Meaning of PLUG in English

PLUG

(~s, ~ging, ~ged)

1.

A ~ on a piece of electrical equipment is a small plastic object with two or three metal pins which fit into the holes of an electric socket and connects the equipment to the electricity supply.

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2.

A ~ is an electric socket. (INFORMAL)

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3.

A ~ is a thick, circular piece of rubber or plastic that you use to block the hole in a bath or sink when it is filled with water.

She put the ~ in the sink and filled it with cold water.

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4.

A ~ is a small, round piece of wood, plastic, or wax which is used to block holes.

A ~ had been inserted in the drill hole.

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5.

If you ~ a hole, you block it with something.

Crews are working to ~ a major oil leak.

VERB: V n

6.

If someone ~s a commercial product, especially a book or a film, they praise it in order to encourage people to buy it or see it because they have an interest in it doing well.

We did not want people on the show who are purely interested in ~ging a book or film.

= promote

VERB: V n

Plug is also a noun.

Let’s do this show tonight and it’ll be a great ~, a great promotion.

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7.

see also ear~ , spark ~

8.

If someone in a position of power pulls the ~ on a project or on someone’s activities, they use their power to stop them continuing.

The banks have the power to pull the ~ on the project.

PHRASE: V inflects, usu PHR on n

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