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plug

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of plug

  1. 1 to close up so that no empty spaces remain plugged the hole in the wall with putty Synonyms of plug block, bung, dam, pack, fill, stop, stuffWords Related to plug choke, clog, close (off), clot, congest, jam, obstruct, occlude; caulk, chink, seal; repack, restuffNear Antonyms of plug excavate, hollow (out), scoop (out), shovel

  2. 2 to devote serious and sustained effort plugged away at solving the math problem Synonyms of plug bang away, beaver (away), dig (away), drudge, endeavor, fag, grub, hump, hustle, moil, peg (away), plod, plow, labor, slave, slog, strain, strive, struggle, sweat, toil, travail, tug, workWords Related to plug apply (oneself), buckle (down), dig in, hammer (away), knuckle down, pitch in; attack, drive; essay, try; exercise, exert, overexert, overwork; eke out, grind (out), put out, scrabble, scratch; trudge, wadeNear Antonyms of plug break, ease (up), let up, slacken; bum, chill, dally, dillydally, footle, goldbrick, goof (off), hack (around), hang (around or out), idle, laze, loaf, lounge, shirk, slack (off), veg out; bask, loll, relax, repose, rest, unwind; dabble, doodle, fool around, fribble, goof (around), hang, hang about [British], mess around, monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle

  3. 3 to provide publicity for the actress is giving lots of interviews to plug her latest movie Synonyms of plug ballyhoo, hype, pitch, publicize, promote, talk up, toutWords Related to plug advertise, bark, merchandise (also merchandize), sell; push; acclaim, hail, laud, praise; endorse (also indorse), plump (for), plunk (for) or plonk (for); recommend, review; announce, broadcast, publish

  4. 4 to strike with a missile from a gun the drug lord plugged the stool pigeon as a lesson for any others who were tempted to talk Synonyms of plug drill, gun, shoot, popWords Related to plug blow away, bring down, drop, pick off, shoot down; blaze, pepper, potshot, snipe (at); blast (at), fire (at); pistol, shotgun; machine-gun, tommy-gun; croak [slang], destroy, dispatch, do in, fell, ice [slang], kill, slay; annihilate, blot out, butcher, decimate, massacre, slaughter, wipe out



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