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Definition 1: an old or over-worked horse - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for plug in the sense of this definition

(plug is a kind of ...) solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times

Definition 2: blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for plug in the sense of this definition

(plug is a kind of ...) an obstruction in a pipe or tube

"we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"

(... is a kind of plug ) a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask

(... is a kind of plug ) the plug in the mouth of a bottle (especially a wine bottle)

(... is a kind of plug ) a removable plug for holding water in a tub or basin

(... is a kind of plug ) a plug of cotton, wax, or rubber that is fitted into the ear canal for protection against the entry of water or loud noise

(... is a kind of plug ) a wooden plug forming a flue pipe (as the mouthpiece of a recorder)

(... is a kind of plug ) plug for the muzzle of a gun to keep out dust and moisture

(... is a kind of plug ) plug of cotton or other absorbent material; inserted into wound or body cavity to absorb exuded fluids (especially blood)

(... is a kind of plug ) a plug for a bunghole in a cask

Definition 3: an upright hydrant for drawing water to use in fighting a fire - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for plug in the sense of this definition

(plug is a kind of ...) a discharge pipe with a valve and spout at which water may be drawn from the mains of waterworks

Definition 4: electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric spark - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for plug in the sense of this definition

(plug is a kind of ...) a device that produces or is powered by electricity

(... is part of plug) the mechanism that ignites the fuel in an internal-combustion engine

Definition 5: an electrical device with two or three pins that is inserted in a socket to make an electrical connection - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for plug in the sense of this definition

(plug is a kind of ...) a device that produces or is powered by electricity

(... is a kind of plug ) a plug for connecting a telephone

Definition 6: blatant or sensational promotion - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for plug in the sense of this definition

(plug is a kind of ...) a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution

"the packaging of new ideas"

Definition 7: a wad of something chewable as tobacco - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for plug in the sense of this definition

(plug is a kind of ...) a small amount of solid food; a mouthful

"all they had left was a bit of bread"

Definition 8: persist in working hard - [verb of change]

Samples where plug or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Students must plug away at this problem

Synonyms for plug in the sense of this definition

(plug is a kind of ...) be persistent, refuse to stop

"he persisted to call me every night" "The child persisted and kept asking questions"

Definition 9: insert as a plug - [verb of change]

Samples where plug or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She plugged a cork in the wine bottle

(plug is a kind of ...) place, fit, or thrust (something) into another thing

"Insert your ticket here"

(plug has a similar meaning as ...) insert a plug into

"plug the wall"

Definition 10: insert a plug into - [verb of change]

Samples where plug or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • plug the wall

(plug is a kind of ...) place, fit, or thrust (something) into another thing

"Insert your ticket here"

(plug has a similar meaning as ...) insert as a plug

"She plugged a cork in the wine bottle"

Definition 11: replace the center of a coin with a baser metal - [verb of change]

Samples where plug or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • plug a nickle

(plug is a kind of ...) place, fit, or thrust (something) into another thing

"Insert your ticket here"

Definition 12: make a plug for; praise the qualities or in order to sell or promote - [verb of communication]

(plug is a kind of ...) make publicity for; try to sell (a product)

"The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model" "The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops"

Definition 13: deliver a quick blow to - [verb of contact]

Samples where plug or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he punched me in the stomach

Synonyms for plug in the sense of this definition

(plug is a kind of ...) deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

"He hit her hard in the face"

Definition 14: fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug - [verb of contact]

Samples where plug or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • plug the hole
  • stop up the leak

Synonyms for plug in the sense of this definition

(plug is a kind of ...) fill or stop up

"Can you close the cracks with caulking?"

(... is a kind of plug ) close or secure with or as if with a stopper

"She stoppered the wine bottle" "The mothers stoppered their babies' mouths with pacifiers"

(... is a kind of plug ) plug with a tampon

(... is a kind of plug ) fill the chinks of, as with caulking

(... is a kind of plug ) close a bottle with a cork

(plug implies ...) put or introduce into something

"insert a picture into the text"

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