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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.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)block, close up, impede, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude


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


Antonymsunclog

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.


Synonymsconstipate


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.


Synonymsclot


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.


Synonymsoverload


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


Broader (hypernym)fill, fill up, make full









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