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plug

Pronunciation: /plʌg/

Translation of plug in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 (stopper) tapón (masculine) to put in/pull out the plug poner*/quitar or sacar* el tapón
    Example sentences
    • Along the way you'll encounter bath plugs, rubber ducks and get the obligatory soaking from intermittent showers.
    • Its rather like pouring water into a bath without putting the plug in.
    • Then, when you're done, you pull out the plug and the water runs away.
  • 3 (publicity) [colloquial/familiar] to give sth a plug hacerle* propaganda a algo, darle* publicidad a algo, hacerle* la cuña a algo (Venezuela)
    Example sentences
    • Add to that editorial advertising, plugs for products in articles in publications of all kinds, and you know you (the consumer) are being assailed from all sides.
    • Product plugs and placements not only reflect societal trends, their entire purpose is to convince consumers that they ‘need’ the good or service portrayed.
    • I never wanted my blog to be a place where I make shameful plugs for products.
  • 4 (of tobacco) rollo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • They both drink from Tom's liquor flask and Casey chews a plug of tobacco.
    • They treated the mules as pets, fed them treats, cleaned their stables, treated their sores, and even shared plugs of tobacco with them.
    • A woman stays around the store till she get old as Methuselah and still can't cut a little thing like a plug of tobacco!

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-gg-)

  • 1 1.1 (block, fill) [hole/gap] tapar, rellenar the new law will plug these loopholes la nueva ley eliminará estas lagunas to plug a gap in the market llenar un hueco en el mercado 1.2 (use as stopper)to plug sth into sth straw had been plugged into the gaps los huecos se habían tapado or rellenado con paja
  • 2 (promote) [record/book] hacerle* propaganda a, darle* publicidad a, hacerle* la cuña a (Venezuela)
  • 3 [slang/argot] [dated/anticuado] 3.1 (shoot) balear or (Mexico/México) balacear, llenar de plomo [colloquial/familiar] 3.2 (hit) pegarle* or [colloquial/familiar] darle* a

Phrasal verbs

plug away

[colloquial/familiar] verb + adverb/verbo + adverbioto plug away (at sth/sb) I keep plugging away at my French sigo dándole duro al francés [colloquial/familiar] you'll have to plug away at him tendrás que seguir insistiéndole or [colloquial/familiar] dándole la lata

plug in

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [radio/headphones/guitar] enchufar 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [headphones/radio] enchufarse

plug into

1.1verb + object + preposition + object/verbo + complemento + preposición + complemento to plug an appliance into a socket enchufar un aparato 1.2verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento the microphone plugs into the amplifier el micrófono se enchufa al amplificador

plug up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
tapar

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