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plug

plug

 
 
pronunciation:
pluhg
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
plug in
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an object made of cork, rubber, or other material used to block an opening.
When he pulled the plug, the water in the bathtub went down the drain.
synonyms:
stopper
similar words:
cork, peg, tap, wad
definition 2: a device with two or three prongs on the end of an electrical cord. It is put into an outlet to make a connection with an electric circuit.
 
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: plugged, plugging, plugs
definition 1: to close or stop up with a plug.
They plugged the hole in the boat with a rag.
synonyms:
cork, peg, stop
similar words:
block, fill, jam, obstruct, seal
definition 2: to work in a slow and steady way (often followed by away or along).
The writer plugged away at her novel.
synonyms:
plod
similar words:
toil
phrase: plug in
derivations: pluggable (adj.), plugless (adj.), plugger (n.)
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