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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

(plʌɡ)
n
1. 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
2. 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
3. (Electronics) 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. (Geological Science) Also called: volcanic plug a mass of solidified magma filling the neck of an extinct volcano
5. (Automotive Engineering) See sparking plug
6. (Recreational Drugs)
a. a cake of pressed or twisted tobacco, esp for chewing
b. a small piece of such a cake
7. (Angling) angling a weighted artificial lure with one or more sets of hooks attached, used in spinning
8. (Horticulture) 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. (Animals) chiefly US an old horse
13. pull the plug on informal to put a stop to
vb, plugs, plugging or plugged
14. (tr) to stop up or secure (a hole, gap, etc) with or as if with a plug
15. (tr) to insert or use (something) as a plug: to plug a finger into one's ear.
16. (tr) informal to make favourable and often-repeated mentions of (a song, product, show, etc), esp on television, on radio, or in newspapers
17. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (tr) slang to shoot with a gun: he plugged six rabbits.
18. (tr) slang to punch or strike
19. (intr; foll by along, away, etc) informal to work steadily or persistently
[C17: from Middle Dutch plugge; related to Middle Low German plugge, German Pflock]
ˈplugger n

plug

(plʌg)

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

plug


Past participle: plugged
Gerund: plugging

Imperative
plug
plug
Present
I plug
you plug
he/she/it plugs
we plug
you plug
they plug
Preterite
I plugged
you plugged
he/she/it plugged
we plugged
you plugged
they plugged
Present Continuous
I am plugging
you are plugging
he/she/it is plugging
we are plugging
you are plugging
they are plugging
Present Perfect
I have plugged
you have plugged
he/she/it has plugged
we have plugged
you have plugged
they have plugged
Past Continuous
I was plugging
you were plugging
he/she/it was plugging
we were plugging
you were plugging
they were plugging
Past Perfect
I had plugged
you had plugged
he/she/it had plugged
we had plugged
you had plugged
they had plugged
Future
I will plug
you will plug
he/she/it will plug
we will plug
you will plug
they will plug
Future Perfect
I will have plugged
you will have plugged
he/she/it will have plugged
we will have plugged
you will have plugged
they will have plugged
Future Continuous
I will be plugging
you will be plugging
he/she/it will be plugging
we will be plugging
you will be plugging
they will be plugging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been plugging
you have been plugging
he/she/it has been plugging
we have been plugging
you have been plugging
they have been plugging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been plugging
you will have been plugging
he/she/it will have been plugging
we will have been plugging
you will have been plugging
they will have been plugging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been plugging
you had been plugging
he/she/it had been plugging
we had been plugging
you had been plugging
they had been plugging
Conditional
I would plug
you would plug
he/she/it would plug
we would plug
you would plug
they would plug
Past Conditional
I would have plugged
you would have plugged
he/she/it would have plugged
we would have plugged
you would have plugged
they would have plugged

Plug

A small, flat, rectangular-shaped cake of compressed chewing tobacco. Pieces of a size suitable for chewing (a Chaw) could then be cut off as desired.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plug - blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightlyplug - blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
blockage, stoppage, occlusion, closure, block, stop - an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
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
2.plug - a wad of something chewable as tobaccoplug - a wad of something chewable as tobacco
bite, morsel, bit - a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left was a bit of bread"
3.plug - blatant or sensational promotion
promotion, promotional material, publicity, packaging - a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution; "the packaging of new ideas"
4.plug - electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric sparkplug - electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric spark
electrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricity
ignition system, ignition - the mechanism that ignites the fuel in an internal-combustion engine
5.plug - an electrical device with two or three pins that is inserted in a socket to make an electrical connectionplug - an electrical device with two or three pins that is inserted in a socket to make an electrical connection
electrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricity
phone plug, telephone plug - a plug for connecting a telephone
6.plug - an upright hydrant for drawing water to use in fighting a fireplug - an upright hydrant for drawing water to use in fighting a fire
hydrant - a discharge pipe with a valve and spout at which water may be drawn from the mains of waterworks
7.plug - an old or over-worked horseplug - an old or over-worked horse    
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
Verb1.plug - fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug; "plug the hole"; "stop up the leak"
stopper, stopple - close or secure with or as if with a stopper; "She stoppered the wine bottle"; "The mothers stoppered their babies' mouths with pacifiers"
tampon - plug with a tampon
fill up, close - fill or stop up; "Can you close the cracks with caulking?"
chink - fill the chinks of, as with caulking
cork, cork up - close a bottle with a cork
2.plug - persist in working hard; "Students must plug away at this problem"
hang in, persevere, persist, hang on, hold on - be persistent, refuse to stop; "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions"
3.plug - deliver a quick blow to; "he punched me in the stomach"
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
4.plug - make a plug for; praise the qualities or in order to sell or promote
advertize, advertise, promote, push - make publicity for; try to sell (a product); "The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model"; "The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops"
5.plug - insert a plug into; "plug the wall"
put in, stick in, inclose, insert, introduce, enclose - introduce; "Insert your ticket here"
plug - insert as a plug; "She plugged a cork in the wine bottle"
6.plug - insert as a plug; "She plugged a cork in the wine bottle"
put in, stick in, inclose, insert, introduce, enclose - introduce; "Insert your ticket here"
plug - insert a plug into; "plug the wall"

