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plugnoun [ C ]

uk /plʌɡ/ us /plʌɡ/

plug noun [ C ] (ELECTRICAL)

B1 a small plastic or rubber object with two or three metal pins, attached to the end of a wire on a piece of electrical equipment and pushed into a special opening in a wall to connect the equipment to a supply of electricity:

a three-pin/two-pin plug
to fit/change a plug
If a plug is wired incorrectly, it can be dangerous.

mainly UK informal an electric socket:

Is there a plug in the bedroom that I can use for my hairdryer?

US UK jack plug a metal pin at the end of a long wire joined to a piece of electrical equipment and used to connect it to another piece of electrical equipment

informal for spark plug

Más ejemplos

  • It's no wonder your shaver isn't working. There's a loose connection in the plug.
  • This cable should have a plug at one end and a socket at the other.

plug noun [ C ] (FOR HOLE)

B1 a small piece of rubber, plastic, wood, etc. that fits into a hole in order to close it

See also

B1 a round piece of rubber or plastic that fits into the hole in a sink or a bath:

a bath plug
Put the plug in the sink and run some water.

a small piece of plastic or wood that you put into a hole in a wall before putting a screw into it

a small piece of material such as cotton wool, twisted or pressed tightly so it is firm

plugverb [ T ]

uk /plʌɡ/ us /plʌɡ/ -gg-

(Definición de plug del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

plug en inglés americano

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plugnoun [ C ]

us /plʌɡ/

plug noun [ C ] (ELECTRICAL DEVICE)

a small plastic or rubber device with metal pins that connects the end of a wire on a piece of electrical equipment to a supply of electricity

A plug is also a spark plug

plug noun [ C ] (HOLE BLOCK)

a small piece of esp. rubber or plastic that fits into a hole in order to block it:

I was trying to fill the bathtub, but Matthew kept pulling out the plug.

plug noun [ C ] (ADVERTISE)

an advertisement for something by someone talking about it or praising it, esp. on television or radio:

He took the opportunity to put in a plug for his new book.

plugverb

us /plʌɡ/ -gg-

plug verb (ADVERTISE)

[ T ] to advertise something by talking about it or praising it, esp. on television or radio

plug verb (USE ELECTRICAL DEVICE)

[ I/T ] to attach electrical equipment to a supply of electricity with a plug :

[ M ] All you have to do is plug in the computer.
[ T ] I’d like to plug the stereo into that outlet.
[ I ] These systems plug into TV sets and run games.

plug verb (HOLE BLOCK)

[ T ] to prevent water or other liquid from coming through a hole by covering the hole:

Workers finished plugging the hole in the dam.

Phrasal verb(s)

(Definición de plug del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

plug en inglés de negocios

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plugnoun [ C ]

uk /plʌɡ/ us

informal MARKETING a way of advertising a product, event, etc. by talking about it or praising it, especially on radio or television:

put in a plug for sth He put in a plug for the company's Casino Night fundraiser.
give a plug to sth I'd like to give a little plug to a movie that we have that's coming out pretty soon.
pull the plug (on sth)

to bring a business project, plan, etc. to an end, especially by taking away financial support:

We lost all the shares when the company's bankers pulled the plug in February 2011.
Plans to sell its property division collapsed yesterday after the private equity group pulled the plug on a $50m management buyout.

plugverb [ T ]

uk /plʌɡ/ us -gg-

informal MARKETING to advertise a product, event, etc. by talking about it or praising it, especially on radio or television:

During the interview she took the opportunity to plug her new book.

to provide something that is needed, because there is not enough:

plug a deficit/gap/hole None of these measures are going to plug the gap caused by falling sales and dismal global markets.

(Definición de plug del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)