- plug [plug]n.[MDu plugge, a bung, plug, block, akin to Ger pflock]1. an object used to stop up a hole, gap, outlet, etc.2. a natural concretion or formation that stops up a passage, duct, etc.3. a small wedge or segment cut from something, as from a melon to test its ripeness4.a) a cake of pressed tobaccob) a piece of chewing tobacco5. an electrical connector, as with projecting prongs, designed to be fitted into an outlet, etc., thus making contact or closing a circuit6. a kind of fishing lure7.a) SPARK PLUGb) FIREPLUG☆ c) PLUG HAT8. Informal a defective or shopworn article☆ 9. Slang an old, worn-out horse☆ 10. Informal a boost, advertisement, etc., esp. one inserted gratuitously in the noncommercial parts of a radio or TV program, magazine article, etc. for someone or something11. Geol. igneous rock which has filled in the vent of a dead volcano and hardened: it is often exposed by erosionvt.plugged, plugging1. to stop up or fill (a hole, gap, etc.) by inserting a plug: often with up2. to insert a plug of (something) in a hole or gap☆ 3. to cut a plug from (a melon) to test its ripeness4. Informala) to publicize or boost (a song) by frequent performance☆ b) to advertise or publicize, esp. gratuitously in the noncommercial parts of a radio or TV program5. Slang to shoot a bullet into6. Slang to hit with the fistvi.1. Informal to work or study hard and steadily; plod2. to connect with something so as to become attached, to close an electric circuit, etc.: with into——————plug in1. to connect (an electrical device) with an outlet, etc. by inserting a plug in a socket, jack, etc.2. to be or become connected in this way——————pull the plug Informal☆ 1. to disconnect a device being used to maintain a terminal patient's life☆ 2. to put an end to something: often with onpluggern.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.
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