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[uhn-pluhg] /ʌnˈplʌg/
verb (used with object), unplugged, unplugging.
to remove a plug or stopper from.
to free of an obstruction; unclog.
to disconnect (an appliance, a telephone, etc.) by removing a plug:
to unplug a toaster.
to remove (an electric plug) from an outlet.
verb (used without object), unplugged, unplugging.
to become unplugged.
1765-75; un-2 + plug
Related forms
unpluggable, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for unplug
  • The owner of the teenage hangout finally had to unplug the jukebox because it got to be too much for some people.
  • It may be that people will have to unplug both their refrigerators and their cable boxes.
  • The only thing you have to to do is unplug and disengage.
  • First, having your plugs lit all night long in case you might need to unplug them seems wasteful.
  • Then remove the top plastic cover and unplug the sensor.
  • Switches, interlocks and a three-pronged design with a side-exiting cable mean you need some strong fingers to unplug a plug.
  • One obvious answer is to unplug our appliances, leave our cars in the garage, and make factories and power plants more efficient.
  • Now, she and her family take one day a week away from technology to unplug completely.
  • If you want it to consume zero energy, you're going to have to unplug it.
  • Perhaps a better solution would be to unplug the devices you are not using and turn out the lights you are not using.
British Dictionary definitions for unplug


verb (transitive) -plugs, -plugging, -plugged
to disconnect (an electrical appliance) by taking the plug out of the socket
to remove a plug or obstruction from
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