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

Plug \Plug\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Plugged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Plugging}.] To stop with a plug; to make tight by stopping a hole.

2. To briefly publicize or advertise, especially during a public event not specifically intended for advertising purposes; as, during the interview he plugged his new book.

Syn: put in a plug for. [PJC]

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

Plug \Plug\, noun [Akin to D. plug, G. pflock, Dan. pl["o]k, plug, Sw. plugg; cf. W. ploc.]

1. Any piece of wood, metal, or other substance used to stop or fill a hole; a stopple.

2. A flat oblong cake of pressed tobacco. [U. S.]

3. A high, tapering silk hat. [Slang, U.S.]

4. A worthless horse. [Slang, U.S.]

5. (Building) A block of wood let into a wall, to afford a hold for nails.

6. An act of plugging[6]; a brief mention for the sake of publicity or advertisement, especially during a public event not specifically intended for advertising purposes; as, he put in a plug for his favorite charity. [PJC]

{Breech plug} (Gun.), in breech-loading guns, the metal plug or cylinder which closes the aperture in the breech, through which the gun is loaded.

{Fire plug}, a street hydrant to which hose may be attached. [U. S.]

{Hawse plug} (Naut.), a plug to stop a hawse hole.

{Plug and feather}. (Stone Working) See {Feather}, noun, 7.

{Plug centerbit}, a centerbit ending in a small cylinder instead of a point, so as to follow and enlarge a hole previously made, or to form a counterbore around it.

{Plug rod} (Steam Eng.), a rod attached to the beam for working the valves, as in the Cornish engine.

{Plug valve} (Mech.), a tapering valve, which turns in a case like the plug of a faucet.

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

plug

noun

1: blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly [syn: {plug}, {stopper}, {stopple}]

2: a wad of something chewable as tobacco [syn: {chew}, {chaw}, {cud}, {quid}, {plug}, {wad}]

3: blatant or sensational promotion [syn: {ballyhoo}, {hoopla}, {hype}, {plug}]

4: electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric spark [syn: {spark plug}, {sparking plug}, {plug}]

5: an electrical device with two or three pins that is inserted in a socket to make an electrical connection [syn: {plug}, {male plug}]

6: an upright hydrant for drawing water to use in fighting a fire [syn: {fireplug}, {fire hydrant}, {plug}]

7: an old or over-worked horse [syn: {hack}, {jade}, {nag}, {plug}]

verb

1: fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug; "plug the hole"; "stop up the leak" [syn: {plug}, {stop up}, {secure}]

2: persist in working hard; "Students must plug away at this problem" [syn: {plug}, {plug away}]

3: deliver a quick blow to; "he punched me in the stomach" [syn: {punch}, {plug}]

4: make a plug for; praise the qualities or in order to sell or promote

5: insert a plug into; "plug the wall"

6: insert as a plug; "She plugged a cork in the wine bottle"


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