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Some people go through life trying to find out what the world holds for them only to find out too late that it's what they bring to the world that really counts. OR It's not what the world holds for you it's what you bring to it
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Noun

Singular
bug

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  1. An insect of the order Hemiptera (the "true bugs").
  2. A colloquial name for any insect or arachnid that’s a pest.
    These flies are a bother. I’ll get some bug spray and kill them.
  3. Various species of marine crustaceans; e.g. a Morton Bay bug.
  4. A problem that needs fixing, especially in computing.
    The computer program has a bug in it.
  5. A contagious illness; a bacterium or virus causing it.
    He’s got the flu bug.
  6. An enthusiasm for something; an obsession.
    I think he’s a gold bug, he has over 10,000 ounces in storage.
    to catch the skiing bug
  7. An electronic listening device.
    We installed a bug in her telephone.
  8. A small or invisible image on a World Wide Web page, used to track persons who viewed it.
    He suspected the image was a web bug used for determining who was visiting the site.
  9. A small, usually transparent or translucent image placed in a corner of a television program to indicate what network or cable channel is televising it.
    He did not like the network bug that appeared onscreen.
  10. (figuratively) A manually positioned marker in flight instruments.
  11. A semi-automated telegraph key.
    • 1938, Paul Gallico, Farewell to Sport, p257
      At this point your telegraph operator, sitting at your right, goes "Ticky-tick-tickety-de-tick-tick," with his bug, as he calls his transmitter, and looks at you expectantly.
    • 1942, Arthur Reinhold Nilson, Radio Code Manual, p134
      As far as the dashes are concerned, the bug is the same in operation as any regular key would be if it were turned up on edge instead of sitting flat on the desk.
    • 1986, E. L. Doctorow, World's Fair, p282
      I was a very good radio operator. I bought my own bug. That's what the telegraph key in its modern form was called. It was semiautomatic.

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Verb

Infinitive
to bug

Third person singular
bugs

Simple past
bugged

Past participle
-

Present participle
bugging

to bug (third-person singular simple present bugs, present participle bugging, simple past and past participle bugged)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To annoy.
    Don’t bug me, I’m busy!
  2. (transitive) To install an electronic listening device or devices in.
    We need to know what’s going on. We’ll bug his house.

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See also

Wikipedia article on true bugs
Wikipedia article on computer bugs

Danish

Noun

bug c.

  1. stomach
  2. abdomen

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