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unplug

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verb un·plug \ˌən-ˈpləg\

Simple Definition of unplug

  • : to disconnect (something, such as a lamp or television) from an electrical source or another device by removing its plug

Full Definition of unplug

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to take a plug out of b :  to remove an obstruction from

  3. 2 a :  to remove (as an electric plug) from a socket or receptacle b :  to disconnect from an electric circuit by removing a plug <unplug the refrigerator>

Examples of unplug

  1. I forgot to unplug my guitar from the amp.

  2. <the chimney should work just fine once it is unplugged and cleaned out>



Circa 1775

First Known Use of unplug

circa 1775



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