Plug a quarter into the parking meter; plugged the variables into the equation.
I'd love to plug her.
An example of a plug is what connects a laptop to a wall to recharge its battery.
An example of a plug is a rubber sink stopper.
A plug in the back.
Plugged a cork in the bottle.
Authors who plug their latest books on TV talk shows.
A gutter that plugged up with leaves.
He attempted to plug the leaks with some caulk.
The main guest on the show just kept plugging his latest movie: it got so tiresome.
- to connect (an electrical device) with an outlet, etc. by inserting a plug in a socket, jack, etc.
- to be or become connected in this way or in a way regarded as analogous
- to disconnect a device being used to maintain a terminal patient's life
- to put an end to something
Other Word Forms
Origin of plug
- Dutch from Middle Dutch plugge
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 1606; from Dutch plug, from Middle Dutch plugge 'peg, plug', from Proto-Germanic *plugjaz (cf. Low German Plüg, German Pflock 'needle', Norwegian plug 'peg, small wedge'); akin to Lithuanian plúkti 'to strike, hew'.