clog up

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Verb1.clog up - become or cause to become obstructedclog up - become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up"
gum up - stick together as if with gum; "the inside of the pipe has gummed up"
obturate, occlude, close up, impede, obstruct, jam, block - block passage through; "obstruct the path"
crap up - become obstructed or chocked up; "The drains clogged up"
choke up, lug, stuff, block - obstruct; "My nose is all stuffed"; "Her arteries are blocked"
silt, silt up - become chocked with silt; "The river silted up"
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"ScottishWater believes the best way to tackle blocked drains and sewer flooding is to work with our customers to prevent blockages that can clog up the cycle in the first place."
The bacteria can also cause a stroke as tiny fragments of diseased tissue called vegetation break free and clog up small blood vessels leading to the brain.
It was the UEFA Cup Round of 32 (first leg) week, and with Spurs battling to stay out of the relegation places and Aston Villa busting a gut to stay in the Champions League places, the prospect of taking on tricky Eastern Europeans for the right to have seven more distracting games clog up the business-end of your season was as enticing as a roll in the hay with Clarissa Dickson-Wright.