[ uhn-pluhg ]
/ ʌnˈplʌg /

verb (used with object), un·plugged, un·plug·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·plugged, un·plug·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.

Origin of unplug

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

Related forms

un·plug·ga·ble, adjective
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/ (ʌnˈplʌɡ) /

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
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