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noun [countable] plug pronunciation in British English /plʌɡ/
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  1. 2
    an attempt to make people interested in a book, film etc by talking about it in an enthusiastic way, especially on a radio or television programme
    get/put in a plug for something:

    Guests are given the chance to put in a plug for their latest book.

  2. 3
    a small round plastic or rubber object used for preventing water from flowing out of the hole in a sink or bath
    1. a.
      a small piece of plastic, wood, rubber etc used for filling a hole so that nothing can get through it
    2. b.
      a small piece of something such as cotton wool that you put in your ear or use for stopping blood from flowing from your nose or a cut etc
    3. c.
      a small plastic tube that you put in a hole in a wall before you put a screw into it
  3. 5
    a small piece of tobacco that you keep in your mouth and chew
  4. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a work horse

    He's riding an old plug.

    Submitted by Vicki Jenssen from Canada on 20/02/2012


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