from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of plug.
  • n. The act of stopping with a plug.
  • n. The material of which a plug or stopper is made.
  • n. An arrangement of plugs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of stopping with a plug.
  • n. The material of which a plug or stopple is made.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of stopping or occluding a cavity or opening by means of a plug; as applied to an artery, occlusion of the vessel by means of a blood-clot or thrombus.
  • n. Wood or metal from which plugs or bungs are to be made.
  • n. Plugs collectively; specifically, wooden pins inserted in brick- or stonework, to which battens are nailed.
  • n. The act of testing a melon or a cheese by taking a plug from it.
  • n. The act of hitting with a ball or bullet.
  • n. Hard study; cramming.


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  • But as a commitment to long-term fiscal responsibility, this is disingenuousness bordering on dishonesty. [also on iraq btw] while the economist article spells it out: ... it is more likely that higher taxes will play the largest part in plugging the deficit.

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  • But a local reporter pumping out false reports and then again plugging the biz with her phony apology, that to me, is only the tip of the iceberg.

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  • It will also assist in plugging these same companies into financial benefits at the federal level, which they have been unable to obtain in past years.

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  • Since my pledge to boycott anything MTV promotes until they allow the video to be paused so it can load, everything they’ve been plugging is something I wouldn’t have watched anyways.


  • Business works more from relationships that it ever did and no matter how good a job any new startup does in plugging the holes, it’s never going to have the critical mass that Facebook does.

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  • Except they don’t believe in plugging in laptops in cafes …

    Thanksgiving « Skid Roche

  • Enthusiastic at the idea of plugging into a major demo, they largely had no idea that they were the full extent of the demo until about noon on Monday.

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  • "Its size indicates to me that Coke wants to work the lifestyle angle that Starbucks has, in effect, stumbled into by becoming the offsite office of choice, but Coke also probably can't resist the idea of plugging Coke merchandise," says Slatin.

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  • It was called plugging, and consisted (horresco referens) in poking a piece of pigtail tobacco right into the nostril.

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  • He called the plugging and the clean-up a "battle" against "an oil spill that is assaulting [our] shores and citizens."

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