plug

noun
1. stopper, cork, bung, spigot, stopple A plug had been inserted in the drill hole.
2. (Informal) mention, advertisement, advert (Brit. informal), push, promotion, publicity, puff, hype, good word, namecheck The show was little more than a plug for her new film.
verb
1. seal, close, stop, fill, cover, block, stuff, pack, cork, choke, stopper, bung, stop up, stopple Crews are working to plug a major oil leak.
2. (Informal) mention, push, promote, publicize, advertise, build up, puff, hype, write up, namecheck If I hear another actor plugging his latest book I will scream.
plug away (Informal) slog away, labour, toil away, grind away (informal), peg away, plod away, drudge away I just keep plugging away at this job, although I hate it.

plug

noun
1. Something used to fill a hole, space, or container:
2. Informal. A systematic effort or part of this effort to increase the importance or reputation of by favorable publicity:
Informal: pitch.
Slang: hype.
verb
1. To plug up something, as a hole, space, or container:
2. Slang. To wound or kill with a firearm:
gun (down), pick off, shoot.
3. Informal. To make known vigorously the positive features of (a product):
Informal: pitch.
Slang: push.
4. Informal. To increase or seek to increase the importance or reputation of by favorable publicity:
Slang: hype.
Translations
سِدادَهقَابِسقابِس كَهرُبائييَسُد
zástrčkazátkaucpat
stikstoppeprop
tulppa
utikač
dugasz
klósetja tappa ítappi
プラグ
마개
kištukas
aizbāznisaizbāztaizkorķētkontaktdakšakorķis
wtyczkazatyczka
čeppriključitivtikač
kontakt
ปลั๊กไฟ
elektrik fişitapatıkaçtıkamak
phích cắm

plug

[plʌg]
A. N
1. (in bath, basin, barrel, for leak) → tapón m
a plug of cotton woolun tampón (de algodón)
to pull the plug on sth the bank pulled the plug on my overdraftel banco me cerró el grifo del descubierto
2. (Elec) (on flex, apparatus) → enchufe m, clavija f; (= socket) → toma f de corriente (Telec) → clavija f (Aut) (= spark plug) → bujía f
2-/3-pin plugclavija f bipolar/tripolar, clavija f de dos/tres polos
3. [of tobacco] → rollo m, tableta f (de tabaco de mascar)
4. (= piece of publicity) → publicidad f
to give sth/sb a plugdar publicidad a algo/algn
to get/put in a plug for a productlograr anunciar un producto (de modo solapado)
B. VT
1. (also plug up) [+ hole] → llenar, tapar; [+ leak] → cubrir (Archit) → rellenar
plug this cloth into the holetapa el agujero con este trapo
to plug a toothempastar una muela
to plug a loophole (fig) → cerrar una escapatoria
to plug the drain on the reserves (fig) → acabar con la pérdida de reservas
2. (= insert) → introducir
to plug a lead into a socketenchufar un hilo en una toma
3. (= publicize) → dar publicidad a
4. (= advocate, put forward) → insistir or hacer hincapié en
he's been plugging that line for yearshace años que viene diciendo lo mismo
5. (= hit) → pegar; (= shoot) → pegar un tiro a
plug away VI + ADV to plug away (at sth)perseverar (en algo), darle (a algo)
plug in
A. VT + ADV (Elec) → enchufar, conectar
to plug in a radioconectar una radio
B. VI + ADV
1. (Elec) → enchufar
2. (fig) → ponerse en la onda
to plug in toponerse en la onda de, sintonizar con
plug up VT + ADV (= fill) → tapar, taponar

