slug

Use the word slug to mean "bullet," "slimy, land-dwelling mollusk," or "super lazy person." If your mom finds you on the couch as often as she finds slugs in her garden, she'll call you a slug too.

When it's a verb, slug means "hit," so you might say, "That bully's always threatening to slug me." As a noun, slug can also mean "a blow," or "a gulp." But if your little brother is barefoot outside and suddenly screams, "Yuck, I stepped on a slug!" he is most likely talking about the squishy invertebrate that leaves a trail of slime behind it.

Definitions of slug
  1. noun
    a projectile that is fired from a gun
    synonyms: bullet
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    dumdum, dumdum bullet
    a soft-nosed small-arms bullet that expands when it hits a target and causes a gaping wound
    full metal jacket
    a lead bullet that is covered with a jacket of a harder metal (usually copper)
    rifle ball
    a bullet designed to be fired from a rifle; no longer made spherical in shape
    rubber bullet
    a bullet made of hard rubber; designed for use in crowd control
    type of:
    missile, projectile
    a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a target but is not self-propelled
  2. noun
    a counterfeit coin
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    coin
    a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
  3. noun
    a strip of type metal used for spacing
    synonyms: type slug
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    type metal
    an alloy of tin and lead and antimony used to make printing type
  4. noun
    any of various terrestrial gastropods having an elongated slimy body and no external shell
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    gastropod, univalve
    a class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes
  5. noun
    an idle slothful person
    synonyms: sluggard
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    bum, do-nothing, idler, layabout, loafer
    person who does no work
  6. verb
    be idle; exist in a changeless situation
    “He slugged in bed all morning”
    synonyms: idle, laze, stagnate
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    work
    exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity
    do work, work
    be employed
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    moon, moon around, moon on
    be idle in a listless or dreamy way
    ride the bench, warm the bench
    be out of the game
    daydream, moon
    have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake
    bum, bum about, bum around, frig around, loaf, loll, loll around, lounge about, lounge around, waste one's time
    be lazy or idle
    lie about, lie around
    hang around idly
  7. verb
    strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat
    “He slugged me so hard that I passed out”
    synonyms: slog, swig
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    hit
    deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
  8. noun
    (boxing) a blow with the fist
    synonyms: biff, clout, lick, poke, punch
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    counter, counterpunch, parry
    a return punch (especially by a boxer)
    KO punch, Sunday punch, haymaker, knockout punch
    a hard punch that renders the opponent unable to continue boxing
    hook
    a short swinging punch delivered from the side with the elbow bent
    jab
    a quick short straight punch
    rabbit punch
    a short chopping blow to the back of the neck
    sucker punch
    an unexpected punch
    roundhouse
    a hook delivered with an exaggerated swing
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    blow, buffet
    a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
  9. noun
    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
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    mass unit
    a unit of measurement for mass
  10. noun
    an amount of an alcoholic drink (usually liquor) that is poured or gulped
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    alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant
    a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent
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