Definition of Plug in English :

Define Plug in English

Plug meaning in English

Meaning of Plug in English

Pronunciation of Plug in English

Plug pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of plug


1. plug, stopper, stopple

blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly

2. chaw, chew, cud, plug, quid, wad

a wad of something chewable as tobacco

3. ballyhoo, hoopla, hype, plug

blatant or sensational promotion

4. plug, spark plug, sparking plug

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

5. male plug, plug

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

6. fire hydrant, fireplug, plug

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

7. hack, jade, nag, plug

an old or over-worked horse


8. plug, secure, stop up

fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug

Example Sentences:
'plug the hole'
'stop up the leak'

9. plug, plug away

persist in working hard

Example Sentences:
'Students must plug away at this problem'

10. plug, punch

deliver a quick blow to

Example Sentences:
'he punched me in the stomach'

11. plug

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

12. plug

insert a plug into

Example Sentences:
'plug the wall'

13. plug

insert as a plug

Example Sentences:
'She plugged a cork in the wine bottle'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of plug
verbWord forms: plugs, plugging or plugged
14. (transitive)
to stop up or secure (a hole, gap, etc) with or as if with a plug
15. (transitive)
to insert or use (something) as a plug
to plug a finger into one's ear
16. (transitive) informal
to make favourable and often-repeated mentions of (a song, product, show, etc), esp on television, on radio, or in newspapers
17. (transitive) slang
to shoot with a gun
he plugged six rabbits
18. (transitive) slang
to punch or strike
19. (intr; foll by along, away, etc) informal
to work steadily or persistently
a piece of wood, cork, or other material, often cylindrical in shape, used to stop up holes and gaps or as a wedge for taking a screw or nail
such a stopper used esp to close the waste pipe of a bath, basin, or sink while it is in use and removed to let the water drain away
a device having one or more pins to which an electric cable is attached: used to make an electrical connection when inserted into a socket
4. Also called: volcanic plug
a mass of solidified magma filling the neck of an extinct volcano
5.  sparking plug
a cake of pressed or twisted tobacco, esp for chewing
a small piece of such a cake
7. angling
a weighted artificial lure with one or more sets of hooks attached, used in spinning
a seedling with its roots encased in potting compost, grown in a tray with compartments for each individual plant
9. informal
a recommendation or other favourable mention of a product, show, etc, as on television, on radio, or in newspapers
10. slang
a shot, blow, or punch (esp in the phrase take a plug at)
11. informal
the mechanism that releases water to flush a lavatory (esp in the phrase pull the plug)
12. mainly US
an old horse
13.  pull the plug on

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see synonyms of plug
an object used to stop up a hole, gap, outlet, etc.
a natural concretion or formation that stops up a passage, duct, etc.
a small wedge or segment cut from something, as from a melon to test its ripeness
a cake of pressed tobacco
a piece of chewing tobacco
an electrical connector, as with projecting prongs, designed to be fitted into an outlet, etc., thus making contact or closing a circuit
a kind of fishing lure
spark plug
c.  US
plug hat
8.  Informal
a defective or shopworn article
9.  US, Slang
an old, worn-out horse
10.  US, Informal
a boost, advertisement, etc., esp. one inserted gratuitously in the noncommercial parts of a radio or TV program, magazine article, etc. for someone or something
11.  Geology
igneous rock which has filled in the vent of a dead volcano and hardened: it is often exposed by erosion
verb transitiveWord forms: plugged or ˈplugging
to stop up or fill (a hole, gap, etc.) by inserting a plug
often with up
to insert a plug of (something) in a hole or gap
14.  US
to cut a plug from (a melon) to test its ripeness
15.  Informal
to publicize or boost (a song) by frequent performance
b.  US
to advertise or publicize, esp. gratuitously in the noncommercial parts of a radio or TV program
16.  Slang
to shoot a bullet into
17.  Slang
to hit with the fist
verb intransitive
18.  Informal
to work or study hard and steadily; plod
to connect with something so as to become attached, to close an electric circuit, etc.
with into

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of plug
1. An object, such as a cork or a wad of cloth, used to fill a hole tightly; a stopper.
2. A dense mass of material that obstructs a passage.
3. A usually cylindrical or conic piece cut from something larger, often as a sample.
4. Electricity
a. A fitting, commonly with two metal prongs for insertion in a fixed socket, used to connect an appliance to a power supply.
b. A spark plug.
5. A hydrant.
a. A flat cake of pressed or twisted tobacco.
b. A piece of chewing tobacco.
7. Geology A mass of igneous rock filling the vent of a volcano.
8. Informal A favorable public mention of a commercial product, business, or performance, especially when broadcast.
9. Slang Something inferior, useless, or defective, especially an old, worn-out horse.
10. Slang A gunshot or bullet: a plug in the back.
11. A fishing lure having a hook or hooks.
v. plugged, plug·ging, plugs
v. tr.
1. To fill (a hole) tightly with or as if with a plug; stop up.
2. To insert (something) as a plug: plugged a cork in the bottle.
3. To insert in an appropriate place or position: plug a quarter into the parking meter; plugged the variables into the equation.
4. Slang
a. To hit with a bullet; shoot.
b. To hit with the fist; punch.
5. Informal To publicize (a product, for example) favorably, as by mentioning on a broadcast: authors who plug their latest books on TV talk shows.
v. intr.
1. To become stopped up or obstructed: a gutter that plugged up with leaves.
2. Informal To move or work doggedly and persistently: “You may plug along fifty years before you get anywhere” (Saul Bellow).

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