Plug - (n.) Any piece of wood, metal, or other substance used to stop or fill a hole; a stopple.
Plug - (n.) A flat oblong cake of pressed tobacco.
Plug - (n.) A high, tapering silk hat.
Plug - (n.) A worthless horse.
Plug - (n.) A block of wood let into a wall, to afford a hold for nails.
Plug - (v. t.) To stop with a plug; to make tight by stopping a hole.
Plugged - (imp. & p. p.) of Plug
Plugging - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Plug
Plugger - (n.) One who, or that which, plugs.
Plugging - (n.) The act of stopping with a plug.
Plugging - (n.) The material of which a plug or stopple is made.
Plug - —n. 1 piece of solid material fitting tightly into a hole, used to fill a gap or cavity or act as a wedge or stopper. 2 a device of metal pins in an insulated casing, fitting into holes in a socket for making an electrical connection. B colloq. Electric socket. 3 = *spark-plug. 4 colloq. Piece of free publicity for an idea, product, etc. 5 cake or stick of tobacco; piece of this for chewing. —v. (-gg-) 1 (often foll. By up) stop (a hole etc.) With a plug. 2 slang shoot or hit (a person etc.). 3 colloq. Seek to popularize (an idea, product, etc.) By constant recommendation. 4 colloq. (foll. By away (at)) work steadily (at). plug in connect electrically by inserting a plug into a socket. [low german or dutch]
Earplug - n. Piece of wax etc. Placed in the ear to protect against water, noise, etc.
Jack plug - n. Plug for use with a jack (see *jack n. 4).
Plug-hole - n. Hole, esp. In a sink or bath, which can be closed by a plug.
Plug-in - attrib. Adj. Designed to be plugged into a socket.
Rawlplug - n. Propr. Cylindrical plug for holding a screw or nail in masonry. [rawlings, name of the engineers]
Spark-plug - n. (also sparking-plug) device for making a spark in an internal-combustion engine.
Unplug - v. (-gg-) 1 disconnect (an electrical device) by removing its plug from the socket. 2 unstop.
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