mung

[muhng]Slang.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to make dirty (often followed by up).
  2. to spoil, ruin, or destroy (often followed by up).
  3. Computers.
    1. to make incremental changes to (a file, system, etc.), eventually ruining or destroying the original.
    2. to modify (an email address) in an easily reversible way, to avoid spam.

Origin of mung

First recorded in 1945–50; of uncertain origin
Can be confusedmung munge
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Contemporary Examples of mung

  • Example: “The first, a dark inside room that, even from the outside, smelled like mung beer, Axe body spray, and sweat.”

  • Then look East for mung bean sprouts, which contain Vitamins A, B, C, and E in addition to calcium, iron, and potassium.

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    6 Snacks to Eat for Your Workout

    Divya Gugnani

    August 15, 2010

  • Ideal Meal: Mung bean sprouts as a snack or added to salad, plus oranges and bananas and long sips of herbal tea.

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    6 Snacks to Eat for Your Workout

    Divya Gugnani

    August 15, 2010

  • Soy-Bean and Mung Bean Sprouts Seasoned with Sesame Oil by Madhur Jaffrey This is sesame noodles without the noodles.

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    The Perfect Cold Sesame Noodles

    Cookstr.com

    September 29, 2009

  • Mung bean sprouts are light and crunchy, and with a drizzle of soy sauce and sesame oil, this salad is crisp and refreshing.

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    The Perfect Cold Sesame Noodles

    Cookstr.com

    September 29, 2009

Historical Examples of mung


British Dictionary definitions for mung

mung

verb (tr)
  1. computing slang to process (computer data)

Word Origin for mung

C20: m (ash) u (ntil) n (o) g (ood)
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