch
  • He slugged in bed all morning

Synonyms for slug in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of slug ) be idle in a listless or dreamy way

(... is a kind of slug ) be out of the game

"Miller was riding the bench in Saturday's game"

(... is a kind of slug ) have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake

"She looked out the window, daydreaming"

(... is a kind of slug ) be lazy or idle

"Her son is just bumming around all day"

(... is a kind of slug ) hang around idly

"She did all the work while he lay around"

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