clog

6 ENTRIES FOUND:

1clog

noun \ˈkläg, ˈklg\

: a shoe or sandal that has a thick usually wooden sole

: something that blocks or clogs a pipe

Full Definition of CLOG

1
a :  a weight attached especially to an animal to hinder motion
b :  something that shackles or impedes :  encumbrance 1
2
:  a shoe, sandal, or overshoe having a thick typically wooden sole

Examples of CLOG

  1. There's a clog in the kitchen sink.
  2. a liquid chemical that gets rid of clogs

Origin of CLOG

Middle English clogge short thick piece of wood
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with CLOG

2clog

verb

: to slowly form a block in (something, such as a pipe or street) so that things cannot move through quickly or easily

cloggedclog·ging

Full Definition of CLOG

transitive verb
1
a :  to impede with a clog :  hinder
b :  to halt or retard the progress, operation, or growth of :  encumber <restraints that have been clogging the market — T. W. Arnold>
2
a :  to fill beyond capacity :  overload <cars clogged the main street> —often used with up <petty cases clogging up the courts>
b :  to cause blockage in —often used with up <arteries clogged up by cholesterol>
intransitive verb
1
:  to become filled with extraneous matter —often used with up
2
:  to unite in a mass :  clot
3
:  to dance a clog dance
clog·ger \ˈklä-gər, ˈkl-\ noun

Examples of CLOG

  1. The sink was clogged by dirt and grease.
  2. The drain clogs easily because the opening is so small.

First Known Use of CLOG

14th century

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