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plug



plug
bouchon de bain


Définitions

anglais > français
plug
     1. n. (Électricité) Prise électrique, prise, fiche.
           You need to put the plug in the electric outlet before you can turn on the lamp.
     2. n. Bouchon.
           We need a plug to stop the water from running out of the bathtub.
     3. n. (Technologie) Bougie d'allumage.
     4. v. Boucher, raccommoder, colmater.
           You need to plug the leak, and quickly.
anglais > anglais
plug
     1. n. (electricity) a pronged connecting device which fits into a mating socket
           I pushed the plug back into the electrical socket and the lamp began to glow again.
     2. n. any piece of wood, metal, or other substance used to stop or fill a hole
           Pull the plug out of the tub so it can drain.
     3. n. (US) a flat oblong cake of pressed tobacco
           He preferred a plug of tobacco to loose chaw.
     4. n. (US, slang) a high, tapering silk hat
     5. n. (US, slang) a worthless horse
           That sorry old plug is ready for the glue factory!
     6. n. (construction) a block of wood let into a wall to afford a hold for nails
     7. n. a mention of a product (usually a book, film or play) in an interview, or an interview which features one or more of these
           During the interview, the author put in a plug for his latest novel.
     8. n. (geology) a body of once molten rock that hardened in a volcanic vent. Usually round or oval in shape.
           Pressure built beneath the plug in the caldera, eventually resulting in a catastrophic explosion of pyroclastic shrapnel and ash.
     9. n. (fishing) a type of lure consisting of a rigid, buoyant or semi-buoyant body and one or more hooks.
           The fisherman cast the plug into a likely pool, hoping to catch a whopper.
     10. n. (horticulture) a small seedling grown in a tray from expanded polystyrene or polythene filled usually with a peat or compost substrate
     11. n. a short cylindrical piece of jewellery commonly worn in larger-gauge body piercings, especially in the ear
     12. n. (slang) a drug dealer
     13. v. to stop with a plug; to make tight by stopping a hole
           He attempted to plug the leaks with some caulk.
     14. v. to blatantly mention a particular product or service as if advertising it
           The main guest on the show just kept plugging his latest movie: it got so tiresome.
     15. v. (intransitive, informal) to persist or continue with something
           Keep plugging at the problem until you find a solution.
     16. v. to shoot a bullet into something with a gun
     17. v. (slang) to have sex with, penetrate sexually
           I'd love to plug him.

Prononciation



Exemples de phrases

You got a plug in here? 
We supply you with a charger and you simply plug it in to the power point. 
After a few months, however, the increasingly stable lovers realise that no one can provide everything their partner craves all the time, and that they really need their friends back, to plug the emotional and intellectual gaps. 



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