Meaning of PLUG in English

PLUG

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

close/plug a loophole (= change something so that there is no longer a loophole )

The president is eager to close tax loopholes for foreign companies.

plug and play

spark plug

sparking plug

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

spark

Always remove the lead from the spark plug of petrol machines and unplug electric models before cleaning or servicing.

The distance between them is like the gap of a spark plug .

The spark plugs were found in the lunch box as arranged and he was immediately dismissed in accordance with company practice.

Automakers worry it shorts out spark plugs .

However, at a recent service I found signs of burning on the spark plugs and I have reverted to leaded.

For the sake of the team, she is willing to be the spark plug .

He was a spark plug at the top of the lineup.

The first customer orders a set of spark plugs .

■ VERB

fit

Consumer pressure groups are calling for legislation to force manufacturers to fit plugs on goods before they leave the factory.

He fitted on a plug and tried it out in his room, closing the curtains.

pull

Well, I did have running water; when I pulled the bath plug it ran all over the floor.

Mir guys, pull the plug .

The banks can pull the plug .

George Bush pulled the plug out here fairly early.

Practically, the banks are not wishing to pull the plug .

But the firm pulled the plug on the scheme last week, leaving McAlpine fuming.

But just recently, Bussell effectively pulled the plug on his baby, closing it to all but a handful of friends.

remove

Switch off the power socket and remove the plug . 2.

For refrigerators with removable drain plugs , remove plug and force warm water mixed with baking soda through the drain.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

He sleeps with plugs in his ears.

If I ever get that way, just pull the plug .

the plug on the electric blanket

Where's the plug in here?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And it comes with a removable air filter, an extra long cable, fitted plug and a two year guarantee.

Busted cord probably, or the plugs went bad.

Ear defenders: Are supplied in the form of plug or fibre ear inserts or earphone types which fully enclose the ear.

Every morning the chemicals in your anti-perspirant react with your sweat to form a plug .

Gee made two more plugs yesterday.

Messages for the intelligent plug are carried by signals on the house wiring.

Practically, the banks are not wishing to pull the plug .

The distance between them is like the gap of a spark plug .

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

away

An ideal adventure for beginners, this one should have you plugging away till the wee small hours of the morning.

In any case, Fred worked, worried, plugged away .

Said later that he s an exceptional talent and only bad luck stopped him scoring, and to keep plugging away .

But as Sulloway was plugging away , other scientists were busy debunking birth order.

He's gone about it quietly, just plugging away and learning from watching others.

Ian plugged away at the lab that was to become Roslin, trying to improve the technology of animal transgenesis.

in

For safety reasons therefore, the box must be assembled whenever the unit is plugged in .

She was also extremely plugged in at Salomon Brothers, in a way that the opportunist was not.

However, I'd like an individual monitor plugged in as well.

One example demonstrated at a news conference would require spray cans to be plugged in .

What would he say of the masses of modern art that you have to plug in in order to fully appreciate?

He even does rounds at the local hospital, ensuring that the terminally ill remain plugged in .

SIMMs are simple to fit - they just plug in .

A device resembling a coaster was attached to the bottom of the can and plugged in , which opened the valve.

just

Just plug in a phone number.

SIMMs are simple to fit - they just plug in.

Just plug in a couple of speakers and one mains socket and the whole thing springs to life.

He's gone about it quietly, just plugging away and learning from watching others.

Just plug into the Sun and go.

You just plug in the amp and away you go.

simply

Simply plug the aerial into the board at the back of your computer.

The transformer simply plugs into a mains socket indoors or in a garage, and only the low-voltage wire is taken outside.

The expatriate's role is often poorly defined; instead of genuine capacity building, expatriates simply plug gaps.

There are many portable types available for hire which simply plug into the 13amp socket.

up

Rather than plugging up your pores with chemicals, Kyomi uses a new material derived from natural plant fibres.

On Sept. 3, another Premium pipe became plugged up , sending more waste into the Mussel Fork.

My well of songs would dry up , or be plugged up with concrete.

Without enough liquid, fiber can plug up the intestines.

But if the artery stays plugged up for something like 15 minutes or more, permanent damage occurs.

But the plumber she called when the toilet kept plugging up sometimes found plastic baggies in it.

■ NOUN

computer

Certainly there are commercially available recognition units which can be plugged into home computers but they are very unsophisticated.

Industrial spies may even be able to plug their own personal computers into confidential data-networks.

ear

Give him a plastic or wooden spoon and plug your ears !

A sprinkle more, seeking him; he plugged his ear with his pinky.

Lashed to the mast, did he think the wax he'd also plugged his own ears with would work?

gap

Insurance companies aim to plug the gap .

Many professionals said this failed to plug a gap in the Children Act.

Small businesses are crying out for workers, and poor foreigners plug a gap .

The remaining people would become overburdened trying to plug the gaps .

A lack of adequate reserves means the company will have to plug the gap using other resources.

McAllister spelled out what's needed to start plugging the 11-point gap between themselves and leaders Norwich.

The expatriate's role is often poorly defined; instead of genuine capacity building, expatriates simply plug gaps .

He hopes that I may be able, in some way, to plug the gap in his family history.

port

Controlling your craft couldn't be simpler - plug your joystick in port 2 and get going!

socket

I don't shut all the internal doors and I certainly don't pull most plugs out at the socket .

The device, small enough to fit in a shirt pocket, plugs into a wall socket .

The transformer simply plugs into a mains socket indoors or in a garage, and only the low-voltage wire is taken outside.

It's a portable car phone that can be plugged into the socket of a cigarette lighter.

There are many portable types available for hire which simply plug into the 13amp socket .

Her head was back and her chin raised, resin plugging the eye sockets .

spark

His grin was coated with carbon from years of taking out spark plugs with his teeth.

■ VERB

keep

You have to keep plugged into the latest artistic fashions.

But the plumber she called when the toilet kept plugging up sometimes found plastic baggies in it.

Said later that he s an exceptional talent and only bad luck stopped him scoring, and to keep plugging away.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Don't pour oil in the sink - it'll plug up the drain.

The author used the opportunity of appearing on TV to give his latest book a plug .

The only reason she agreed to be interviewed was to plug her new record.

They plugged him full of lead.

Whitaker was there to plug his new movie.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A cyberspace scout sits in a dark room and then plugs a modem directly into his brain.

A sprinkle more, seeking him; he plugged his ear with his pinky.

Her head was back and her chin raised, resin plugging the eye sockets.

I plugged my naked feet in between the empty seats as tears rolled down my cheeks.

Its only disadvantage is that it isn't as quite as easy as plugging in a coprocessor card.

She had not noticed Amy filling and plugging in an electric kettle, but it was singing efficiently next to the cooker.

When one of the cofferdams sprang a huge leak, it was plugged with old mattresses.

You then plug your appliance into the adaptor - absolutely no wiring or electrical know-how is needed.

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