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  • noun
    A piece of solid material fitting tightly into a hole and blocking it up. (somewhere in the pipes there is a plug of ice blocking the flow)
    A device for making an electrical connection between an appliance and the mains, consisting of an insulated casing with metal pins that fit into holes in a socket. (the cable is fitted with a two-pin plug)
    A piece of publicity promoting a product, event, or establishment. (he threw in a plug, boasting that the restaurant offered many entrées for under £5)
    A piece of tobacco cut from a larger cake for chewing. (they sold chewing tobacco in bars and plugs)
    A lure with one or more hooks attached.
    short for fireplug
    A tired or old horse. (He was a hopeless plug and never ran in the money.)
    Block or fill in (a hole or cavity) (trucks arrived loaded with gravel to plug the hole and clear the road)
    Mention (a product, event, or establishment) publicly in order to promote it. (during the show he plugged his new record)
    Shoot or hit (someone or something) (he got plugged in the head while he was taking a nap)
    Proceed steadily and laboriously with a journey or task. (during the years of poverty, he plugged away at his writing)


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