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Definition of "plugs" []

  • A piece of wood, cork, or other material, often cylindrical in shape, used to stop up holes and gaps or as a wedge for taking a screw or nail (noun)
  • Such a stopper used esp to close the waste pipe of a bath, basin, or sink while it is in use and removed to let the water drain away (noun)
  • A device having one or more pins to which an electric cable is attached: used to make an electrical connection when inserted into a socket (noun)
  • A mass of solidified magma filling the neck of an extinct volcano (noun)
  • A cake of pressed or twisted tobacco, esp for chewing (noun)
  • A small piece of such a cake (noun)
  • A weighted artificial lure with one or more sets of hooks attached, used in spinning (noun)
  • A seedling with its roots encased in potting compost, grown in a tray with compartments for each individual plant (noun)
  • A recommendation or other favourable mention of a product, show, etc, as on television, on radio, or in newspapers (noun)
  • A shot, blow, or punch (esp in the phrase take a plug at) (noun)
  • The mechanism that releases water to flush a lavatory (esp in the phrase pull the plug) (noun)
  • An old horse (noun)
  • To stop up or secure (a hole, gap, etc) with or as if with a plug (verb)
  • To insert or use (something) as a plug (verb)
  • To make favourable and often-repeated mentions of (a song, product, show, etc), esp on television, on radio, or in newspapers (verb)
  • To shoot with a gun (verb)
  • To punch or strike (verb)
  • To work steadily or persistently (verb)
  • Plural form of plug. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of plug. (verb)

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Use "plugs" in a sentence
  • "To Tom the Troll: Push-in plugs is all I ever use."
  • "Watching the kids work on the plugs is amazing, especially for a guy like me who has no ability for that whatsoever."
  • "Or you could pack some nice inexpensive ear plugs from the chemist."