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plug

plug

 
 
pronunciation:
pluhg
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
plug in
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an object made of cork, rubber, wood, or the like used to block an opening.
synonyms:
bung, spigot, stop, stopper, stopple
similar words:
cork, peg, spile, tap, wad
definition 2: a fitting with two or three prongs on the end of an electrical cord.
 
similar words:
fitting
definition 3: a spark plug.
synonyms:
spark plug
definition 4: a fire hydrant.
synonyms:
fire hydrant, fireplug, hydrant
definition 5: a small, compact piece of tobacco.
synonyms:
chew, quid
definition 6: (informal) a favorable mention intended to promote or sell something.
During the interview, she made a plug for her new book.
synonyms:
ad, endorsement
similar words:
advertisement, blurb, commercial, hype
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: plugged, plugging, plugs
definition 1: to fill with or as if with a plug (often fol. by up).
They plugged up the hole.She plugged the drain with a rag.
synonyms:
bung, cork, peg, spile, stop, stopper, stopple, wad
similar words:
block, fill, jam, obstruct, occlude, seal
definition 2: (informal) to mention in a favorable way so as to promote or sell, as on television or the radio.
synonyms:
boost
similar words:
advertise, ballyhoo, endorse, hype, promote
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: (informal) to work in a uniform, often uninspired way (often fol. by away or along).
For forty years, the factory worker plugged along.
synonyms:
peg, plod
similar words:
drudge, moil, toil
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phrase: plug in
derivations: pluggable (adj.), plugless (adj.), plugger (n.)
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