unplug

verb un·plug \ ˌən-ˈpləg \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of unplug

transitive verb
1 a :to take a plug out of
b :to remove an obstruction from
2 a :to remove (a plug, such 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 in a Sentence

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

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

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First Known Use of unplug

1765

unplug Synonyms

Synonyms
clear, free, unclog, open, unstop
Antonyms
block, clog (up), close, dam (up), plug (up), stop
Related Words
ease, facilitate, loosen (up), smooth
Near Antonyms
constrict, encumber, hamper, hinder, impede, interfere (with), obstruct, trammel; barricade, blockade

UNPLUG Defined for English Language Learners

unplug

verb

Definition of unplug for English Language Learners

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



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