Translation of bug in Spanish:


chinche, n.

Pronunciation /bəɡ//bʌɡ/


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    • 1.1(biting insect)

      chinche masculine
      • The Permian saw the appearance of stoneflies, true bugs, beetles, and caddisflies, among other groups.
      • The insect families that scientists lump together as aphids belong to the huge order of true bugs, which typically deploy sucking mouthparts much like built-in soda straws.
      • Phytoseiid mites and heteropteran bugs are frequently part of the enemy complex of herbivorous arthropods in agroecosystems.
      • Worldwide, stilt bugs are a relatively small group of unusual hemipterans, or true bugs, in the family Berytidae.
      • Asynchronous flight muscle occurs in several of the more speciose insect orders, including beetles, true bugs, wasps and bees, and dipteran flies.

    • 1.2US (any insect)

      bicho masculine
      • I observed small creatures: ants, bugs, moths, worms, all working their ways, digging in and out of the soil.
      • Aphids - these small bugs are green in the East, pink in the West, and can suck the life out of rosebuds and tender stems.
      • Since their introduction, the beneficial wasps have helped control plant bug populations throughout the Northeast.
      • Birds, bees, butterflies, bugs, bats, native plants and night-scented flowers have all figured in my postbag in recent weeks.
      • In the middle of the reproductive period most bugs carry eggs.
      • Helena is fascinated by ants and bugs; Caroline by the stars in the heavens.
      • I asked the children to imagine themselves a small bug, like an ant, climbing up and down in an unknown landscape, and to draw their trails.
      • With their little antennae they are one of the creepiest bugs ever.
      • ‘We were knee-deep in mud and mangroves being bitten by fire ants, leeches and bugs,’ he recalls.
      • The chickens also have reduced the fire ant population by eating the bugs and seeds the ants would have sustained themselves on.
      • In ancient Egypt they worshipped all kinds of creatures even insects and bugs like a scarab beetle.
      • Refrain from killing knowingly even the trifling insects like a louse, a bug or a mosquito.
      • Car-boot sales and second-hand furniture is another way bugs get into homes - bedbugs and fleas are prime beneficiaries of the trend, says Sheard.
      • Once the weather turns muggy it's a good idea to follow some of these suggestions in order to keep the bugs at bay.
      • A large lantern insect, the mealy fly is a sucking bug.
      • They counted gastropods, spiders, beetles and bugs, butterflies, lacewings and bees.
      • Frogs eat a number of different garden pests including slugs, ants and other bugs.
      • On another newly renovated floor in the east wing, millions of moths, plant bugs, and spiders rest safely in large, new steel cabinets.
      • Tiny bugs crawled along the bark of ancient-looking trees.
      • Clean your windshield of bugs with a single-edge razor blade; buy them 100 to a box.

