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plug

noun

1 plug

Blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly.

synonyms: stopper, stopple.

Roget 263: stopper, stopple; plug, cork, bung, spike, spill, stopcock, tap; rammer; ram, ramrod; piston; ... show more

Roget 276: impulse, impulsion, impetus; momentum; push, pulsion, thrust, shove, jog, jolt, brunt, booming, boost [U.S.], throw; ... show more

Dutch: dop, oordopje, pijpenstopper, pijpestopper, stop, stopper, stopperspil
Polish: zatyczka



2 plug

A wad of something chewable as tobacco.

synonyms: chaw, chew, cud, quid, wad.

Dutch: pruim, tabakspruim

3 plug

Blatant or sensational promotion.

synonyms: ballyhoo, hoopla, hype.

Polish: szum

4 plug

Electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric spark.

synonyms: spark plug, sparking plug.

Dutch: stekker
Polish: świeca, świeca zapłonowa

5 plug

An electrical device with two or three pins that is inserted in a socket to make an electrical connection.

synonym: male plug.

Dutch: stekker
Polish: wtyczka

6 plug

An upright hydrant for drawing water to use in fighting a fire.

synonyms: fire hydrant, fireplug.

7 plug

An old or over-worked horse.

synonyms: hack, jade, nag.

Roget 659: deterioration, debasement; wane, ebb; recession etc. 287; retrogradation etc. 283; decrease etc. 36.    ... show more

Dutch: negge
Polish: szkapina, szkapa, chabeta, konię

verb

1 plug

Fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug:
— Plug the hole.

synonyms: secure, stop up.

Roget 261: close, occlude, plug; block up, stop up, fill up, bung up, cork up, button up, stuff up, shut up, dam up; blockade, ... show more

2 plug

Persist in working hard:
— Students must plug away at this problem.

synonym: plug away.

3 plug

Deliver a quick blow to.

synonym: punch.

Roget 276: give an impetus etc. n.; impel, push; start, give a start to, set going; drive, urge, boom; thrust, prod, ... show more

4 plug

Make a plug for; praise the qualities or in order to sell or promote.

5 plug

Replace the center of a coin with a baser metal.

6 plug

Insert a plug into.

7 plug

Insert as a plug.


Moby thesaurus: PR, acknowledgment, advert, advertise, advertisement, advocate, appreciation, back, bait, balker, balky horse, ballyhoo, bar, bark, bill, bind, birdlime, block, block up, blockade ... show more.

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