plug


plug
[[t]plʌg[/t]]
n. v. plugged, plug•ging
1) a piece of wood or other material used to stop up a hole or aperture
2) cvb a core or interior segment taken from a larger matrix
3) elm an attachment at the end of an electrical cord that allows its insertion into an outlet or jack
4) aum
spark plug 1)
5) fireplug; hydrant
6) a cake of pressed tobacco
7) inf the favorable mention of a product, performer, etc., as in a radio or television interview; advertisement
8) spo an artificial fishing lure made of wood, plastic, or metal and fitted with one or more gang hooks
9) gel gel
neck 12)
10) Slang. a worn-out or inferior horse; nag
11) to stop or fill with or as if with a plug (often fol. by up):
to plug up a leak[/ex]
12) to insert or drive a plug into
13) to secure with or as if with a plug
14) cvb to remove a core or a small plug-shaped piece from, as for a sample:
to plug a watermelon[/ex]
15) inf to mention (a product or the like) favorably, as in a television interview
16) sts Slang. to punch with the fist
17) sts Slang. to shoot or kill with a bullet
18) cvb to work with stubborn persistence:
to plug away at a novel[/ex]
19) phv plug in
a) phv elm to connect to an electrical power source
b) phv cvb to include:
to plug in more data[/ex]
20) cvb phv plug up, to become plugged
Etymology: 1620–30; < D; c. G Pflock

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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