Dressed in Jean Paul Gaultier, the cover is slugged with “Boy who shook the fashion world.”
Perry and Romney slugged it out at CNN's debate—and Lone Star strategists Paul Begala and Mark McKinnon butt heads on the outcome.
Gingrich strapped on his helmet, slugged down some sake, jumped in his Zero, and dive-bombed into the SS Romney.
In her court declaration, Michelle Ghent Howard says her new husband “slugged” her in the face and neck.
The men rushed and slugged and clinched and tugged, and when they fell, got up and went at it again.
"We might have the light that slugged us to thank for that," he said.
He had struck Four-eyes squarely on the flat nose, and it felt as if he had slugged an anvil.
First, he went into the low-power room and slugged the man on duty.
Scotty snapped on the light just as the man Rick had slugged staggered to his feet, blinking.
He slugged his way free and fled to the safety of his stateroom.
"shell-less land snail," 1704, originally "lazy person" (early 15c.); related to sluggard.
"lead bit," 1620s, perhaps a special use of slug (n.1), perhaps on some supposed resemblance. Meaning "token or counterfeit coin" first recorded 1881; meaning "strong drink" first recorded 1756, perhaps from slang fire a slug "take a drink," though it also may be related to Irish slog "swallow." Journalism sense is from 1925, originally a short guideline for copy editors at the head of a story.
"deliver a hard blow with the fist," 1862, from slug (n.3). Related: Slugged; slugging. Slugging-match is from 1878.
Drunk: I want you really slugged when we shoot the scene (1951+)
(also slug down): The crowd cheered and jeered and slugged beers (1940s+)
[origin uncertain; perhaps fr the resemblance of a lump of metal to the snail-like creature the slug; the earliest attested US sensesare''goldnugget,lumpofcrudemetal'';thedrink and drinking senses appear to be derived fr phrases like fire a slug and cast a slug, ''take a drink of liquor,'' found as metaphors in late 18th-century British sources, and may be fr Irish slog, ''a drink, a swallow'']
[fr British dialect slog, probably ultimately fr Old English slagan, cognate with German schlagen]