Translation of plug in Spanish:
- 1 (stopper) to put in/pull out the plugponer/quitar or sacar el tapónExample 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.
- 2 (Electricity) 2.1 (attached to lead)(socket)a two-pin/three-pin plug
toma (feminine) de corriente
tomacorriente(s) (masculine) (Latin America)un enchufe de dos/tres clavijasto pull the plug on somethingcancelar algothey pulled the plug on the projectcancelaron el proyecto2.2also: spark plugExample sentences
- Inventor Adrian Oldham has designed a gadget aimed at preventing children playing with plugs and electric sockets.
- Then I found it was plugged into a plug under the sink.
- An inverter module with a cigarette lighter plug on it would allow the things to be used in cars, boats, and RVs.
- Carrying plugs festooned with treble hooks is a price that is inevitably paid by the penitent plug fisherman.
- A little before six o'clock, we were casting plugs about a mile above St. Anthony Falls when the Patrick Gannaway, a towboat, came chugging upriver with two barges.
- The big rod flexed again and again, driving the plug across the water.
- 3 (publicity) [colloquial]to give something a plughacerle 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)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!
- 5also: fire plug(American English)
boca (feminine) de incendio
grifo (masculine) (Chile)
transitive verb -gg-
- 1 1.1 (block, fill) the new law will plug these loopholesla nueva ley eliminará estas lagunasto plug a gap in the marketllenar un hueco en el mercado1.2 (use as stopper)to plug something
intosomethingstraw had been plugged into the gapslos huecos se habían tapado or rellenado con pajaExample sentences
- Thousands of local authority workers could face cuts to their pension benefits as all 15 councils in Yorkshire and the Humber try to find a way to plug the gaping black hole in their schemes.
- Governor Gray Davis took steps last week to plug some of the holes in that budget, but the measures have been painful.
- Once people understand what is going on in their economy they will be more interested in plugging some of the holes in the leaky economic bucket.
- Special Constables are voluntary police officers who give up their time to plug the hole in police resources.
- Now that they have managed to plug the gap, the Dons are letting him leave Pittodrie.
- Instead of bailing water out of the leaky vessel, Alistair Darling and Gordon Brown are trying to plug the leak.
- 3 [slang] [dated] 3.1 (shoot)balear or (Mexico) balacear3.2 (hit)
llenar de plomo [colloquial]pegarle or [colloquial] darle aExample sentences
- Wind her up and she plugs your product on promotion tours and TV - all in an ‘honest, objective’ endorsement.
- Who needs television when the products and programmes are plugged endlessly on our stages?
- The firm will send promotional mailings next month plugging Boston and Cambridge to its top 15,000 British travel customers.
- Relieved to have a clear target who would actually notice being shot, Magnum plugged him in the upper arm, spinning him over the coffee table.
- You defer to the man you fear because he'll plug you if you don't.
- If anyone plugs him, it'd ‘be appreciated and rewarded’.
- [colloquial] verb + adverbto plug away (
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
- 1.1verb + object + preposition + objectto plug an appliance into a socket
sigo dándole duro al francés [colloquial]you'll have to plug away at him
tendrás que seguir insistiéndole or [colloquial] dándole la lata
(radio/headphones/guitar)2verb + adverb
enchufar un aparato1.2verb + preposition + objectthe microphone plugs into the amplifier
el micrófono se enchufa al amplificador
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