plug

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
plug

Plural
plugs

An electrical plug (left) and socket (right)
  1. A plug is an object that fills a gap. Examples of a plug are, an electrical plug which plugs into the wall or electrical socket, a sink plug (or stopper) which stops the water from draining out of the sink or bath.


Verb[change]

Plain form
plug

Third-person singular
plugs

Past tense
plugged

Past participle
plugged

Present participle
plugging

  1. (transitive) If you plug something you close by putting something into it.
    We use corks to plug the barrels.
    We were able to plug the leek for now.
    I plugged my ears with my finger because of the noise.
  2. (transitive) If you plug something in (or into) you put into a socket.
  3. (transitive) If you plug something in you connect it to electricity.
    You have to plug the computer in if for it to work.
  4. (transitive) If you plug in an idea or way of doing something, you use it as a whole (without changing it).
    We just plugged in the results from last year and everything worked.
  5. (transitive) If something plugs something else closes it tightly.
    The cork plugged the bottle.
    The mudslide plugged the way out of the cave, trapping us.