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verb [transitive]     plug pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleplugging
past tenseplugged
past participleplugged
  1. 1



    plug up

    to fill a hole so that nothing can get through it
    plug something with something:

    Plug the hole with newspaper before applying the cement.

  2. 2
    to try to make people interested in a book, film, idea etc by talking about it in an enthusiastic way, especially on a radio or television programme

    They’re really here to plug their new album.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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