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Noun: plug  plúg
  1. Blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
    - stopper, stopple
     
  2. A wad of something chewable as tobacco
    - chew, chaw, cud, quid, wad
     
  3. Blatant or sensational promotion
    - ballyhoo, hoopla, hype
     
  4. Electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric spark
    - spark plug, sparking plug
     
  5. An electrical device with two or three pins that is inserted in a socket to make an electrical connection
    - male plug
     
  6. An upright hydrant for drawing water to use in fighting a fire
    - fireplug [N. Amer], fire hydrant
     
  7. An old or over-worked horse
    - hack, jade, nag
     
  8. (fishing) a type of lure consisting of a rigid, buoyant or semi-buoyant body and one or more hooks
Verb: plug (plugged,plugging)  plúg
  1. Fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug
    "plug the hole";
    - stop up, secure
     
  2. Persist in working hard
    "Students must plug away at this problem";
    - plug away
     
  3. Deliver a quick blow to
    "he plugged me in the stomach";
    - punch, dong [Austral, NZ]
     
  4. Advertise; praise the qualities of something in order to sell or promote
     
  5. Insert a plug into
    "plug the wall"
     
  6. Insert as a plug
    "She plugged a cork in the wine bottle"

Derived forms: plugged, plugs, plugging

Type of: advertise, advertize [US, non-standard], bit, bite, block, blockage, close, closure, electrical device, enclose, Equus caballus, fill up, flack [N. Amer], hang in, hang on, hit, hold on, horse, hydrant, inclose, insert, introduce, morsel, occlusion, packaging, persevere, persist, promote, promotion, promotional material, publicity, push, put in, stick in, stop, stoppage

Part of: ignition, ignition system

Encyclopedia: Plug