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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BUNGED

And I took and tore up the certificate and bunged the pieces on the floor.

He recked nothing of his bunged optic and the claret that flowed from his beezer.

Robert has seen me when I've been as ugly as sin, when my eyes have been bunged up with crying.

When he went into the house, mother's other eye had bunged for sympathy.

Because I can't get any coal to-morrow—line's bunged up for the troops.

I've bunged up all the cracks,' Mr. Sidney shouted from within.

Watching me with the eye that was not bunged up, Hassan guessed my perplexity.

She was a sight, with her eyes all bunged up and her cheeks sloppy.

Then he bunged up the mouth with a bit of soap—which he got on his thumb-nail from a pat in a saucer—and the straw was finished.

One of her eyes was bunged up, and her hair, all dishevelled, was hanging down over her face.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "large stopper for a cask," from Middle Dutch bonge "stopper;" or perhaps from French bonde "bung, bunghole" (15c.), which may be of Germanic origin (or the Germanic words may be borrowed from Romanic), or it may be from Gaulish *bunda (cf. Old Irish bonn, Gaelic bonn, Welsh bon "base, sole of the foot"). It is possible that either or both of these sources is ultimately from Latin puncta in the sense of "hole." Transferred to the cask-mouth itself (also bung-hole) from 1570s.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.