Definition of unplug in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈpləɡ/

verb (unplugs, unplugging, unplugged)

[with object]
1Disconnect (an electrical device) by removing its plug from a socket: she unplugged the fridge
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  • Check that leads, plugs and sockets are undamaged and unplug all appliances.
  • So you won't be plugging and unplugging the lights every night or forgetting to flip off the switch, you can buy an outdoor electric timer that turns your outdoor lights on and off automatically.
  • Before Mike could think of anything else he reached behind the nightstand that both the phone and answering machine were plugged into and unplugged the answering machine.
1.1Sever the connection between a peripheral device and a computer: the only thing you can do is to unplug the RJ45 Why do I have to unplug the mouse to get the printer to work?
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  • Another difference: computers can be unplugged from the network and rebooted; organisms cannot.
  • If I need higher quality output, and my kids let me unplug it from their computer, I connect to the HP Deskjet.
  • Nothing is perfect, and the only true way to be sure people are kept out is to unplug your Ethernet connection when you are not there.
2Remove an obstacle or blockage from: a procedure to unplug blocked arteries
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  • For Torah study is the primary way to unplug spiritual blockage, and to remove barriers that prevent one from seeing the truth.
  • If your contractor cannot unplug the stoppage in your service sewer, we will then meet with your contractor on-site.
  • Does the Zep hair removal liquid really work to unplug the bath-tub drain stoppage?
3 [no object] informal Relax by disengaging from normal activities: they’ve gone up to the cabin to unplug
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  • My senses recalled the California sunshine and the smell of the Pacific Ocean. It is a good place to unplug.

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Syllabification: un·plug

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