- a mandrel on which tubes are formed.
- a punch on which a cup is drawn.
- a protrusion on a forging die for forming a recess in the work.
- a false bottom on a die.
verb (used with object), plugged, plug·ging.
verb (used without object), plugged, plug·ging.
- to connect to an electrical power source: Plug the TV set in over there.
- Informal. to add or include; incorporate: They still have to plug in more research data.
- to connect or become connected by or as if by means of a plug: The device will plug into any convenient wall outlet. The proposed new departments would eventually plug into the overall organizational plan.
- Informal. to feel an affinity for; like; understand: Some kids just don't plug into sports in school.
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Idioms for plug
- to discontinue or terminate: The government has threatened to pull the plug on further subsidies.
- to disconnect life-sustaining equipment from (a moribund patient).
Origin of plug
OTHER WORDS FROM plugplug·ga·ble, adjectiveplug·ging·ly, adverbplugless, adjectivepluglike, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for plug
Hundreds of millions of people were accustomed to toting these objects around, plugging them in to recharge them, and using them.
When the revolution comes, Suze Orman will likely be plugging away on CNBC, giving the same old financial advice.
We think the secret to economic growth is [to] lower tax rates for families and successful small business by plugging loopholes.Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Paul Ryan, and More Sunday Talk|The Daily Beast Video|September 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But down below, millions of Londoners from the queen on down are gritting their teeth and plugging their ears.
Tony Hayward and his BP henchmen are incompetent—not just at plugging holes, but also at cutting deals, says Donald Trump.
"Let's try it," the repairman said, plugging the cord into a wall socket.Something Will Turn Up|David Mason
And here is a still greater absurdity: the plugging once begun is very carefully finished with fresh relays of mortar!The Mason-bees|J. Henri Fabre
Then came Scarlett with a couple of balls of tow for plugging seams, which he thrust with gusto into their mouths.Lochinvar|S. R. Crockett
Let us not count our chickens just yet, but keep on plugging.The Young Alaskans on the Missouri|Emerson Hough
Now and then I'd come across a little pop-gun pistol, just about right for plugging teeth with, which I'd throw out the window.Sixes and Sevens|O. Henry
British Dictionary definitions for plug
- a cake of pressed or twisted tobacco, esp for chewing
- a small piece of such a cake
verb plugs, plugging or plugged
Derived forms of plugplugger, noun
Word Origin for plug
Medical definitions for plug
Idioms and Phrases with plug
In addition to the idiom beginning with plug
- plug away at
- plugged in, be
- peg (plug) away at
- pull the plug on