Synonyms of plug in English:



  • 1 she pulled out the plug and the liquid drained away
    stopper, bung, cork, seal, spigot, spile; North Americanstopple
  • 2 a plug of tobacco
    wad, quid, twist, chew
    North American informal chaw
    rare pigtail, cud, cake
  • 3 informal he put in a plug for his new book
    piece of publicity, favourable mention, advertisement, promotion, recommendation, mention, good word, commercial
    informal hype, push, puff, ad, boost, ballyhoo
    British informal advert
  • Phrases

    pull the plug on

    we pulled the plug on the new product line and laid off about 90 employeesdiscontinuewind upstopendterminateabortbring to an endput an end toput a stop tofinishbring to a haltcall a halt tocanceldropdispense withdo away withget rid ofabolishsuspendinterruptbreak offphase outwithdrawabandongive upceaserefrain from informalcutaxescrapgive something the chopknock something on the headleave offpack inNorth American informalquit rareintermit


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  • 1 plug the holes with dowels
  • 2 informal he plugged his new film
    publicize, promote, give publicity to, advertise, mention, give a mention to, write up, build up, beat/bang the drum for, commend, draw attention to
    informal hype, hype up, push, puff, boost
  • 3 informal don't say a word or I'll plug you
    shoot, hit, shoot down, gun down, pick off
    informal blast, pump full of lead
  • Phrases

    plug away

    informal he plugged away at his writingtoillabourtoil awayplod awaywork awayslave awaysoldier on withpersevere withpersist withkeep on withplough on withhammer awaygrind away informalslog awaybeaver awaypeg away archaicdrudge away

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