Definitions for clogging

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clogging, hindering, impeding, obstructive(adj)

    preventing movement

    "the clogging crowds of revelers overflowing into the street"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clogging

    of Clog

  2. Clogging(noun)

    anything which clogs

Freebase

  1. Clogging

    Clogging is a type of folk dance in which the dancer's footwear is used musically by striking the heel, the toe, or both against a floor or each other to create audible percussive rhythms, usually to the downbeat with the heel keeping the rhythm. The dance style has since fused with others including African-American rhythms, and the Peruvian dance "zapateo", resulting in the birth of newer street dances, such as tap, locking, jump, hakken, stomping, Gangsta Walking, and the Candy Walk dance. The use of wooden-soled clogs is rarer in the more modern dances since clog shoes are not commonly worn in urban society, and other types of footwear have replaced them in their evolved dance forms. Clogging is often considered the first form of street dance because it evolved in urban environments during the industrial revolution. As the clogging style has evolved over the years, many localities have made contributions by adding local steps and rhythms to the style. The dance has origins in Wales and England. In the fifteenth century the all-wooden clog was replaced by a leather-topped shoe with a one-piece wooden bottom. By the 16th century a more conventional leather shoe with separate wooden pieces on the heel and toe called "flats" became popular, from where the terms "heel and toe" and "flatfooting" derive.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles Sorenson:

    It isn't the incompetent who destroy an organization It is those who have achieved something and want to rest upon their achievements who are forever clogging things up.

  2. F. M. Young:

    It isn't the incompetent who destroys an organization. The incompetent never gets in a position to destroy it. It is those who have achieved something and want to rest upon their achievements who are forever clogging things up.

  3. Dileep Yavagal:

    The effort in my laboratory for the last six years has been exactly to see how one can avoid these cells clogging the blood vessels, and what we’ve proven now and published is that the dose of the cells is what matters, the side effects are dose dependent, when you lower the dose from what was used in the past, the side effect goes away.

  4. Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis:

    Our government is eager to rationalize the pension system (for example, by limiting early retirement), proceed with partial privatization of public assets, address the non-performing loans that are clogging the economy's credit circuits, create a fully independent tax commission, and boost entrepreneurship, the differences that remain concern how we understand the relationships between the various reforms and the macro environment.

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