Someone pulled a plug and the Christmas tree went from multicolored speckles to a black haze in the corner.
Airlines due to receive Dreamliners this year are juggling their fleets to plug gaps left where the 787 was due to appear.
Using tape and gauze, he then tried to plug the holes in that leg.
One of her first was a plug for a brand of conditioner she discovered during her two weeks at Bellevue.
This sounds like a lot of work, but actually, all you need to do is plug in the device and occasionally review the data.
These were connected by a flexible cord to a plug which he could insert in place of a lamp in the chandelier.
Where two anvils were to be had, the cannonade was much brisker, as then a plug was not needed.
The outer shell, of course, forms the other conductor of the plug, called the sleeve contact.
The ordinary "plug hat" was known to these people, but not an opera hat.
Kemp cut a plug, fitted it into the hole, and welded the seams closed.
1620s, originally a seamen's term, probably from Dutch plug, Middle Dutch plugge "bung, stopper," related to Norwegian plugg, Danish pløg, North Frisian plaak, Middle Low German pluck, German Pflock; ultimate origin uncertain. Irish and Gaelic words are from English. Sense of "wad or stick of tobacco" is attested from 1728, based on resemblance. Electrical sense is from 1883, based on being inserted; meaning "sparking device in an internal combustion engine" is from 1886. Meaning "advertisement" first recorded 1902, American English, perhaps from verb sense "work energetically at" (c.1865).
"close tightly (a hole), fill," 1620s, from plug (n.) or from Dutch pluggen. Meaning "work energetically at" is c.1865. Sense of "popularize by repetition" is from 1906. Slang sense "put a bullet into" is recorded from 1870. Related: Plugged; plugging.
A dense mass of material filling a hole or closing an orifice. v. plugged, plug·ging, plugs
To fill tightly with a plug.
[perhaps fr Dutch plug, ''a sorry nag,'' related to Swiss-German pflag and to Danish plag, ''foal'']
(also plugged)Worthless; phony: And furthermore the author does not give a plug damn (1888+)
[all senses fr the notion of plug as hole-filler; the second sense may be influenced by the notion of inferiority in plug1]
Positive publicity: I certainly would appreciate him giving me a plug with the owners (1902+)
[fr Oxford University slang, apparently in imitation of heavy ploddingsteps,orperhapsthestepsofanoldandtired horse; sense of selling or advocating fr the fact that such commendation was originally constant and repetitive]