- 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.
- 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.
Idioms about 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
How to use plug in a sentence
On Tuesday, just two days before the planned listing, regulators in Shanghai pulled the plug, at least temporarily.China’s markets welcome homegrown tech—but Ant’s suspended IPO is a reminder of the risks|Grady McGregor|November 7, 2020|Fortune
After receiving the notice, Ant Group, reading the writing on the wall, pulled the plug on its Hong Kong listing.Why regulators sidelined Ant Financial’s record-setting IPO|rhhackettfortune|November 3, 2020|Fortune
With an 800-volt fast charger, it can pull enough current for 100 miles of driving after just 10 minutes on the plug.The 2022 GMC electric Hummer looks a lot different than you might expect|Stan Horaczek|October 21, 2020|Popular-Science
South Africa is now putting the electrical plugs and sockets the nation has relied on for generations on the road to retirement.South Africa’s unusual electrical plugs and sockets are headed for retirement|Brian Browdie|October 17, 2020|Quartz
You’d be out a nice chunk of change had you pulled the plug back then.Investors pull back on vaccine jitters and earnings woes|Bernhard Warner|October 14, 2020|Fortune
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.
While Washington dithers over Benghazi, AP-gate, and the IRS, advocates for immigrants just keep plugging along.How the White House Scandals Help Immigration Reform Move Forward|Patricia Murphy|May 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
That means plugging the holes in our immigration and visa system.The Boston Bombing Is Impacting the Immigration Debate—and It Should|Lloyd Green|April 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The truth, which is that the Republic will probably keep plugging along no matter who is in office, does not.
As the old Turks kept plugging it in fairly hot, I sat quiet in Birdwood's dugout for a quarter of an hour.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
He was plugging the hole himself with a mixture of butter and cow dung which he was poking in with a stick!The Cradle of Mankind|W.A. Wigram
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
While he was speaking my companion busied himself in carefully plugging up the hole in the rock.The Moon Metal|Garrett P. Serviss
It is time for another senator, and who do you suppose is plugging for it, and opening hogsheads of money?David Dunne|Belle Kanaris Maniates
British Dictionary definitions for plug
- a cake of pressed or twisted tobacco, esp for chewing
- a small piece of such a cake
Derived forms of plugplugger, noun
Word Origin for plug
Other 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