Definition of unplug
1a : to take a plug out ofb : to remove an obstruction from
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
I forgot to unplug my guitar from the amp.
the chimney should work just fine once it is unplugged and cleaned out
Recent Examples of unplug from the Web
The nature of the medium—walled off from the web and unplugged from social media—means that podcasts are not innately integral to the spread of sketchy information on the left.
Levitin recommends unplugging from the internet for a couple hours each morning and again each afternoon.
Knicks fans would be wise to unplug their TVs, disconnect their routers and freeze their phones into a block of ice tonight.
Investigators haven't yet determined what caused the electricity in the water at the time of Currie's death, though ODNR says that the electric current stopped after Currie's mother unplugged the boat's shore power.
Dozens of colorful Disney characters, animals and streamers dotted the sky above the Frontier Sports Complex during the 11th annual Frontier Kite Fly Festival, which encouraged hundreds of local families to unplug and get outside.
If authorities hadn’t unplugged the dam in time to bring the lake level below the spillway, the sides of the dam could have eroded, which would have unleashed the contents of Lake Oroville onto the surrounding communities.
With traditional landline service dwindling to less than 10 percent of Illinois households in AT&T's territory, the company has been pushing to unplug the aging network and focus on the modern alternatives that have supplanted it.
Mr. Kushner, an observant Jew, spent the Sabbath in fretful seclusion with his wife, Ivanka Trump, at his father-in-law’s resort in Bedminster, N.J., unplugged, per religious custom, from electronics.
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First Known Use of unplug
UNPLUG Defined for English Language Learners
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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