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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. Replace the centre of a coin with a baser metal
    "plug a nickle"
     
  6. Insert a plug into
    "plug the wall"
     
  7. Insert as a plug
    "She plugged a cork in the wine bottle"

Derived forms: plugging, plugged, plugs

See also: plugged

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, promo [informal], promote, promotion, promotional material, publicity, push, put in, stick in, stop, stoppage

Part of: ignition, ignition system

Encyclopedia: Plug