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unplug

[ uhn-pluhg ]
/ 蕦n藞pl蕦g /
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verb (used with object), un路plugged, un路plug路ging.
to remove a plug or stopper from.
to free of an obstruction; unclog: a pill to unplug clogged arteries.
to disconnect (an appliance, a telephone, etc.) by removing its plug from an outlet: to unplug a toaster.
to remove (an electric plug with its cord) from an outlet.
verb (used without object), un路plugged, un路plug路ging.
to become unplugged.
to refrain from using digital or electronic devices for a period of time: It's a great place to relax and unplug.
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Origin of unplug

First recorded in 1765鈥75; un-2 + plug

OTHER WORDS FROM unplug

un路plug路ga路ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unplug

unplug
/ (蕦n藞pl蕦伞) /

verb -plugs, -plugging or -plugged (tr)
to disconnect (an electrical appliance) by taking the plug out of the socket
to remove a plug or obstruction from
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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