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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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  • He unplugged with a vicious jerk, and turned to the pilot with a grin.

    Spacehounds of IPC Edward Elmer Smith
  • Into the unplugged end she poured all the kerosene there was in a battered can.

  • What about sending a few men in through the fifth level portal, the one you've unplugged?

    Lion Loose James H. Schmitz
  • I unplugged one of her bedside screens and attached my Xbox to it so that we could both login at once.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow
  • He removed the little radio from his pocket, unplugged the earphone, and put the radio on top of the cereal.

British Dictionary definitions for unplugged

unplugged

/ʌnˈplʌɡd/
adjective
1.
(of a performer or performance of popular music) using acoustic rather than electric instruments: Eric Clapton unplugged, an unplugged version of the song

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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