plug

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈplʌg/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/plʌg/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(plug)


Inflections of 'plug' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
plugs
v 3rd person singular
plugging
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
plugged
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
plugged
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

plug

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. plug the [gap, hole, crack, leak]
  2. plug (it) with [cement, filler, a cork]
  3. plug in your [computer, phone, device, charger, headphones]
  4. plug the [computer] into the [socket, wall, outlet, mains]
  5. plugged his [computer] in
  6. her [ears, sinuses] plugged up
  7. the [altitude, flight, flu] plugged up her [ears]
  8. plug up the [drain, toilet, sink]
  9. plug the [drain] up
  10. [drain, sink] (has) got plugged up with [hair, gunk]
  11. ears [are, were] plugged with earwax
  12. plug your nose [when diving, before you jump]
  13. plug your ears [from, against] the [sound, noise]
  14. plugging away at his [play, book, script, project]
  15. keep plugging away (at it)
  16. plugged [him, the suspect, the murderer]
  17. was plugged in the [arm, head, shoulder, back]
  18. was plugged by [an officer, accident]
  19. [should, need to] plug the (parking) meter
n
  1. the [drain, sink, bathtub] plug
  2. pulled out the plug
  3. [clean, replace] your spark plugs
  4. wore plugs in her ears (on the flight)
  5. hammer in wall plugs
  6. put the plug in the socket
  7. a [three, two] -prong plug
  8. [European, American] plugs
  9. the [laptop, computer, camera] plug
  10. pulled the plug on the [series, show, project]
  11. the plug was pulled on the [series]
  12. a plug for his new [book, movie, album]
  13. [silicone, wood, stone] plugs
  14. [00] gauge plugs
  15. [10-mm] gauge plugs
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