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Synonyms of plug in English:


  • 1 she pulled out the plug and the liquid drained away
    North American stopple
  • 2 a plug of tobacco
    wad, quid, twist, chew
    North American informalchaw
    rarepigtail, 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
    informalhype, push, puff, ad, boost, ballyhoo
    British informaladvert
  • Phrases

    pull the plug on

    we pulled the plug on the new product line and laid off about 90 employees
    discontinue, wind up, stop, end, terminate, abort, bring to an end, put an end to, put a stop to, finish, bring to a halt, call a halt to, cancel, drop, dispense with, do away with, get rid of, abolish;
    suspend, interrupt, break off, phase out, withdraw;
    abandon, give up, cease, refrain from
    informalcut, axe, scrap, give something the chop, knock something on the head, leave off, pack in
    North American informalquit


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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
    informalhype, hype up, push, puff, boost
  • 3 informal don't say a word or I'll plug you
    informalblast, pump full of lead
  • Phrases

    plug away

    informal he plugged away at his writing
    toil, labour, toil away, plod away, work away, slave away, soldier on with, persevere with, persist with, keep on with, plough on with, hammer away, grind away
    informalslog away, beaver away, peg away
    archaicdrudge away

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