\ ˈpləgd How to pronounce plugged (audio) \

Definition of plugged

1 of a coin : altered by the insertion of a plug of base metal
2 : closed by or as if by a plug : obstructed

Examples of plugged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Covid-19 lockdowns and port blockages have buffeted global supply chains this year, and Lego plugged gaps by hiring new raw-material supplies at short notice, Mr. Christiansen said. Trefor Moss, WSJ, 28 Sep. 2021 Residents are responsible for ensuring the dehumidifiers remain plugged in and operating, as well as reporting malfunctioning units to dorm management immediately. Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express-News, 27 Sep. 2021 Héctor Lamolda Ordóñez, an earth sciences engineer who teaches at the Complutense University in Madrid, said the eruption was still in its first phase, during which new vents can appear while others get plugged. New York Times, 22 Sep. 2021 But again, these are typically the families that are less plugged into the nuts and bolts of what's required for schooling to start, are typically the families that have a lot of other challenges in their lives. Shannon Rae Green, USA TODAY, 22 Aug. 2021 Stay plugged into what is changing and figure out how to leverage it. Expert Panel, Forbes, 26 May 2021 But in the first series of the first preseason game against New Orleans last month, Harrison twice stepped into the hole, plugged gaps and made tackles. Mike Preston,, 2 Sep. 2021 Mone Inami of Japan made bogey from a plugged lie in the bunker on the 18th hole and won a playoff against Lydia Ko of New Zealand for the silver medal. San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Aug. 2021 Mone Inami of Japan made bogey from a plugged lie in the bunker on the 18th hole and faced a playoff against Lydia Ko of New Zealand for the silver medal., 7 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of plugged

1694, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of plugged was in 1694

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8 Oct 2021

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“Plugged.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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Medical Definition of plugged

: blocked, closed, or obstructed by or as if by a plug a plugged lymph vessel

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