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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
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).
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.]
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|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"