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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.clogging - preventing movement; "the clogging crowds of revelers overflowing into the street"
preventative, preventive - tending to prevent or hinder
Translations
dřeváčkový tanec
irsk stepdans
facipõs tánckopogós
airiškas tryptinis
iru tautas deja ar piesitieniem
drevákový tanec

clogging

(ˈklogiŋ) noun
Irish tap dancing.
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There is no doubt that Dot is a dance enthusiast, having learnt to clog-dance from Jack Callaghan, one of the 'original Lancashire lads', from the age of twelve.
I learned to clog-dance when I was six, and over the years I worked up an act with acrobatics, singing and playing fiddle and guitar.
Her father, a Yorkshireman, had no dancing background; however, her mother, Sally Jordan, nee Nutter (1899-1961), had learned to clog-dance from her father Henry Nutter (b.1856) and her uncle, who in turn had learned from older, long-forgotten dancers.