plug

[ˈplʌg]
n
(in bath, sink)bonde f
to pull the plug on sth [+ project, activity] → laisser tomber qch
(= stopper) → bouchon m
(ELECTRICITY, ELECTRONICS)prise f
The plug is faulty → La prise est défectueuse.
(AUTOMOBILES)bougie f
(= publicity) → pub f
to give sb a plug → faire de la pub pour qn
to give sth a plug → faire de la pub pour qch
vt
[+ hole] → boucher; [+ leak] → boucher
(= advertise) → faire de la retape pour
plug in
vt sepbrancher
Is it plugged in? → Est-ce que c'est branché?
vise brancherplug-and-play [ˌplʌgənˈpleɪ] adjprêt(e) à l'emploi

plug

n
(= stopper)Stöpsel m; (for stopping a leak) → Propfen m; (in barrel) → Spund m; a plug of cotton woolein Wattebausch m; to pull the plug (in lavatory) → die Spülung ziehen; to pull the plug on somebody/something (fig inf)jdm/einer Sache den Boden unter den Füßen wegziehen
(Elec) → Stecker m; (incorrect: = socket) → Steckdose f; (Aut: = spark plug) → (Zünd)kerze f
(inf: piece of publicity) → Schleichwerbung f no pl; to give somebody/something a plugfür jdn/etw Werbung machen
(of tobacco)Scheibe f; (for chewing) → Priem m
(Geol) → Vulkanstotzen m
(US: = fireplug) → Hydrant m
(inf: = punch) to take a plug at somebodyjdm eine verpassen or runterhauen (inf)
vt
(= stop) hole, gap, crevice, leakverstopfen, zustopfen; barrel(ver)spunden; toothplombieren; the doctor plugged the wound with cotton woolder Arzt stillte die Blutung mit Watte; to plug one’s earssich (dat)die Ohren zuhalten; (with cotton wool etc) → sich (dat)etwas in die Ohren stopfen; to plug the gaps in the tax lawsdie Lücken im Steuergesetz schließen
(= insert)stecken; plug the TV into the socket, pleasesteck bitte den Stecker vom Fernseher in die Steckdose; an old rag had been plugged into the holeman hatte einen alten Lappen in das Loch gestopft
(inf: = publicize) → Schleichwerbung machen für
(inf: = push, put forward) ideahausieren gehen mit
(inf: = shoot) to plug somebody in the head/stomach etcjdm ein Loch in den Kopf/Bauch etc schießen; they plugged him full of leadsie pumpten ihn mit Blei voll (inf)
(inf: = punch) → eine verpassen (+dat) (inf)

plug

:
plug-and-play
attr (Comput) technologyPlug-and-Play-
plug hat
n (old US sl) → Angströhre f (dated hum)
plughole
n (Brit) → Abflussloch nt, → Abfluss m; to go down the plug (fig inf)kaputtgehen (inf)
plug-in
adj (Elec) → anschließbar; plug unitSteckeinheit f
n (Comput) → Plug-in nt, → Zusatzsoftware f
plug tobacco
nKautabak m
plug-ugly (inf)
nSchlägertyp m (inf), → Rabauke m (inf)
adjpotthässlich (inf)

plug

[plʌg]
1. n
a. (of bath, basin, barrel, volcano) → tappo; (for stopping a leak) → tampone m
b. (Elec) → spina (Aut) (also spark(ing) plug) → candela
c. (fam) (piece of publicity) → pubblicità f inv, réclame f inv
to give sb/sth a plug → fare pubblicità a qn/qc
2. vt
a. (also plug up) (hole) → tappare; (tooth) → otturare
b. (insert) → infilare, cacciare
to plug a lead into a socket → inserire un filo (elettrico) in una presa di corrente
c. (fam) (publicize) → fare pubblicità a; (push, put forward) → fare propaganda a
plug away vi + adv (fam) to plug away (at sth)sgobbare (su qc)
plug in (Elec)
1. vi + advcollegarsi
the TV plugs in behind the table → la presa per la TV è dietro il tavolo
2. vt + adv (appliance) → attaccare

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

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plug

n. tapón;
v. taponear.

plug

n tapón m
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