Definition of 'slug'
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Example sentences containing 'slug'
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The only preservative is a good slug of brandy or rum. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This precaution should stop slugs and snails in their tracks. The Sun (2009)Some people also use coffee grounds as a barrier to deter both slugs and ants. The Sun (2011)Others have secured large slugs of cash by forging partnership deals with big pharma. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Place in a roasting tin and pour over a generous slug of olive oil. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But they are ideal for dealing with those small slugs that lurk just below the soil surface. The Sun (2015)They may have consumed poisonous plants and been exposed to slug pellets. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Strict security will be in force to keep the slugs and snails away from the veg. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It sets them off well visually and will deter slugs and snails. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Gardeners can enter the largest slug and heaviest snail sections. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They also keep slug pellets protected and dry so their effect lasts longer. The Sun (2011)It can be spread around plants to deter slugs. The Sun (2015)But slugs and snails like them so keep them up off the ground in pots to reduce attacks. The Sun (2015)He takes another slug of wine. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And infested with large orange slugs. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This is a big orange slug and where it comes in, the ecosystem suffers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The cute creatures are seen as a gardener's friend because they help control pests like slugs. The Sun (2009)My eyelids are swollen from crying, like little slugs. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is very cosy but has one big problem: slugs. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Dress with the lemon juice, a good slug of olive oil and season with the salt and pepper. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Take precautions against slug attack. The Sun (2012)Take out the pancetta pieces, add a slug of olive oil and sweat the shallots until they are soft and translucent. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'slug'
British English: slug /slʌɡ/ NOUN
A slug is a small slow-moving creature, with a long slippery body, like a snail without a shell.
- American English: slug
- Arabic: بَزَّاقَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: lesma
- Chinese: 鼻涕虫
- Croatian: puž slinavac
- Czech: slimák
- Danish: snegl
- Dutch: naaktslak
- European Spanish: babosa
- Finnish: kuoreton etana
- French: limace
- German: Nacktschnecke
- Greek: γυμνοσάλιαγκας
- Italian: lumacone
- Japanese: ナメクジ
- Korean: 민달팽이
- Norwegian: snegle
- Polish: ślimak nagi
- European Portuguese: lesma
- Romanian: limax
- Russian: слизняк
- Spanish: babosa
- Swedish: snigel
- Thai: ตัวทากกินใบไม้
- Turkish: kabuksuz sümüklüböcek
- Ukrainian: слимак
- Vietnamese: con sên không vỏ
Definition of slug from the Collins English Dictionary
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