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clog

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of clog


clog

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of clog

  1. 1 to prevent passage through by filling with something the discovery that a ton of hair was clogging the drain in the tub Synonyms of clog block, choke, clot, congest, dam, gum (up), jam, obstruct, occlude, plug (up), stop (up), stuff Words Related to clog bung, cork, spile, stopper, stopple; fill, gridlock, pack; fur, silt; flood, glut, inundate, overwhelm, swamp Near Antonyms of clog excavate, hollow (out), scoop (out); empty, lighten Antonyms of clog clear, free, open (up), unblock, unclog, unplug, unstop

  2. 2 to create difficulty for the work or activity of a court system clogged by frivolous suits Synonyms of clog hamper, cramp, embarrass, encumber, fetter, handcuff, handicap, hinder, hobble, hog-tie, hold back, hold up, impede, inhibit, interfere (with), manacle, obstruct, shackle, short-circuit, stymie, tie up, trammelWords Related to clog balk, check, constrain, curb, rein, restrain; bind, chain, halter, leash, tether, tie; arrest, brake, delay, retain, retard; barricade, block, blockade, roadblock; bog (down), mire; choke, smother, stifle, strangle, suffocate; baffle, foil, frustrate, stump, thwart; derail, disrupt, sabotage; muzzle, repress, suppress; confine, hedge (in), hem (in)Near Antonyms of clog clear, make way, open, unclog, unplug, unstop; free, liberate, release, untie; loosen, smooth; encourage, further, promoteAntonyms of clog aid, assist, facilitate, help

Synonym Discussion of clog

hamper, trammel, clog, fetter, shackle, manacle mean to hinder or impede in moving, progressing, or acting. hamper may imply the effect of any impeding or restraining influence.
    • hampered the investigation by refusing to cooperate
trammel suggests entangling by or confining within a net.
    • rules that trammel the artist's creativity
clog usually implies a slowing by something extraneous or encumbering.
    • a court system clogged by frivolous suits
fetter suggests a restraining so severe that freedom to move or progress is almost lost.
    • a nation fettered by an antiquated class system
shackle and manacle are stronger than fetter and suggest total loss of freedom.
    • a mind shackled by stubborn prejudice
    • a people manacled by tyranny


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