clog

  • 1 Clog — (kl[o^]g), n. [OE. clogge clog, Scot. clag, n., 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 clog — clog; clog·gage; clog·ger; clog·gy; clog·wyn; cy·clog·e·ny; un·clog; …

    English syllables

  • 3 clog — [kläg, klôg] n. [ME clogge, a lump of wood < ? clod, CLOD + logge,LOG1] 1. a weight fastened to the leg of an animal to hinder motion 2. anything that hinders or obstructs; hindrance 3. a shoe, sandal, etc. with a thick, usually wooden, sole:… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Clog — Clog, v. i. 1. To become clogged; to become loaded or encumbered, as with extraneous matter. [1913 Webster] In working through the bone, the teeth of the saw will begin to clog. S. Sharp. [1913 Webster] 2. To coalesce or adhere; to unite in a… …

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  • 5 Clog — Clog, v. t. [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. [1913 Webster] The winds of birds were clogged with ace and snow. Dryden. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Clog — may refer to: clog (shoe), a shoe with a rigid, often wooden, sole A blockage in plumbing A British brand of rock climbing equipment owned by Wild Country (company) Clogging, a traditional type of percussive folk dance C.L.O.G. National Clogging… …

    Wikipedia

  • 7 Clog — [klɔk, engl. klɔg] der; s, s (meist Plur.) <aus gleichbed. engl. clog> modischer Holzpantoffel …

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  • 8 clog — [n] blockage bar, block, blockade, burden, cumbrance, dead weight, drag, encumbrance, hindrance, impedance, impediment, obstruction, snag; concepts 121,674 Ant. clearance, opening clog [v] block, hinder burden, choke, close, congest, curb, dam up …

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  • 9 clog — ► NOUN 1) a shoe with a thick wooden sole. 2) an encumbrance. ► VERB (clogged, clogging) (often clog up) ▪ block or become blocked. ORIGIN originally in the sense «block of wood to impede an animal s movement»: origin unknown …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 clog — I verb arrest, astrict, bar, barricade, be obstructive, block, block up, bridle, burden, checkmate, choke, close, close off, constrict, cumber, dam, deadlock, detain, exclude, forbid, foreclose, forestall, frustrate, hamper, handicap, hinder,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 clog — vb fetter, hog tie, shackle, manacle, *hamper, trammel Analogous words: impede, obstruct, *hinder, block: balk, baffle, *frustrate: check, curb (see RESTRAIN) Antonyms: expedite, facilitate Contrasted words: *free, liberate, release: forward, f …

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  • 12 clog — clog1 [klɔg US kla:g] v also clog up past tense and past participle clogged present participle clogging [I and T] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: clog to prevent an animal from moving by tying a wooden block to it (14 19 centuries), from clog (noun);… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 Clog — Typischer Clog (Fersenpartie offen) …

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  • 14 clog — [[t]klɒg, klɔg[/t]] v. clogged, clog•ging, n. 1) to hinder or obstruct with thick or sticky matter; choke up: to clog a drain[/ex] 2) to crowd excessively; overfill: Cars clogged the highway[/ex] 3) to encumber; hamper; hinder 4) to become… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 clog — cloggily, adv. clogginess, n. cloggy, adj. /klog, klawg/, v., clogged, clogging, n. v.t. 1. to hinder or obstruct with thick or sticky matter; choke up: to clog a drain. 2. to crowd excessively, esp. so that movement is impeded; overfill: Cars… …

    Universalium

  • 16 Clog — Clọg 〈m. 6; meist Pl.〉 pantoffelähnlicher Schuh mit Holzsohle [engl.] * * * Clog [klɔk , engl.: klɒg], der; s, s <meist Pl.> [engl. clog, H. u.]: Holzpantoffel mit dicker Sohle. * * * Clọg   [englisch] der, s/ s, meist Plural, modischer… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 17 clog — {{11}}clog (n.) early 14c., clogge a lump of wood, origin unknown. Also used in M.E. of large pieces of jewelry and large testicles. The sense of wooden soled shoe is first recorded late 14c., probably originally meaning the wooden sole itself.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 18 clog — I UK [klɒɡ] / US [klɑɡ] verb Word forms clog : present tense I/you/we/they clog he/she/it clogs present participle clogging past tense clogged past participle clogged 1) [intransitive/transitive] to block something such as a pipe, tube, or… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 clog — 1 verb also clog up (I, T) if something clogs a road, pipe etc, or a road or a pipe clogs, it gradually becomes blocked and no longer works properly: Don t put potato peelings down the drain, they ll clog up the pipe. | clog sth with: The roads… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 clog — I. noun Etymology: Middle English clogge short thick piece of wood Date: 14th century 1. a. a weight attached especially to an animal to hinder motion b. something that shackles or impedes ; encumbrance 1 2. a shoe, sandal, or overshoe having a… …

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