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unplug

[uhn-pluhg] /ʌnˈplʌg/
verb (used with object), unplugged, unplugging.
1.
to remove a plug or stopper from.
2.
to free of an obstruction; unclog:
a pill to unplug clogged arteries.
3.
to disconnect (an appliance, a telephone, etc.) by removing its plug from an outlet:
to unplug a toaster.
4.
to remove (an electric plug with its cord) from an outlet.
verb (used without object), unplugged, unplugging.
5.
to become unplugged.
6.
to refrain from using digital or electronic devices for a period of time:
It's a great place to relax and unplug.
Origin of unplug
1765-1775
First recorded in 1765-75; un-2 + plug
Related forms
unpluggable, adjective
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  • To unplug a lamp you should grasp (cord) (plug) firmly and pull.

  • His partner moved quickly and efficiently around the bed, eventually figuring out how to unplug the horn.

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British Dictionary definitions for unplug

unplug

/ʌnˈplʌɡ/
verb (transitive) -plugs, -plugging, -plugged
1.
to disconnect (an electrical appliance) by taking the plug out of the socket
2.
to remove a plug or obstruction from
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