- (context, electricity) A pronged connector, connecting device which fits into a mating socket.
- 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.
verb (plug, g, ed)
- French: prise
- German: Stí¶psel
- Italian: tappo
- Spanish: tapón
- (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.
Etymology: From Middle Low German and Middle Dutch plugge (Dutch Dutch, plug), of unknown ultimate origin. Cognate with German Pflock.
- 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...
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