noun blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
noun a wad of something chewable as tobacco
chew; wad; quid; cud; chaw.
noun blatant or sensational promotion
hype; hoopla; ballyhoo.
noun electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric spark
spark plug; sparking plug.
noun an electrical device with two or three pins that is inserted in a socket to make an electrical connection
noun an upright hydrant for drawing water to use in fighting a fire
fireplug; fire hydrant.
noun an old or over-worked horse
jade; nag; hack.
verb fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug
secure; stop up.
- plug the hole
- stop up the leak
verb persist in working hard
- Students must plug away at this problem
verb deliver a quick blow to
- he punched me in the stomach
verb make a plug for; praise the qualities or in order to sell or promote
verb insert a plug into
verb insert as a plug
- She plugged a cork in the wine bottle
Akin to D. plug
, G. pflock
, Dan. plök
, Sw. plugg
; cf. W. ploc
- Any piece of wood, metal, or other substance used to stop or fill a hole; a stopple.
- A flat oblong cake of pressed tobacco. U. S.
- A high, tapering silk hat. Slang, U.S.
- A worthless horse. Slang, U.S.
- (Building) A block of wood let into a wall, to afford a hold for nails.
Plug transitive verb
imperfect & past participle Plugged ; present participle & verbal noun Plugging
- To stop with a plug; to make tight by stopping a hole.
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