  • 2informal

    (germ, disease)
    it's a flu bug that's going around es algo / un virus que anda por ahí
    • he caught / picked up a stomach bug se agarró algo al estómago
    • A flagship London heart hospital was forced to close for two weeks after 45 staff and patients became ill with a diarrhoea bug.
    • Well, the immune system really is a surveillance mechanism for all sorts of bugs, viruses, bacteria etc.
    • Told that the city just doesn't have the resources the health-care workers need to combat the spreading bug, the microbiologist finally snaps.
    • As kids go back to school, they will inevitably catch some of the cold and flu bugs that are going around.
    • An angry mother has hit out at the state of Central Park Swimming Pool after the council closed it following the discovery of the killer lung bug legionella.
    • The flu bug is commonly believed to be a mere pest that can cause fever, nausea, and aches and pains - although it has had periods of pandemic proportions.
    • A school remained closed today after 150 pupils were struck down by a sickness bug.
    • But on Tuesday night, a third of the guests were complaining of a stomach bug and sickness.
    • They say it's a virus and possibly one of those 24-hour flu bugs.
    • The good things that can be said for it are that it kept well and it was free from harmful bugs, something that could not often be said of the local water supply.
    • Eating chocolate may help to strengthen your immune system, making your body more resistant to cold and flu bugs.
    • There were all sort of staph bugs in there tromping on the heart valves.
    • A team from Manchester University has discovered that a blend of essential oils usually used in aromatherapy could eradicate the MRSA bug and other deadly bacteria.
    • Chlorine is added during water treatment to kill bacteria, although some bugs such as cryptosporidium are extremely resistant to it.
    • The main difference between SARS and most other flu bugs seems to be the relative mildness of SARS.
    • A bug, a bacterium called Propionobacterium acnes, that lives normally on the skin, can thrive within the blocked pore.
    • There's an estimated 90 trillion bugs and microscopic bacteria that make YOU their home.
    • Every day we are exposed to disease, to cold and flu bugs, to viruses of one sort or another.
    • These drugs fight the bugs by piercing the microbes and attacking their means of reproduction.
    • It protected the patient against any harmful bugs and was absolutely necessary to carry out orthopaedic surgery.
    • This new test, though, looks specifically for DNA from the human papilloma virus, the bug linked to cervical cancer.
    • The saline solution means that any harmful bugs, viruses or bacteria cannot survive, so it is completely hygienic.
    • You have scrubbed, sprayed and wiped the kitchen and the bathroom and the shiny work surfaces look spotless, free from dirt, bugs and bacteria.
    • Chris died within a day of contracting the deadly brain bug meningococcal meningitis in January.
    • Stomach bugs and other illnesses are also a risk to people risk swimming in waterways.
    • In fact, the Spanish flu bug was likely to have been around since 1900.
    • Sickness and diarrhoea bugs have swept through several wards at Burnley General Hospital - prompting bosses to call for unwell visitors to stay away.
    • Friends and extended family, though they may provide much support, can easily spread a cold or flu bug or other infections.
    • You also need a microscope to see the malarial bugs in the blood and in the mosquito, so this really slowed things down.
    • In extreme cases, some of the bugs, bacteria and viruses in the water - like E-Coli - can cause severe vomiting, fevers and even death.
    • Bill Edmunds noticed that his young son seemed always to get a tummy bug right after his teeth had been painted with fluoride.
    • One shot may be all your family needs to ward off the flu bug.
    • Noroviruses are highly contagious gastrointestinal bugs spread through food, water, and close contact with infected people.
    • The bugs, bacteria and viruses contained in the raw sewage that is still pumped into seas around Scotland not only make us ill, in extreme cases they can kill.
    • The most common forms of the bug were now strain C of the bacterial meningococcal meningitis and its blood poisoning relative, septicaemia.
    • He said the bug, mutated bacteria found in the gut, was identified by microbiologists several years ago and was widespread throughout the world.
    • Although microbiologists have been aware of the bugs' existence, experts are now saying the bacteria have almost certainly spread to every hospital in Scotland.
    • More cases of the killer bug are recorded in winter with children aged under five and between 15 and 17 at particular risk.
    • Some cases of gastritis are caused by an infection with the same bug that causes peptic ulcers.
    • Overtraining depletes the bodily reserves, so when a flu bug or other illness starts making the rounds, the body is not ready to fight it off.
  • 3

    • 3.1informal (obsession)

      she got the travel bug le entró la fiebre de los viajes
      • she was / got bitten by the travel bug la picó el gusanillo de los viajes
      • When the gardening bug bit, I had no place to grow but in front.
      • The writing bug bit early in life. We all had chores to do at home, but I discovered that my sisters would do my jobs in return for a story of their own.
      • And after a trip to South Korea in 1999 Nadim got the bug to make surveillance his career.
      • Yes, the spring cleaning bug has bitten and God help anyone getting in my way.
      • Jenna caught the Beanie bear bug young and now has about 60 of the bears in her collection.
      • Late in life the junk store/flea market bug bit Papa hard.
      • One could fairly say, I think, that once a boater has settled into our marina, it's only a matter of time before the live-aboard bug bites.
      • The rugby league bug bit Adrian when he was six - his elder brothers took him to The Willows and Mary is convinced Adrian would have signed for Salford ahead of Leeds.
      • And now even Pidí himself has caught the ice hockey bug.
      • Bitten by the recording bug, Kate has just completed her debut album, which took two years to record.
      • He went to Belvedere College after that but by that stage, the jumping bug had well and truly bitten and he was commuting daily to get his fix.
      • Later, the recording bug bit me and took me away from the command line and into studios.
      • When the gardening bug bites you, it usually happens around this time of year - and there will never be a better time than now to start.

