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1Leave quickly.‘if you see enemy troops, bug out’
abscond, make off, run off, run away, flee, bolt, take off, take flight, disappear, vanish, slip away, steal away, sneak away, beat a hasty retreat, escape, make a run for it, make one's getaway, leave, depart, make oneself scarceView synonyms
- ‘But I simply do not see any option whatever for bugging out, hiving off and starting something else.’
- ‘He bugged out for an entire year of his duty - desertion in wartime, a capital offense, if you're not rich and well-connected.’
- ‘It was only motherly intervention that convinced her to bug out.’
- ‘But bugging out before next year's election could leave the administration facing even tougher decisions a little further down the road.’
- ‘Clearly, there's a whole lot going on inside the museum, but perhaps it's best that some doors stay closed: watching some of the action might just cause people to bug out.’
- ‘Once there, he claimed purple hearts for every scratch, and bugged out as quickly as humanly possible.’
2North American Bulge outward.‘he did a double take and his eyes bugged out’
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