bung

1 [buhng]
noun
1.
a stopper for the opening of a cask.
2.
verb (used with object)
3.
to close with or as if with a bung; cork; plug (often followed by up ).

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English bunge < Middle Dutch bonge stopper

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bung

2 [buhng]
adjective Australian.
1.
out of order; broken; unusable.
3.
Slang. dead.

Origin:
1840–50; perhaps < Waga (Australian Aboriginal language spoken around Kingaroy, S Queensland) bongī dead

bung

3 [buhng]
verb (used with object)
1.
to beat; bruise; maul (often followed by up ).
2.
British Slang. to throw or shove carelessly or violently; sling.

Origin:
1815–25; orig. Scots variant of bang1

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bung1 (bʌŋ)
 
n
1.  a stopper, esp of cork or rubber, for a cask, piece of laboratory glassware, etc
2.  short for bunghole
 
vb
3.  (often foll by up) to close or seal with or as with a bung: the car's exhaust was bunged up with mud
4.  slang (Brit), (Austral) to throw; sling
 
[C15: from Middle Dutch bonghe, from Late Latin punctapuncture]

bung2 (bʌŋ)
 
n
1.  a gratuity; tip
2.  a bribe
 
vb
3.  (tr) bung it on to behave in a pretentious manner
 
[C16 (originally in the sense: a purse): perhaps from Old English pung, changed over time through the influence of bung1]

bung3 (bʌŋ)
 
adj
1.  useless
2.  go bung
 a.  to fail or collapse
 b.  to die
 
[C19: from a native Australian language]

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Word Origin & History

bung
mid-15c., from M.Du. bonge "stopper;" or perhaps from Fr. bonde "bung, bunghole" (15c.), which may be of Gmc. origin, or it may be from Gaul. bunda (cf. O.Ir. bonn, Gael. bonn, Welsh bon "base, sole of the foot"). It is possible that either or both of these sources is ultimately from L. puncta in the
sense of "hole."
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Example sentences
The way to stop concrete cracking is to bung up small cracks before they enlarge.
Business also got a bung, in the form of a faster write-off on investments.
Funnels can be secured to a drum lid by screwing the funnel into the large bung
  hole on a closed head drum.
Once the bung has been loosened, the bracketing system must be removed before
  the drum can be sampled.
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