    • 3.2US informal (enthusiast)

      a movie bug un cinéfilo

  • 4informal

    (listening device)
    micrófono oculto masculine
    • I used to make wireless cameras and telephone bugs and wire tap equipment just to test it out and try new theories on the use and deployment of such equipment.
    • The courtroom was periodically swept for bugs.
    • And it was then that agent had to install a bug with microphones inside the mayor's office.
    • New developments in the bizarre case of an FBI bug found in the office of the mayor of Philadelphia, John Street.
    • Sir Alex Ferguson's match tactics and team talk were then taped by the mole tuning in to the bug's frequency and listening in on United's secrets.
    • While checking your smoke detector for CIA planted bugs, you might want to also check the batteries so you don't burn to death in case of a fire.
    • That, according to sources, is a strong indication that it was the FBI's bug and they were the ones that put it there in the first place.
    • Nicky counted four phones in the house, after planting the bugs, he planted three microphones as well.
    • Other figures, including LBJ and Martin Luther King are observed vicariously through wire taps or electronic bugs.
    • Under pressure from the Feds, Mark helped the FBI place a pea-sized bug in a home in a Boston suburb.
    • He only had the director's word for it that the room was clean of bugs.
    • However, at this week's hearing Detective Scott told the court that no conversations were recorded by the bug before its discovery.
    • Doesn't the President himself like the idea of naughty surveillance, wiretaps, and bugs?
  • 5

    problema masculine
    • The former does it to update its rules, the latter to install new bugs on your system faster and more easily.
    • I'd find bugs and the program manager would tell me to close the report without addressing the issue.
    • Most likely this is a software bug in Internet Explorer - I can honestly say that I do not recall ever experiencing this problem.
    • But other bugs in large computer systems have led to failed space missions, airplane crashes and the death of hospital patients.
    • Worse, it is theoretically impossible to determine whether computer systems are free from programming bugs or nefarious code.
    • Rock Solid - Users do not need to worry about spyware, bugs, or computer crashes.
    • Sometimes bugs can come and go, or networked programs may encounter bugs only when talking to specific servers or clients.
    • The main causes are bugs and implementation errors in particular virtual machines.
    • Your particular problem is (in all likelihood) related to a bug in the program.
    • Millions of records will appear on public web pages ‘through a bug in the system which has since been resolved’.
    • No matter how reliable the disk, bad blocks happen - errors in cache, firmware, hardware and bugs are all causes.
    • Or perhaps you don't want to load web/email bugs which spammers tend to use in their mailings.
    • In 1999, a software bug knocked out a nationwide paging system for a day.
    • His teammates all agree that most of the teamwork happens in sharing the computer terminal and helping each other work bugs out of their programs.
    • What would happen to accountability if an attacker would find a bug in a program and use it in order to gain access to medical records?
    • Well, applications are prone to all types of problems, bugs, and errors.
    • Without knowing these things, you probably have bugs running on your system, and never know it!
    • The gang plants software bugs in computers that allow it to steal passwords, and it rents out huge networks of computers to others for sending out viruses and spam.
    • The game also plays host to a wide array of gameplay bugs and glitches.
    • He installed a firewall to protect against hackers, a virus protection program to stop online bugs.
  • 6

