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English noun: plug

1. plug (artifact) blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly


Synonymsstopper, stopple


Broader (hypernym)block, blockage, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppage


Narrower (hyponym)bottle cork, bung, cork, drainplug, earplug, fipple, spigot, spile, tampion, tampon, tap, tompion

2. plug (food) a wad of something chewable as tobacco


Synonymschaw, chew, cud, quid, wad


Broader (hypernym)bit, bite, morsel

3. plug (communication) blatant or sensational promotion


Synonymsballyhoo, hoopla, hype


Broader (hypernym)packaging, promotion, promotional material, publicity

4. plug (artifact) electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric spark


Synonymsspark plug, sparking plug


Broader (hypernym)electrical device


Part meronymignition, ignition system

5. plug (artifact) an electrical device with two or three pins that is inserted in a socket to make an electrical connection


Synonymsmale plug


Broader (hypernym)electrical device


Narrower (hyponym)phone plug, telephone plug

6. plug (artifact) an upright hydrant for drawing water to use in fighting a fire


Synonymsfire hydrant, fireplug


Broader (hypernym)hydrant

7. plug (animal) an old or over-worked horse


Synonymshack, jade, nag


Broader (hypernym)Equus caballus, horse


English verb: plug

1. plug (contact) fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug


SamplesPlug the hole.
Stop up the leak.


Synonymssecure, stop up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)close, fill up


Narrower (hyponym)chink, cork, cork up, stopper, stopple, tampon


Entailenter, infix, insert, introduce

2. plug (change) persist in working hard


SamplesStudents must plug away at this problem.


Synonymsplug away


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)hang in, hang on, hold on, persevere, persist

3. plug (contact) deliver a quick blow to


SamplesHe punched me in the stomach.


ExamplesSam and Sue plug the movie


Synonymspunch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)hit

4. plug (communication) make a plug for; praise the qualities or in order to sell or promote


ExamplesSam and Sue plug the movie


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)advertise, advertize, promote, push

5. plug (change) insert a plug into


SamplesPlug the wall.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)enclose, inclose, insert, introduce, put in, stick in


Verb groupplug

6. plug (change) insert as a plug


SamplesShe plugged a cork in the wine bottle.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)enclose, inclose, insert, introduce, put in, stick in


Verb groupplug









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