Definition of "clog" [clog]

  • An obstruction or hindrance. (noun)
  • A weight, such as a block, attached to the leg of an animal to hinder movement. (noun)
  • A heavy, usually wooden-soled shoe. (noun)
  • To obstruct movement on or in; block up: Heavy traffic clogged the freeways. (verb-transitive)
  • To hamper the function or activity of; impede: "attorneys clogging our courts with actions designed to harass state and local governments” ( Roslyn L. Anderson and Patricia L. Irvin). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "clog" in a sentence
  • "I should call that company and when they arrive tell them, “Sorry Mario, but the clog is in another castle,” and promptly slam the door."
  • "Their jollity and enthusiasm are unbounded, expressing itself in clog dances and rousing old songs often in sharp contrast to the overworked, worn aspects of the members."
  • "Gary Dourdan (presenter and CSI star) admitted to wearing makeup on a daily basis and was so happy to find one that won’t clog is pores.?"