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English noun: clog

1. clog (artifact) footwear usually with wooden soles

Synonymsgeta, patten, sabot

Broader (hypernym)footgear, footwear

2. clog (artifact) any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction

Broader (hypernym)encumbrance, hinderance, hindrance, hitch, incumbrance, interference, preventative, preventive

3. clog (act) a dance performed while wearing shoes with wooden soles; has heavy stamping steps

Synonymsclog dance, clog dancing

Broader (hypernym)tap dance, tap dancing

English verb: clog

1. clog (contact) become or cause to become obstructed

SamplesThe leaves clog our drains in the Fall.
The water pipe is backed up.

Synonymsback up, choke, choke off, clog up, congest, foul

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
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Broader (hypernym)block, close up, impede, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude

Narrower (hyponym)block, choke up, crap up, gum up, lug, silt, silt up, stuff


2. clog (creation) dance a clog dance

ExamplesSam and Sue clog

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe

Domain categorydance, dancing, saltation, terpsichore

3. clog (contact) impede the motion of, as with a chain or a burden

SamplesHorses were clogged until they were tamed.

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

Broader (hypernym)constrain, cumber, encumber, restrain

4. clog (change) impede with a clog or as if with a clog

SamplesThe market is being clogged by these operations.
My mind is constipated today.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)slow, slow down, slow up

5. clog (change) coalesce or unite in a mass

SamplesBlood clots.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)coalesce

6. clog (change) fill to excess so that function is impaired

SamplesFear clogged her mind.
The story was clogged with too many details.


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

Broader (hypernym)fill, fill up, make full

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