Plug - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |plʌɡ|  American pronunciation of the word plug
Brit.  |plʌɡ|  British pronunciation of the word plug


- blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly (syn: stopper, stopple)
- a wad of something chewable as tobacco (syn: chaw, chew, cud, quid, wad)
- blatant or sensational promotion (syn: ballyhoo, hoopla, hype)
- electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric spark
- an electrical device with two or three pins that is inserted in a socket to make an electrical connection
- an upright hydrant for drawing water to use in fighting a fire (syn: fireplug)
- an old or over-worked horse (syn: hack, jade, nag)


- fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug(syn: secure)
- persist in working hard
- deliver a quick blow to (syn: punch)
- make a plug for; praise the qualities or in order to sell or promote
- replace the center of a coin with a baser metal
- insert a plug into
- insert as a plug


We were able to plug the hole with cement.

One of the DJs on the local radio station has been plugging the band's new album.

He plugged him right in the chest.

My wife had put the plug in the sink in order to fill it up.

When the plug is inserted in the socket, the lamp can be lighted.

The pipe seems to be plugged up and the water can't flow away.

If you will play that loud music, I shall have to plug up my ears.

You can practise with your gun by plugging at the tree.

Somebody plugged him with a potato.

The owner will easily see you plugged the report.

I wouldn't like to start in and plug his game.

The plug on my iron needs changing.

During the show she managed to put in a plug for her new book.

Change the plugs every 10,000 miles.

You can fill any holes with plugs of matching wood.

Phrasal verbs

plug in  — plug into an outlet

Word forms

I/you/we/they: plug
he/she/it: plugs
present participle: plugging
past tense: plugged
past participle: plugged
singular: plug
plural: plugs
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