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CLOG (clogged, clogging)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does clog mean? 

CLOG (noun)
  The noun CLOG has 3 senses:

1. footwear usually with wooden soles
2. any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction
3. a dance performed while wearing shoes with wooden soles; has heavy stamping steps

  Familiarity information: CLOG used as a noun is uncommon.


CLOG (verb)
  The verb CLOG has 6 senses:

1. become or cause to become obstructed
2. dance a clog dance
3. impede the motion of, as with a chain or a burden
4. impede with a clog or as if with a clog
5. coalesce or unite in a mass
6. fill to excess so that function is impaired

  Familiarity information: CLOG used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


CLOG (noun)


Sense 1clog [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Footwear usually with wooden soles

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

patten; geta; clog; sabot

Hypernyms ("clog" is a kind of...):

footgear; footwear (covering for a person's feet)


Sense 2clog [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("clog" is a kind of...):

encumbrance; hinderance; hindrance; hitch; incumbrance; interference; preventative; preventive (any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome)


Sense 3clog [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A dance performed while wearing shoes with wooden soles; has heavy stamping steps

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

clog dance; clog dancing; clog

Hypernyms ("clog" is a kind of...):

tap dance; tap dancing (a dance step tapped out audibly with the feet)


CLOG (verb)


Sense 1clog [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become or cause to become obstructed

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

congest; clog up; clog; choke off; foul; back up; choke

Context examples:

The leaves clog our drains in the Fall / The water pipe is backed up

Hypernyms (to "clog" is one way to...):

block; close up; impede; jam; obstruct; obturate; occlude (block passage through)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "clog"):

gum up (stick together as if with gum)

crap up (become obstructed or chocked up)

block; choke up; lug; stuff (obstruct)

silt; silt up (become chocked with silt)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Antonym:

unclog (become or cause to become unobstructed)


Sense 2clog [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dance a clog dance

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Hypernyms (to "clog" is one way to...):

dance; trip the light fantastic; trip the light fantastic toe (move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance)

Domain category:

dance; dancing; saltation; terpsichore (taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue clog


Sense 3clog [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Impede the motion of, as with a chain or a burden

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

horses were clogged until they were tamed

Hypernyms (to "clog" is one way to...):

constrain; cumber; encumber; restrain (hold back)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 4clog [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Impede with a clog or as if with a clog

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

constipate; clog

Context examples:

The market is being clogged by these operations / My mind is constipated today

Hypernyms (to "clog" is one way to...):

slow; slow down; slow up (cause to proceed more slowly)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 5clog [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Coalesce or unite in a mass

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

clot; clog

Context example:

Blood clots

Hypernyms (to "clog" is one way to...):

coalesce (fuse or cause to grow together)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 6clog [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fill to excess so that function is impaired

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

overload; clog

Context examples:

Fear clogged her mind / The story was clogged with too many details

Hypernyms (to "clog" is one way to...):

fill; fill up; make full (make full, also in a metaphorical sense)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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