Meaning of PLUG in English



Function: verb

Inflected Form: plugged ; plug · ging

Date: 1630

transitive verb

1 a : to stop, make tight, or secure by inserting a plug b : to remedy (a deficiency) as if by inserting a plug <trying to plug the gaps in their understanding>

2 : to hit with a bullet : SHOOT

3 : to advertise or publicize insistently

intransitive verb

1 : to become plugged ― usually used with up

2 : to work doggedly and persistently < plugged away at her homework>

3 : to fire shots

– plug · ger noun

– plug into

1 : to connect or become connected to by or as if by means of a plug <the city was plugged into the new highway system>

2 : to load into as if by means of a plug < plugged the data into a computer>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.