bung up

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bung up (third-person singular simple present bungs up, present participle bunging up, simple past and past participle bunged up)

  1. (UK, New Zealand) To close an opening with a cork, cork like object or other improvised obstruction.
    He used a piece of putty to temporarily bung up the leaking gutter.
  2. (obsolete, slang) To use up, as by bruising or overexertion; to exhaust or incapacitate for action.
    • Shelton (translating Don Quixote)
      He had bunged up his mouth that he should not have spoken these three years.