AskDefine | Define plugging

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1 blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly [syn: stopper, stopple]
2 a wad of something chewable as tobacco [syn: chew, chaw, cud, quid, wad]
3 blatant or sensational promotion [syn: ballyhoo, hoopla, hype]
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]
5 an electrical device with two or three pins that is inserted in a socket to make an electrical connection [syn: male plug]
6 an upright hydrant for drawing water to use in fighting a fire [syn: fireplug, fire hydrant]
7 an old or over-worked horse [syn: hack, jade, nag]


1 fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug; "plug the hole"; "stop up the leak" [syn: stop up, secure]
2 persist in working hard; "Students must plug away at this problem" [syn: plug away]
3 deliver a quick blow to; "he punched me in the stomach" [syn: punch]
4 make a plug for; praise the qualities or in order to sell or promote [also: plugging, plugged]plugging See plug

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  1. present participle of plug

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