bung, n. [Cf. W. bwng orfice, bunghole, Ir. buinne tap, spout, OGael. buine.].
bung, v. t.
To bung up, to use up, as by bruising or over exertion; to exhaust or incapacitate for action. [Low]
To stop, as the orifice in the bilge of a cask, with a bung; to close; -- with up
. [1913 Webster
"He had bunged up his mouth that he should not have spoken these three years."
bung, n. & v.
--n. a stopper for closing a hole in a container, esp. a cask.
1 stop with a bung.
2 Brit. sl. throw, toss.
bunged up closed, blocked. bung-hole a hole for filling or emptying a cask etc.
bung, adj. Austral. & NZ sl. dead; ruined, useless.
2 fail; go bankrupt.
stopper, stopple, plug, cork, bung
, spike, spill, stopcock, tap, rammer, ram, ramrod, piston, stop-gap, wadding, stuffing, padding, stopping, dossil, pledget, tompion, tourniquet, cover, valve, vent peg, spigot, slide valve, janitor, doorkeeper, porter, warder, beadle, cerberus, ostiary.