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plug

 (plŭg)
n.
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.
6.
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).
Phrasal Verbs:
plug in
1. To connect (an appliance) to an electrical outlet.
2. To function by being connected to an electrical outlet: a power drill that plugs in.
3. Slang To cause (someone) to use a computer network, the Internet, or an electronic device.
4. Slang To become informed about or involved with: was eager to plug in to the campus social scene.
plug into
1. To connect or be connected in the manner of an electrical appliance: The local system is plugged into the national telephone network. This computer plugs into a data bank.
2. Slang To cause (someone) to use a computer network, the internet, or an electronic device.
3. Slang To cause to be informed about or involved with: connoisseurs who are plugged into the current art scene.

[Dutch, from Middle Dutch plugge.]

plug′ger n.

plug in

vb
(Electronics) (tr, adverb) to connect (an electrical appliance) with a power source by means of an electrical plug
n
1. (Electrical Engineering) a device that can be connected by means of a plug
2. (Computer Science) computing a module or piece of software that can be added to a system to provide extra functions or features, esp software that enhances the capabilities of a web browser
3. (Computer Science) computing (as modifier): plug-in memory cards.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.plug in - plug into an outlet; "Please plug in the toaster!"; "Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight"
infix, insert, introduce, enter - put or introduce into something; "insert a picture into the text"
disconnect, unplug - pull the plug of (electrical appliances) and render inoperable; "unplug the hair dryer after using it"
Translations
zapojitpřipojit
slutte til
kytkeä pistorasiaan
uključiti
stinga í samband
プラグで接続する
(…)을 (…)에 연결하다
zapojiť
sätta i
เสียบปลั๊ก
bağlamakprize takmak
cắm vào

w>plug in

vt sep TV, heater etchineinstecken, einstöpseln, anschließen; to be plugged inangeschlossen sein
visich anschließen lassen; where does the TV plug in?wo wird der Fernseher angeschlossen?; plug in, then switch onschließen Sie das Gerät an und schalten Sie es dann ein

plug

(plag) noun
1. a device for putting into a mains socket in order to allow an electric current to flow through the appliance to which it is attached by cable. She changed the plug on the electric kettle.
2. an object shaped for fitting into the hole in a bath or sink to prevent the water from running away, or a piece of material for blocking any hole.
verbpast tense, past participle plugged
to block (a hole) by putting a plug in it. He plugged the hole in the window with a piece of newspaper.
plug in
to connect up (an electrical apparatus) by inserting its plug into a socket. Could you plug in the electric kettle?

plug in

يُوصِلُ بِالقَابِسِ الكَهْرَبائِيّ zapojit slutte til einstöpseln συνδέω στην πρίζα enchufar kytkeä pistorasiaan brancher uključiti inserire プラグで接続する (…)을 (…)에 연결하다 insteken plugge inn wetknąć ligar включать в сеть sätta i เสียบปลั๊ก bağlamak cắm vào 插上电源
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