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clog

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noun \ˈkläg, ˈklȯg\

Definition of clog

  1. 1a :  a weight attached especially to an animal to hinder motionb :  something that shackles or impedes :  encumbrance 1c :  a mass of material that blocks movement through a pipe or vessel clearing a clog in the kitchen sink

  2. 2 :  a shoe, sandal, or overshoe having a thick typically wooden sole

Examples of clog in a Sentence

  1. There's a clog in the kitchen sink.

  2. a liquid chemical that gets rid of clogs

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Origin and Etymology of clog

Middle English clogge short thick piece of wood


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clog

verb

Definition of clog

clogged

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clogging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to impede with a clog :  hinderb :  to halt or retard the progress, operation, or growth of :  encumber restraints that have been clogging the market — T. W. Arnold

  3. 2a :  to fill beyond capacity :  overload cars clogged the main street —often used with up petty cases clogging up the courtsb :  to cause blockage in —often used with up arteries clogged up by cholesterol

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to become filled with extraneous matter —often used with up

  6. 2 :  to unite in a mass :  clot

  7. 3 :  to dance a clog dance

clogger

play \ˈklä-gər, ˈklȯ-\ noun

Examples of clog in a Sentence

  1. The sink was clogged by dirt and grease.

  2. The drain clogs easily because the opening is so small.

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First Known Use of clog

14th century

Synonym Discussion of clog

hamper, trammel, clog, fetter, shackle, manacle mean to hinder or impede in moving, progressing, or acting. hamper may imply the effect of any impeding or restraining influence. hampered the investigation by refusing to cooperate trammel suggests entangling by or confining within a net. rules that trammel the artist's creativity clog usually implies a slowing by something extraneous or encumbering. a court system clogged by frivolous suits fetter suggests a restraining so severe that freedom to move or progress is almost lost. a nation fettered by an antiquated class system shackle and manacle are stronger than fetter and suggest total loss of freedom. a mind shackled by stubborn prejudice a people manacled by tyranny


CLOG Defined for English Language Learners

clog

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noun

Definition of clog for English Language Learners

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

  • : something that blocks or clogs a pipe

clog

verb

Definition of clog for English Language Learners

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


CLOG Defined for Kids

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clog

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verb \ˈkläg\

Definition of clog for Students

clogged

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clogging

  1. :  to make passage through difficult or impossible :  plug Snow clogged the roads.


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clog

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noun

Definition of clog for Students

  1. 1 :  something that hinders or holds back There's a clog in the drain.

  2. 2 :  a shoe having a thick usually wooden sole



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