[klog, klawg]
verb (used with object), clogged, clogging.
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), clogged, clogging.
to become clogged, encumbered, or choked up.
to stick; stick together.
to do a clog dance.
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

cloggily, adverb
clogginess, noun
cloggy, adjective
anticlogging, adjective
overclog, verb (used with object), overclogged, overclogging.

3. impede, trammel, fetter. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
clog1 (klɒɡ)
vb , clogs, clogging, clogged
1.  to obstruct or become obstructed with thick or sticky matter
2.  (tr) to encumber; hinder; impede
3.  (tr) to fasten a clog or impediment to (an animal, such as a horse)
4.  (intr) to adhere or stick in a mass
5.  slang (in soccer) to foul (an opponent)
6.  a.  any of various wooden or wooden-soled shoes
 b.  (as modifier): clog dance
7.  a heavy block, esp of wood, fastened to the leg of a person or animal to impede motion
8.  something that impedes motion or action; hindrance
9.  slang pop one's clogs to die
[C14 (in the sense: block of wood): of unknown origin]

clog2 (klɒɡ)
vb , clogs, clogging, clogged
to use a photo-enabled mobile phone to take a photograph of (someone) and send it to a website without his or her knowledge or consent
[C21: c(amera) + log]

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Word Origin & History

early 14c., clogge "a lump of wood," origin unknown. The sense of "wooden-soled shoe" is first recorded early 15c., probably originally meaning the wooden sole itself. The sense of "hinder" is from late 14c., originally by fastening a block of wood to something; meaning "choke up" is 17c.
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Example sentences
It used to be considered smart to block or clog up a board so that no one could
  put down a bingo.
Oil and grease can clog fish gills and block oxygen from entering the water.
They clog the streets and restaurants and take the parking places.
It oddly does not feel too greasy, absorbs quickly, doesn't clog my pores.
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