Meaning of clog

clog

Pronunciation: (klog, klôg), [key]
— v., n. clogged, clog•ging,
—v.t.
  1. to hinder or obstruct with thick or sticky matter; choke up: to clog a drain.
  2. to crowd excessively, esp. so that movement is impeded; overfill: Cars clogged the highway.
  3. to encumber; hamper; hinder.
—v.i.
  1. to become clogged, encumbered, or choked up.
  2. to stick; stick together.
  3. to do a clog dance.
—n.
  1. anything that impedes motion or action; an encumbrance; a hindrance.
  2. a shoe or sandal with a thick sole of wood, cork, rubber, or the like.
  3. a similar but lighter shoe worn in the clog dance.
  4. a heavy block, as of wood, fastened to a person or beast to impede movement.
  5. See
  6. a thick piece of wood.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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