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I UK [plʌɡ] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "plug":
singular plug plural plugs
a) an object used for connecting a piece of equipment to an electricity supply. It is fitted to the end of an electrical wire called a flex and you push it into a special hole in the wall called a socket.
b) informal a socket in a wall where you connect a piece of equipment to the electricity supply
2) an attempt to make people interested in a book, film etc by talking about it in an enthusiastic way, especially on a radio or television programme
get/put in a plug for something:

Guests are given the chance to put in a plug for their latest book.

3) a small round plastic or rubber object used for preventing water from flowing out of the hole in a sink or bath
a) a small piece of plastic, wood, rubber etc used for filling a hole so that nothing can get through it
b) a small piece of something such as cotton wool that you put in your ear or use for stopping blood from flowing from your nose or a cut etc
c) a small plastic tube that you put in a hole in a wall before you put a screw into it
4) a spark plug in a vehicle's engine
5) a small piece of tobacco that you keep in your mouth and chew

pull the plug (on something) — to stop an activity, especially by no longer providing the money needed to allow it to continue

The Arts Council had pulled the plug on the scheme.

II UK [plʌɡ] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "plug":
present tense I/you/we/they plug he/she/it plugs present participle plugging past tense plugged past participle plugged
1) plug or plug up to fill a hole so that nothing can get through it
plug something with something:

Plug the hole with newspaper before applying the cement.

2) to try to make people interested in a book, film, idea etc by talking about it in an enthusiastic way, especially on a radio or television programme

They're really here to plug their new album.

Phrasal verbs:
- plug away

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