Translation of plug in Spanish:
- 1 (stopper) tapón (masculine) to put in/pull out the plug poner*/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/Electricidad] 2.1 (attached to lead) enchufe (masculine); (socket) toma (feminine) de corriente, enchufe (masculine), tomacorriente(s) (masculine) (Latin America/América Latina) a two-pin/three-pin plug un enchufe de dos/tres clavijas to pull the plug on sth cancelar algo they pulled the plug on the project cancelaron el proyecto 2.2(spark plug)bujía (feminine)Example 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/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!
- 5(fire plug)(American English/inglés norteamericano) boca (feminine) de incendio, grifo (masculine) (Chile)
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
intosth 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)
plug away [colloquial/familiar] verb + adverb/verbo + adverbioto plug away (
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 upverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento tapar
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