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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Clog \Clog\ (kl[o^]g), noun [OE. clogge clog, Scot. clag, noun, a clot, v., to to obstruct, cover with mud or anything adhesive; prob. of the same origin as E. clay.]

1. That which hinders or impedes motion; hence, an encumbrance, restraint, or impediment, of any kind.

All the ancient, honest, juridical principles and institutions of England are so many clogs to check and retard the headlong course of violence and opression. --Burke.

2. A weight, as a log or block of wood, attached to a man or an animal to hinder motion.

As a dog . . . but chance breaks loose, And quits his clog. --Hudibras.

A clog of lead was round my feet. --Tennyson.

3. A shoe, or sandal, intended to protect the feet from wet, or to increase the apparent stature, and having, therefore, a very thick sole. Cf. {Chopine}.

In France the peasantry goes barefoot; and the middle sort . . . makes use of wooden clogs. --Harvey.

{Clog almanac}, a primitive kind of almanac or calendar, formerly used in England, made by cutting notches and figures on the four edges of a clog, or square piece of wood, brass, or bone; -- called also a {Runic staff}, from the Runic characters used in the numerical notation.

{Clog dance}, a dance performed by a person wearing clogs, or thick-soled shoes.

{Clog dancer}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Clog \Clog\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Clogged} (kl[o^]gd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Clogging}.]

1. To encumber or load, especially with something that impedes motion; to hamper.

The winds of birds were clogged with ace and snow. --Dryden.

2. To obstruct so as to hinder motion in or through; to choke up; as, to clog a tube or a channel.

3. To burden; to trammel; to embarrass; to perplex.

The commodities are clogged with impositions. --Addison.

You 'll rue the time That clogs me with this answer. --Shak.

Syn: Impede; hinder; obstruct; embarrass; burden; restrain; restrict.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Clog \Clog\, verb (used without an object)

1. To become clogged; to become loaded or encumbered, as with extraneous matter.

In working through the bone, the teeth of the saw will begin to clog. --S. Sharp.

2. To coalesce or adhere; to unite in a mass.

Move it sometimes with a broom, that the seeds clog not together. --Evelyn.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: footwear usually with wooden soles [syn: {clog}, {geta}, {patten}, {sabot}]

2: any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction

3: a dance performed while wearing shoes with wooden soles; has heavy stamping steps [syn: {clog dance}, {clog dancing}, {clog}]


1: become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up" [syn: {clog}, {choke off}, {clog up}, {back up}, {congest}, {choke}, {foul}] [ant: {unclog}]

2: dance a clog dance

3: impede the motion of, as with a chain or a burden; "horses were clogged until they were tamed"

4: impede with a clog or as if with a clog; "The market is being clogged by these operations"; "My mind is constipated today" [syn: {clog}, {constipate}]

5: coalesce or unite in a mass; "Blood clots" [syn: {clog}, {clot}]

6: fill to excess so that function is impaired; "Fear clogged her mind"; "The story was clogged with too many details" [syn: {clog}, {overload}]

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