unplug

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verb un·plug \ˌən-ˈpləg\

Definition of unplug

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

  3. 2a :  to remove (a plug, such as an electric plug) from a socket or receptacleb :  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 Defined for English Language Learners

unplug

play
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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