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1 plug /ˈplʌg/ noun
plural plugs
1 plug
/ˈplʌg/
noun
plural plugs
Learner's definition of PLUG
[count]
: a part at the end of an electric cord that has two or three metal pins that connect the cord to a source of electricity
see also pull the plug (below)
: a part at the end of a wire or cable that is used to connect machines or devices
chiefly British : outlet 4
: a thing that is used to close a hole in a container or object
: a thing that is used to fill a hole or empty area
see also earplug
: a piece of tobacco used for chewing
: something that is said on the radio, on television, etc., in order to create interest in something (such as a book, movie, or restaurant) often + for

pull the plug

informal
: to turn off the machine that is keeping a very sick or injured person alive and allow that person to die
: to allow or cause something to end by stopping the money or support that is needed for it usually + on
2 plug /ˈplʌg/ verb
plugs; plugged; plugging
2 plug
/ˈplʌg/
verb
plugs; plugged; plugging
Learner's definition of PLUG
[+ object]
: to fill or cover (a hole, space, etc.) with something
often + up
often used figuratively
: to praise (something, such as a book, movie, or restaurant) publicly in a way that makes people want to buy it, see it, etc. : to advertise (something) by talking about it especially on the radio or television
US, informal + old-fashionied : to shoot (someone) with a gun

plug away

[phrasal verb] informal
: to continue doing something even though it is difficult or boring often + at

plug in

[phrasal verb]
plug (something) in or plug in (something)
: to connect (something, such as a lamp or television) to an electrical source or to another device by using a plug
: to put (information, such as a word or number) in something
see also plug-in

plug into

[phrasal verb]
plug into (something) or plug (something) into (something) : to become connected or to cause (something) to become connected to an electrical source or another device
sometimes used figuratively
plug (something) into (something) : to put (information, such as a word or number) into something
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