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plug definition

  1. n.
    a bite-sized, pressed mass of chewing tobacco. : He put a plug in his cheek and walked away.
  2. n.
    a drink of beer; a slugof beer. : Let me have a plug out of that bottle.
  3. n.
    a free advertisement or a commercial boost from someone for a product. (See also plugola.) : I managed to get a plug on the Mike Michael show.
  4. tv.
    to give an advertisement or commercial boost for something without having to pay for it. : I want to get on that TV program and plug my new book.

  5. Go to pluck. :
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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In addition to the idiom beginning with plug, also see peg (plug) away at; pull the plug on.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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