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clog


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clog  \Clog\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Clogged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Clogging}.] 
  1.  To  encumber  or  load,  especially  with  something  that 
  impedes  motion;  to  hamper. 
 
  The  winds  of  birds  were  clogged  with  ace  and  snow. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  obstruct  so  as  to  hinder  motion  in  or  through  to  choke 
  up  as  to  clog  a  tube  or  a  channel. 
 
  3.  To  burden;  to  trammel;  to  embarrass;  to  perplex. 
 
  The  commodities  are  clogged  with  impositions. 
  --Addison. 
 
  You  'll  rue  the  time  That  clogs  me  with  this  answer. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Impede;  hinder;  obstruct;  embarrass;  burden;  restrain; 
  restrict. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clog  \Clog\,  n.  [OE.  clogge  clog,  Scot.  clag,  n.,  a  clot,  v.,  to 
  to  obstruct,  cover  with  mud  or  anything  adhesive;  prob.  of 
  the  same  origin  as  E.  clay.] 
  1.  That  which  hinders  or  impedes  motion;  hence  an 
  encumbrance,  restraint,  or  impediment,  of  any  kind 
 
  All  the  ancient,  honest,  juridical  principles  and 
  institutions  of  England  are  so  many  clogs  to  check 
  and  retard  the  headlong  course  of  violence  and 
  opression.  --Burke. 
 
  2.  A  weight,  as  a  log  or  block  of  wood,  attached  to  a  man  or 
  an  animal  to  hinder  motion. 
 
  As  a  dog  .  .  .  but  chance  breaks  loose,  And  quits 
  his  clog.  --Hudibras. 
 
  A  clog  of  lead  was  round  my  feet.  --Tennyson. 
 
  3.  A  shoe,  or  sandal,  intended  to  protect  the  feet  from  wet, 
  or  to  increase  the  apparent  stature,  and  having 
  therefore,  a  very  thick  sole.  Cf  {Chopine}. 
 
  In  France  the  peasantry  goes  barefoot;  and  the 
  middle  sort  .  .  .  makes  use  of  wooden  clogs. 
  --Harvey. 
 
  {Clog  almanac},  a  primitive  kind  of  almanac  or  calendar, 
  formerly  used  in  England,  made  by  cutting  notches  and 
  figures  on  the  four  edges  of  a  clog,  or  square  piece  of 
  wood,  brass,  or  bone;  --  called  also  a  {Runic  staff},  from 
  the  Runic  characters  used  in  the  numerical  notation. 
 
  {Clog  dance},  a  dance  performed  by  a  person  wearing  clogs,  or 
  thick-soled  shoes. 
 
  {Clog  dancer}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clog  \Clog\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  become  clogged;  to  become  loaded  or  encumbered,  as  with 
  extraneous  matter. 
 
  In  working  through  the  bone,  the  teeth  of  the  saw 
  will  begin  to  clog.  --S.  Sharp. 
 
  2.  To  coalesce  or  adhere;  to  unite  in  a  mass. 
 
  Move  it  sometimes  with  a  broom,  that  the  seeds  clog 
  not  together.  --Evelyn. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clog 
  n  1:  footwear  usually  with  wooden  soles  [syn:  {geta},  {patten},  {sabot}] 
  2:  any  object  that  acts  as  a  hindrance  or  obstruction 
  3:  a  dance  performed  while  wearing  clogs;  has  heavy  stamping 
  steps  [syn:  {clog  dance},  {clog  dancing}] 
  v  1:  become  or  cause  to  become  obstructed;  "The  leaves  clog  our 
  drains  in  the  Fall";  "The  water  pipe  is  backed  up"  [syn: 
  {choke  off},  {clog  up},  {back  up},  {congest},  {choke}, 
  {foul}]  [ant:  {unclog}] 
  2:  dance  a  clog  dance 
  3:  impede  the  motion  of  as  with  a  chain  or  a  burden;  "horses 
  were  clogged  until  they  were  tamed" 
  4:  impede  with  a  clog  or  as  if  with  a  clog;  "The  market  is 
  being  clogged  by  these  operations" 
  5:  coalesce  or  unite  in  a  mass;  "Blood  clots"  [syn:  {clot}] 
  6:  fill  to  excess  so  that  function  is  impaired;  "Fear  clogged 
  her  mind";  "The  story  was  clogged  with  too  many  details" 
  [syn:  {overload}] 




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