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Idioms about plug

    pull the plug on, Informal.
    1. to discontinue or terminate: The government has threatened to pull the plug on further subsidies.
    2. to disconnect life-sustaining equipment from (a moribund patient).

Origin of plug

1620–30; <Dutch; cognate with German Pflock

OTHER WORDS FROM plug

plug·ga·ble, adjectiveplug·ging·ly, adverbplugless, adjectivepluglike, adjective
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How to use plug in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for plug

plug
/ (plʌɡ) /

noun
verb plugs, plugging or plugged

Derived forms of plug

plugger, noun

Word Origin for plug

C17: from Middle Dutch plugge; related to Middle Low German plugge, German Pflock
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Other Idioms and Phrases with plug

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