bug out

phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word forms "bug out":
present tense I/you/we/they bug out he/she/it bugs out present participle bugging out past tense bugged out past participle bugged out American
1) if someone's eyes bug out, they open very wide, for example because the person is shocked by something

Her eyes will bug out when she sees that pile of work.

2) informal to leave quickly

If you're finished, let's bug out.

3) informal to become too frightened to do something

If things get tough, don't bug out.


English dictionary. 2014.

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