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clog

clog

 (klôg, klŏg)
n.
1. An obstruction or hindrance.
2. A weight, such as a block, attached to the leg of an animal to hinder movement.
3. A heavy, traditionally wooden-soled shoe.
v. clogged, clog·ging, clogs
v.tr.
1. To obstruct movement on or in; block up: Heavy traffic clogged the freeways.
2. To hamper the function or activity of; impede: "attorneys clogging our courts with actions designed to harass state and local governments" (Roslyn L. Anderson and Patricia L. Irvin).
v.intr.
1. To become obstructed or choked up: The pipes had clogged with rust.
2. To thicken or stick together; clot.
3. To do a clog dance.

[Middle English, block attached to an animal's leg.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.clogged - thickened or coalesced in soft thick lumps (such as clogs or clots); "clotted blood"; "seeds clogged together"
thick - relatively dense in consistency; "thick cream"; "thick soup"; "thick smoke"; "thick fog"
2.clogged - stopped up; clogged up; "clogged pipes"; "clogged up freeways"; "streets choked with traffic"
obstructed - shut off to passage or view or hindered from action; "a partially obstructed passageway"; "an obstructed view"; "justice obstructed is not justice"
3.clogged - loaded with something that hinders motion; "The wings of birds were clogged with ice and snow"-Dryden
encumbered - loaded to excess or impeded by a heavy load; "a summer resort...encumbered with great clapboard-and-stucco hotels"- A.J.Liebling; "a hiker encumbered with a heavy backpack"; "an encumbered estate"
Translations

clogged

adj (fam) obstruido, bloqueado, tapado (fam)
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It has been said that the whale only breathes through his spout-hole; if it could truthfully be added that his spouts are mixed with water, then I opine we should be furnished with the reason why his sense of smell seems obliterated in him; for the only thing about him that at all answers to his nose is that identical spout-hole; and being so clogged with two elements, it could not be expected to have the power of smelling.
He shed them so thick they kind of clogged up the air, and altogether he shed seventeen suits.
I have known a great deal of the trouble of annuities; for my mother was clogged with the payment of three to old superannuated servants by my father's will, and it is amazing how disagreeable she found it.
I walked a long time, and when I thought I had nearly done enough, and might conscientiously yield to the fatigue that almost overpowered me--might relax this forced action, and, sitting down on a stone I saw near, submit resistlessly to the apathy that clogged heart and limb--I heard a bell chime--a church bell.
The sidewindows of the hansom were clogged with a grey-flannel mist.
It is now generally known that while a Reis machine, when clogged and out of order, would transmit a word or two in an imperfect way, it was built on wrong lines.
Fear, that relentless pursuer, clogged Dantes' efforts.
Gradually his brain emerged from the clogged clouds, and at last he was enabled to more closely compre- hend himself and circumstance.
Man is ever clogged with his mortality, and it was my mortal nature which now faltered and plained; my nerves, which jarred and gave a false sound, because the soul, of late rushing headlong to an aim, had overstrained the body's comparative weakness.
l trembled under a present glance, I hungered after a present joy, I was clogged and chilled by a present fear.
Here one day's march carried them no farther, it seemed, than a dreamer's clogged pace bears him in a nightmare.
At the last minute, when the social machine was clogged hopelessly, one member or other of the family poured in a drop of oil.