- To limp.
- (present participle of, penetrate)
- able to pierce or penetrate
- The skunk produces a penetrating odor.
- demonstrating acute or keen understanding
- His novel shows a penetrating insight into the criminal mind.
- A stiff but usually slightly flexible synthetic material, generally consisting of a hydrocarbon-based polymer.
- Any similar synthetic material.
- (slang) credit card, credit or debit cards used in place of cash to buy goods and services.
- Of or pertaining to the inelastic, non-brittle, deformation of a material.
- Capable of adapting to varying conditions: ecologically plastic animals,see Charles Darwin: Origin of Species.
- Constructed of plastic.
- Inferior or not the real thing; ersatz (italbrac, especially when made of plastic instead of an alterate material).
- Surgery, especially involving the transfer of tissue, to repair body parts.
- cosmetic surgery, Cosmetic surgery for appearance.
- (context, electricity) A pronged connector, connecting device which fits into a mating socket.
verb (plug, g, ed)
- I pushed the back into the electrical socket and the lamp began to glow again.
- Any piece of wood, metal, or other substance used to stop or fill a hole; a stopple.
- Pull the out of the tub so it can drain.
- A flat oblong cake of pressed tobacco.
- He preferred a of tobacco to loose chaw.
- (context, US, slang) A high, tapering silk hat.
- (context, US, slang) A worthless horse.
- That sorry old is ready for the glue factory!
- (context, construction) A block of wood let into a wall to afford a hold for nails.
- A mention of a product (usually a book, film or play) in an interview, or an interview which features one or more of these.
- During the interview, the author put in a for his latest novel.
- (Geology) A body of once molten rock that hardened in a volcanic vent. Usually round or oval in shape.
- Pressure built beneath the in the caldera, eventually resulting in a catastrophic explosion of pyroclastic shrapnel and ash.
- (context, fishing) A type of lure consisting of a rigid, buoyant or semi-buoyant body and one or more hooks.
- The fisherman cast the into a likely pool, hoping to catch a whopper.
- (transitive) To stop with a plug; to make tight by stopping a hole.
- He attempted to the leaks with some caulk.
- (transitive) To mention a particular product or service.
- The main guest on the show just kept plugging his latest movie: it got so tiresome.
- (intransitive) (informal) To persist or continue with something.
- Keep plugging at the problem until you find a solution.
- (transitive) To shoot a bullet into something with a gun.
- 1884, s:Author:H. Rider Haggard, H. Rider Haggard, s:The Witch's Head/Book II/Chapter II, The Witch's Head
- :I am awfully glad that you kept your nerve and plugged him; it would have been better if you could have nailed him through the right shoulder, which would not have killed him...
- (uncountable) The act of preparing or getting ready
- That which is prepared
- (countable) A substance, especially a remedy, that is prepared
- The traditional remedy is a bitter made from steamed herbs.
verb (prepar, ing)
- (transitive) To make ready for a specific future purpose.
- We prepared the spacecraft for takeoff.
- (transitive) To make ready for eating or drinking; to cook.
- We prepared a fish for dinner.
- (intransitive) To make oneself ready; to get ready, make preparation.
- We prepared for a bumpy ride.
- (transitive) To produce or make by combining elements; to synthesize, compound.
- She prepared a meal from what was left in the cupboards.
noun (plural: prostheses)
- An artificial replacement for a body part, either internal or external.