Clog Definition

klôg, klŏg
clogged, clogging, clogs
noun
clogs
Anything that hinders or obstructs; hindrance.
Webster's New World
A weight fastened to the leg of an animal to hinder motion.
Webster's New World
A heavy, traditionally wooden-soled shoe.
American Heritage
A shoe, sandal, etc. with a thick, usually wooden, sole: light clogs are used in clog dancing.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
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verb
clogged, clogging, clogs
To obstruct movement on or in; block up.
Heavy traffic clogged the freeways.
American Heritage
To hinder; impede.
Webster's New World
To become stopped up.
Webster's New World
To become thick or sticky, so as to clog.
Webster's New World
To fill with obstructions or with thick, sticky matter; stop up; jam.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Clog

Noun

Singular:
clog
Plural:
clogs

Origin of Clog

  • Middle English clog (“weight attached to the leg of an animal to impede movement”)

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English block attached to an animal's leg

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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