to hinder or obstruct with thick or sticky matter; choke up: to clog a drain.
to crowd excessively, especially so that movement is impeded; overfill: Cars clogged the highway.
to encumber; hamper; hinder.
to become clogged, encumbered, or choked up.
to stick; stick together.
anything that impedes motion or action; an encumbrance; a hindrance.
a shoe or sandal with a thick sole of wood, cork, rubber, or the like.
- clog·gi·ly, adverb
- clog·gi·ness, noun
- cloggy, adjective
- an·ti·clog·ging, adjective
- o·ver·clog, verb (used with object), o·ver·clogged, o·ver·clog·ging.
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How to use clog in a sentence
Style-wise, they’re a mix between slippers and clogs, so they go with pajamas and jeans alike.
Two years ago, singer and rapper Post Malone teamed with Crocs for a special version of its signature foam-resin clogs.The unlikely partnership between pop stars and Crocs | Marc Bain | October 27, 2020 | Quartz
She was on this steep hillside in her clogs, wailing away on the fire line.
He put its science in simple terms “Imagine you have clogged up plumbing due to debris,” Chatterjee said.Scientists at Johns Hopkins Come Closer to Eliminating Heart Disease | Dale Eisinger | April 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Alongside the emergency vehicles, neighborhood people clogged the sidewalks.‘It Sounded Like Someone Kicked My Door In’: The Disaster That Rocked East Harlem | Jacob Siegel | March 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In New York, the traffic from horse-drawn carriages clogged the streets at all hours.
In 2011, the wires were clogged with stories of a potential Peace Prize gong for Julian Assange.
Leno asked about his recent cardiovascular surgery in which doctors installed a stent to open up a clogged artery.
The tube may become clogged with pieces of food, in which case it must be withdrawn, cleaned, and reintroduced.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
When the soil pipe from a water-closet is exposed in cold weather it may freeze up or be clogged by urinary deposits.Essays In Pastoral Medicine | Austin Malley
They were so clogged with dust, however, as to be almost unserviceable, and their ammunition was expended.
He shed them so thick they kind of clogged up the air, and altogether he shed seventeen suits.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Arcot looked around, trying to decide what to do, but his brain was clogged.Islands of Space | John W Campbell
British Dictionary definitions for clog (1 of 2)
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)
any of various wooden or wooden-soled shoes
(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
- cloggy, adjective
- clogginess, noun
British Dictionary definitions for clog (2 of 2)
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
- clogging, noun
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