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verb plug pronunciation in American English /plʌɡ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyplug
he/she/itplugs
present participleplugging
past tenseplugged
past participleplugged
  1. 1

    plug

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    plug up

    [transitive] to fill a hole so that nothing can get through it
    plug something with something: Plug the hole with newspaper before applying the cement.
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  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] [usually passive] American to block pipes of a sink, toilet, etc. so that water or waste cannot flow normally down the pipes
    The shower is plugged up – don’t use it.
    Paper towels will plug the toilet.
  3. 3
    [transitive] to try to make people interested in a book, movie, idea etc. by talking about it in an enthusiastic way, especially on a radio or television program
    They’re really here to plug their new album.
  4. 4
    [transitive] American informal old-fashioned to shoot someone
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