unplug

verb
un·​plug | \ˌən-ˈpləg \
unplugged; unplugging; unplugs

Definition of unplug 

transitive verb

1a : to take a plug out of

b : to remove an obstruction from

2a : 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

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Synonyms & Antonyms for unplug

Synonyms

clear, free, open, unclog, unstop

Antonyms

block, clog (up), close, dam (up), plug (up), stop

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Examples of unplug in a Sentence

I forgot to unplug my guitar from the amp. the chimney should work just fine once it is unplugged and cleaned out

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Find free Wi-Fi Travel is a great opportunity to unplug, and most of us can live without phone calls for a little while. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "12 incredibly useful travel apps you didn't know about until now," 1 June 2018 Find free Wi-Fi Travel is a great opportunity to unplug, and most of us can live without phone calls for a little while. Kim Komando, Fox News, "12 incredibly useful travel apps you didn't know about until now," 1 June 2018 Since then, Fitz has slowly unplugged from Facebook and Instagram and rarely uses them these days. Author: William Wan, Anchorage Daily News, "Rebel developers are trying to cure our smartphone addiction – with an app," 18 June 2018 Sensitive electronic devices also should be unplugged. Brandon Patterson, Detroit Free Press, "DTE: 250K customers without power after ice storm," 16 Apr. 2018 The question then becomes how to selectively unplug. Vivek Wadhwa And Alex Salkever, WIRED, "How Can We Make Technology Healthier for Humans?," 26 June 2018 So temporarily unplug the clock counting down the 2018 Chicago arrival of the Sox’s future ace. David Haugh, chicagotribune.com, "No need to rush Michael Kopech to majors, rebuild is worth the wait," 19 June 2018 Danielle and her husband got a call from someone in their contacts two weeks ago, telling them to unplug their devices immediately. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "Amazon Alexa Secretly Recorded This Woman's Conversation and Sent it To Her Friend," 25 May 2018 There’s no way to eliminate these sorts of privacy risks short of unplugging entirely. Washington Post, "After Amazon Echo misfire, ways to protect your own privacy," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of unplug

1765, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of unplug was in 1765

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More Definitions for unplug

unplug

verb

English Language Learners Definition of unplug

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

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