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 clog clog

noun

  • a dance performed while wearing shoes with wooden soles; has heavy stamping steps  ( clog, clog dance, clog dancing )
    a dance performed while wearing shoes with wooden soles; has heavy stamping steps
  • any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction  ( clog )
    any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction
  • footwear usually with wooden soles  ( clog, geta, patten, sabot )
    footwear usually with wooden soles
  • verb

  • () become or cause to become obstructed  ( back up, choke, clog up, congest, foul, choke off, clog )
    become or cause to become obstructed
     The leaves clog our drains in the Fall
    The leaves clog our drains in the Fall
     The water pipe is backed up
    The water pipe is backed up
  • fill to excess so that function is impaired  ( clog, overload )
    fill to excess so that function is impaired
     Fear clogged her mind
    Fear clogged her mind
     The story was clogged with too many details
    The story was clogged with too many details
  • coalesce or unite in a mass  ( clog, clot )
    coalesce or unite in a mass
     Blood clots
    Blood clots
  • impede with a clog or as if with a clog  ( clog, constipate )
    impede with a clog or as if with a clog
     The market is being clogged by these operations
    The market is being clogged by these operations
     My mind is constipated today
    My mind is constipated today
  • impede the motion of, as with a chain or a burden  ( clog )
    impede the motion of, as with a chain or a burden
     horses were clogged until they were tamed
    horses were clogged until they were tamed
  • dance a clog dance  ( clog )
    dance a clog dance