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clog

[ klog, klawg ]SEE DEFINITION OF clog
  • nounblockage
  • verbblock, hinder

Synonyms for clog

  • bar
  • block
  • blockade
  • burden
  • drag
  • encumbrance
  • hindrance
  • impedance
  • impediment
  • obstruction
  • snag
  • cumbrance
  • dead weight
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Antonyms for clog

  • advantage
  • aid
  • assistance
  • help
  • opening
  • promotion
  • support
  • clearance
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CLOG

He dragged off the trap and its clog, and went clanking up the mountain.

It seemed to clog the ears, and made breathing a deeper exercise.

Then there was the clog of his body, another separate thing.

Without such a box, the sediment will be carried into and may clog the drain.

Bring me that log over there, and I'll fasten it to the chain for a clog.

He'll haul the clog along, but he won't get many miles with it.

Congress mean as little as possible to clog you with instructions.

They feel as though a burden were lifted off them, a clog removed.

In the past months his work had seemed to clog up in details and slow down.

She threw down the clog, lifted one finger, and said “Pitty!”

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., clogge "a lump of wood," origin unknown. Also used in Middle English of large pieces of jewelry and large testicles. Cf. Norwegian klugu "knotty log of wood." Meaning "anything that impedes action" is from 1520s. The sense of "wooden-soled shoe" is first recorded late 14c.; they were used as overshoes until the introduction of rubbers c.1840. Originally all wood (hence the name), later wooden soles with leather uppers for the front of the foot only. Later revived in fashion (c.1970), primarily for women. Clog-dancing is attested from 1863.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CLOG

bar

nounbarrier; blockage
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