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plug

A plug is something that blocks a hole, particularly one that water normally flows through. For some reason, it also means to promote something. If you plug your new book, you sneak it into every conversation.

You can buy a plug at a hardware store — it might be made of rubber, so it fits snugly in your kitchen sink drain. There are also accidental plugs that block the flow of water through a pipe, and plugs that fit securely in wall sockets. These plugs form a connection between an electrical source and an appliance, rather than stemming the flow. And to plug means to stop up or block, or alternately, to try hard to promote something.

Primary Meanings of plug

1.
nv
blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug
2.
n
electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric spark
3.
nv
blatant or sensational promotion
make a plug for; praise the qualities or in order to sell or promote
4.
nv
an old or over-worked horse
persist in working hard
Full Definitions of plug
1

n blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly

Synonyms:
stopper, stopple
Types:
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bung, spile
a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask
bottle cork, cork
the plug in the mouth of a bottle (especially a wine bottle)
drainplug
a removable plug for holding water in a tub or basin
earplug
a plug of cotton, wax, or rubber that is fitted into the ear canal for protection against the entry of water or loud noise
fipple
a wooden plug forming a flue pipe (as the mouthpiece of a recorder)
tampion, tompion
plug for the muzzle of a gun to keep out dust and moisture
tampon
plug of cotton or other absorbent material; inserted into wound or body cavity to absorb exuded fluids (especially blood)
spigot, tap
a plug for a bunghole in a cask
Tampax
tampon used to absorb menstrual flow
Type of:
block, blockage, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppage
an obstruction in a pipe or tube

n a wad of something chewable as tobacco

Synonyms:
chaw, chew, cud, quid, wad
Type of:
bit, bite, morsel
a small amount of solid food; a mouthful

n an upright hydrant for drawing water to use in fighting a fire

Synonyms:
fire hydrant, fireplug
Type of:
hydrant
a discharge pipe with a valve and spout at which water may be drawn from the mains of waterworks

v fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug

plug the hole”
Synonyms:
secure, stop up
Types:
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stopper, stopple
close or secure with or as if with a stopper
tampon
plug with a tampon
chink
fill the chinks of, as with caulking
cork, cork up
close a bottle with a cork
Type of:
close, fill up
fill or stop up

v insert a plug into

plug the wall”
Type of:
enclose, inclose, insert, introduce, put in, stick in
introduce

v insert as a plug

“She plugged a cork in the wine bottle”
Type of:
enclose, inclose, insert, introduce, put in, stick in
introduce

v deliver a quick blow to

Synonyms:
punch
Type of:
hit
deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
2

n electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric spark

Synonyms:
spark plug, sparking plug
Type of:
electrical device
a device that produces or is powered by electricity

n an electrical device with two or three pins that is inserted in a socket to make an electrical connection

Synonyms:
male plug
Types:
phone plug, telephone plug
a plug for connecting a telephone
Type of:
electrical device
a device that produces or is powered by electricity
3

n blatant or sensational promotion

Synonyms:
ballyhoo, hoopla, hype
Type of:
packaging, promotion, promotional material, publicity
a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution

v make a plug for; praise the qualities or in order to sell or promote

Type of:
advertise, advertize, promote, push
make publicity for; try to sell (a product)
4

n an old or over-worked horse

Synonyms:
hack, jade, nag
Type of:
Equus caballus, horse
solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times

v persist in working hard

“Students must plug away at this problem”
Synonyms:
plug away
Type of:
hang in, hang on, hold on, persevere, persist
be persistent, refuse to stop

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