from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An obstruction or hindrance.
- n. A weight, such as a block, attached to the leg of an animal to hinder movement.
- n. A heavy, usually wooden-soled shoe.
- transitive v. To obstruct movement on or in; block up: Heavy traffic clogged the freeways.
- transitive v. To hamper the function or activity of; impede: "attorneys clogging our courts with actions designed to harass state and local governments” ( Roslyn L. Anderson and Patricia L. Irvin).
- intransitive v. To become obstructed or choked up: The pipes had clogged with rust.
- intransitive v. To thicken or stick together; clot.
- intransitive v. To do a clog dance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of shoe with an inflexible, often wooden sole sometimes with an open heel.
- n. A blockage.
- n. A shoe of any type.
- v. To block or slow passage through (often with 'up').
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That which hinders or impedes motion; hence, an encumbrance, restraint, or impediment, of any kind.
- n. A weight, as a log or block of wood, attached to a man or an animal to hinder motion.
- n. A shoe, or sandal, intended to protect the feet from wet, or to increase the apparent stature, and having, therefore, a very thick sole. Cf. Chopine.
- intransitive v. To become clogged; to become loaded or encumbered, as with extraneous matter.
- intransitive v. To coalesce or adhere; to unite in a mass.
- transitive v. To encumber or load, especially with something that impedes motion; to hamper.
- transitive v. To obstruct so as to hinder motion in or through; to choke up.
- transitive v. To burden; to trammel; to embarrass; to perplex.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To impede the movements of; encumber; hamper; hobble, as by a chain, a rope, a block of wood, or the like: as, to clog a bullock to prevent it from leaping fences; to clog a wheel.
- To restrain; confine.
- To choke up; obstruct so as to hinder passage through: as, to clog a tube; to clog a vein.
- Figuratively, to throw obstacles in the way of; encumber; hinder; burden; trammel; hamper: as, to clog commerce with restrictions.
- Synonyms To shackle, fetter, restrain, cumber, embarrass, restrict.
- To become loaded, encumbered, or choked up with extraneous matter.
- To coalesce; unite and adhere in a cluster or mass; stick together.
- n. A block or mass of anything constituting an encumbrance.
- n. Specifically— A block of wood or other material fastened to an animal, as by a rope or chain to its leg, to impede its movements.
- n. A block of wood fastened to or placed under the wheel of a vehicle to serve as a brake in descending a hill.
- n. Hence Any encumbrance; anything that hinders motion or action, physical or moral, or renders it difficult; a hindrance or impediment.
- n. Same as clog-almanac.
- n. A cone of the pine or other coniferous tree.
- n. A kind of shoe with a very thick sole and high heels, worn either alone or as an overshoe.
- n. Hence A similar shoe used in the modern clog-dance.
- n. A clog-dance.
- n. In coal-mining, a short piece of timber placed between a prop and the roof which it helps to support.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction
- v. impede with a clog or as if with a clog
- n. footwear usually with wooden soles
- v. coalesce or unite in a mass
- n. a dance performed while wearing shoes with wooden soles; has heavy stamping steps
- v. fill to excess so that function is impaired
- v. dance a clog dance
- v. impede the motion of, as with a chain or a burden
- v. become or cause to become obstructed
I should call that company and when they arrive tell them, “Sorry Mario, but the clog is in another castle,” and promptly slam the door.
Their jollity and enthusiasm are unbounded, expressing itself in clog dances and rousing old songs often in sharp contrast to the overworked, worn aspects of the members.
Gary Dourdan (presenter and CSI star) admitted to wearing makeup on a daily basis and was so happy to find one that won’t clog is pores.?
It is fiercely vigorous, but in its execution there is no attempt at gracefulness; no attention to positions, of which the old dancing-masters told us there were five; there was little attempt at step—it was simply ‘jigging’ or as sometimes called clog dancing.
In Irish clog dancing, the wooden footwear is used by striking the heel or toe against the floor to create percussive, syncopated, “off-beat” or “downbeat” rhythms.
I have some doctor friends, and they swear by the Birk "professional" clog, which is tough and washable.
So Rossetti; the Shelley editions, 1818 and 1839, read clog, which is retained by Forman, Dowden, and Woodberry.
The clog is a well-named hindrance to civilization in the waste of time it compels.
A clog might be a dream of beauty, and, if not too high or too heavy, most comfortable also.
This clog occurs when the built-up oil is unable to come up to the surface of the skin because the pore is misshapen or impaired and dead skin cells blocking the way.
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