Synonyms of plug in English:


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See UK English definition of plug

See Spanish definition of tapón


1‘she pulled out the plug and the liquid drained away’

stopper, bung, cork, seal, spigot, spile
North American stopple

2‘a plug of tobacco’

wad, quid, twist, chew
North American informal chaw
rare pigtail, cud, cake

3‘he put in a plug for his new book’

piece of publicity, favourable mention, advertisement, promotion, recommendation, mention, good word, commercial
informal hype, push, puff, ad, boost, ballyhoo
British informal advert


1‘plug the holes with dowels’

stop, stop up, seal, seal off, seal up, close, close off, close up, cork, stopper, bung, block, block off, block up, dam, dam up, fill, fill up, pack, stuff
North American stopple

2‘he plugged his new film’

publicize, promote, give publicity to, advertise, mention, give a mention to, write up, build up, bang the drum for, beat the drum for, commend, draw attention to
informal hype, hype up, push, puff, boost

3‘don't say a word or I'll plug you’

shoot, hit, shoot down, gun down, pick off
informal blast, pump full of lead


    plug away

    ‘he plugged away at his writing’

    toil, labour, toil away, plod away, work away, slave away, soldier on with, persevere with, persist with, keep on with, plough on with, hammer away, grind away
    informal slog away, beaver away, peg away
    archaic drudge away
    pull the plug on

    ‘we pulled the plug on the new product line and laid off about 90 employees’

    discontinue, wind up, stop, end, terminate, abort, bring to an end, put an end to, put a stop to, finish, bring to a halt, call a halt to, cancel, drop, dispense with, do away with, get rid of, abolish
    suspend, interrupt, break off, phase out, withdraw
    abandon, give up, cease, refrain from
    informal cut, axe, scrap, give something the chop, knock something on the head, leave off, pack in
    North American informal quit
    rare intermit