clog [klog, klawg] /klɒg, klɔg/ Show IPA verb, clogged, clogging, noun
verb (used with object)
to hinder or obstruct with thick or sticky matter; choke up:
to clog a drain.
to crowd excessively, especially so that movement is impeded; overfill:
Cars clogged the highway.
to encumber; hamper; hinder.
verb (used without object)
to become clogged, encumbered, or choked up.
to stick; stick together.
anything that impedes motion or action; an encumbrance; a hindrance.
a shoe or sandal with a thick sole of wood, cork, rubber, or the like.
a similar but lighter shoe worn in the clog dance
a heavy block, as of wood, fastened to a person or beast to impede movement.
British Dialect. a thick piece of wood.
1350–1400; Middle English, of uncertain origin
overclog, verb (used with object), overclogged, overclogging.
3. impede, trammel, fetter.