- plug1 S3 [plʌg] n▬▬▬▬▬▬▬1¦(electricity)¦2¦(bath)¦3¦(advertisement)¦4¦(in an engine)¦5 pull the plug (on something)6¦(to fill a hole)¦7¦(for holding screws)¦8¦(a piece of something)¦▬▬▬▬▬▬▬[Date: 1600-1700; : Dutch; Origin: Middle Dutch plugge]1.) ¦(ELECTRICITY)¦a) a small object at the end of a wire that is used for connecting a piece of electrical equipment to the main supply of electricity▪ The plug on my iron needs changing.▪ an electric plugb) informal especially BrE a place on a wall where electrical equipment can be connected to the main electricity supply= ↑socketAmerican Equivalent: outlet2.) ¦(BATH)¦a round flat piece of rubber used for stopping the water flowing out of a bath or ↑sink▪ the bath plug3.) ¦(ADVERTISEMENT)¦ informala way of advertising a book, film etc by mentioning it publicly, especially on television or radioput/get in a plug (for sth)▪ During the show she managed to put in a plug for her new book.4.) ¦(IN AN ENGINE)¦ informalthe part of a petrol engine that makes a ↑spark, which makes the petrol start burning= ↑spark plug▪ Change the plugs every 10,000 miles.5.) pull the plug (on sth) informal to prevent a plan, business etc from being able to continue, especially by deciding not to give it any more money▪ The Swiss entrepreneur has pulled the plug on any further investment in the firm.6.) ¦(TO FILL A HOLE)¦an object or substance that is used to fill or block a hole, tube etcplug of▪ You can fill any holes with plugs of matching wood.→↑earplug7.) ¦(FOR HOLDING SCREWS)¦BrE a small plastic tube put in a hole to hold a screw tightly8.) ¦(A PIECE OF SOMETHING)¦a piece of something pressed tightly together▪ a plug of tobaccoplug 2plug2 past tense and past participle plugged present participle pluggingv [T]1.) also plug upto fill or block a small hole▪ We used mud to plug up the holes in the roof.2.) to advertise a book, film etc by mentioning it on television or radio▪ Arnie was on the show to plug his new movie.3.) plug the gapto provide something that is needed, because there is not enough▪ With so few trained doctors, paramedics were brought in to plug the gap.4.) AmE old-fashioned to shoot someoneplug away phr vto keep working hard at somethingplug away at▪ If you keep plugging away at it, your English will improve.plug in [plug sth<=>in] phr vto connect a piece of electrical equipment to the main supply of electricity, or to another piece of electrical equipment▪ 'Is your printer working?' 'Wait a minute - it's not plugged in.'plug into [plug into sth] phr v1.) plug (sth) into sthto connect one piece of electrical equipment to another, or to be connected▪ Your phone can be plugged into the cigarette lighter socket in your car.▪ Games consoles plug into the back of the TV.2.) informal to realize that something is available to be used and use it▪ A lot of students don't plug into all the research facilities we have.
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