    error (de programación) masculine
    bug masculine

transitive verb


  • 1

    (telephone/room) colocar micrófonos ocultos en
    • She told the court that after the affair had finished she had become suspicious that her husband was bugging her telephone calls.
    • The court heard that undercover officers had bugged his phone as they investigated a number of allegations which did not lead to criminal charges.
    • Convinced that he has delivered evidence of his employer's wife's infidelity, Harry tries to intervene by bugging the hotel room where he fears that she will be murdered.
    • According to media reports, New Zealand intelligence services obtained concrete evidence that they were Mossad agents by bugging their phones.
    • During EBA stoppages in Brisbane earlier this year, it was accused of bugging the telephones of ETU officials.
    • They knew the rooms were bugged, so they'd come to the car and they'd take drives in the car and discuss their negotiating stances.
    • His telephones were bugged and, sources say, warrants were obtained to insert listening devices in his home.
    • Do we grant domestic security agents the right to bug phones, buildings and the like?
    • They enlisted the help of a wire-tapper to bug the star's telephone and bedroom.
    • MI5 telephone bugging operations alone monitor dozens of sensitive calls each day.
    • When another son raised suspicions, the police bugged Heather's telephone.
    • During the Second World War, British intelligence secretly bugged the cells occupied by some of the most senior German army, navy and air force commanders who had been captured by the Allies.
    • The documents reveal that during this time he bugged the phone of a county councillor.
    • In one case permission was granted to bug the mobile phone of a ‘known criminal’.
    • Each capability seems innocuous, but a hidden cellphone with both features can silently and automatically answer calls, establishing a radio link for bugging a room.
    • The telephone was bugged, and most of the rooms had mini microphones hidden under furniture and behind pictures.
    • At first, I thought that a co-worker was bugging my telephone and my office.
    • During the playoffs in '82, Michaels claimed Raiders owner Al Davis had bugged the locker room at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
    • He also alleged that Angolan authorities were bugging his phone.
    • During the second world war when she befriended the journalist and historian Joseph Lash, US counter-intelligence agents bugged a room in the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago where they met.
  • 2

    (bother, irritate)
    stop bugging me! ¡deja ya de fastidiarme
    • it really bugs me when you do that me saca de quicio que hagas eso
    • what's bugging you? ¿qué mosca te ha picado?
    • No one bugged me then, and I didn't want to bug these people, either.
    • Stay calm, state exactly what he's doing to annoy you and say clearly that it's bugging you.
    • Tell her how much trouble she can get into and if she keeps bugging you or gets disappointed, then talk to an adult you trust.
    • Admit that something about your appearance bugs you, and ask someone you trust for advice on how to turn it into an asset.
    • It really bugs me that I can't remember the titles.
    • And don't worry about bugging me, it's nice to know that some people really enjoy what I write.
    • Little things that don't bug other people severely irritate me.
    • What bugs me is that we weren't told it was a gamble.
    • I know neither of them would hurt me, but it bugs me.
    • Even if that sort of thing bugs you, though, I'd recommend pushing past it, because the meat of the book is well worth reading.
    • The guy's evident discomfort was starting to bug him.
    • What bugs me the most is that here we are in a country which boasts an abundance of the finest produce known to man, yet we stubbornly insist on eating food which is as far removed from its natural state as possible.
    • Well, my problem is that he is really starting to bug me and he does these things that really annoy me.
    • He'll have a partner for the kiddie rides and will be less likely to bug your friends.
    • Being in different high schools was OK, because we could at least see each other on weekends, but living in different countries bugs me a lot.
    • ‘Go back to your own class and stop bugging me,’ I say, annoyed.
    • If you're bugged by loud and persistent noise at work, like a bone-shaking assembly line, you can campaign for a better working environment, suggests Professor Cooper.
    • I have a couple of guys who do this, and it bugs me.
    • But that's not what really bugs me about this whole thing.
    • Okay, here is what really bugs me about this new show.

intransitive verb


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    (eyes) salirse de las órbitas