clog

[klog, klawg]
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verb (used with object), clogged, clog·ging.

verb (used without object), clogged, clog·ging.

noun


Nearby words

  1. clodhopper,
  2. clodhopping,
  3. clodpoll,
  4. cloete,
  5. clofibrate,
  6. clog dance,
  7. clogger,
  8. cloggy,
  9. cloison,
  10. cloisonne

Origin of clog

1350–1400; Middle English, of uncertain origin

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British Dictionary definitions for clog

clog

1

verb clogs, clogging or clogged

to obstruct or become obstructed with thick or sticky matter
(tr) to encumber; hinder; impede
(tr) to fasten a clog or impediment to (an animal, such as a horse)
(intr) to adhere or stick in a mass
slang (in soccer) to foul (an opponent)

noun

  1. any of various wooden or wooden-soled shoes
  2. (as modifier)clog dance
a heavy block, esp of wood, fastened to the leg of a person or animal to impede motion
something that impedes motion or action; hindrance
pop one's clogs slang to die
Derived Formscloggy, adjectiveclogginess, noun

Word Origin for clog

C14 (in the sense: block of wood): of unknown origin

verb clogs, clogging or clogged

to use a photo-enabled mobile phone to take a photograph of (someone) and send it to a website without his or her knowledge or consent
Derived Formsclogging, noun

Word Origin for clog

C21: c(amera) + log

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Word Origin and History for clog
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