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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clog, geta, patten, sabot(noun)

    footwear usually with wooden soles

  2. clog(noun)

    any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction

  3. clog dance, clog dancing, clog(verb)

    a dance performed while wearing shoes with wooden soles; has heavy stamping steps

  4. clog, choke off, clog up, back up, congest, choke, foul(verb)

    become or cause to become obstructed

    "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up"

  5. clog(verb)

    dance a clog dance

  6. clog(verb)

    impede the motion of, as with a chain or a burden

    "horses were clogged until they were tamed"

  7. clog, constipate(verb)

    impede with a clog or as if with a clog

    "The market is being clogged by these operations"; "My mind is constipated today"

  8. clog, clot(verb)

    coalesce or unite in a mass

    "Blood clots"

  9. clog, overload(verb)

    fill to excess so that function is impaired

    "Fear clogged her mind"; "The story was clogged with too many details"


  1. clog(Noun)

    A type of shoe with an inflexible, often wooden sole sometimes with an open heel.

    Dutch people rarely wear clogs these days.

  2. clog(Noun)

    A blockage.

    The plumber cleared the clog from the drain.

  3. clog(Verb)

    To block or slow passage through (often with 'up').

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clog

    that which hinders or impedes motion; hence, an encumbrance, restraint, or impediment, of any kind

  2. Clog

    a weight, as a log or block of wood, attached to a man or an animal to hinder motion

  3. Clog

    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

  4. Clog(verb)

    to encumber or load, especially with something that impedes motion; to hamper

  5. Clog(verb)

    to obstruct so as to hinder motion in or through; to choke up; as, to clog a tube or a channel

  6. Clog(verb)

    to burden; to trammel; to embarrass; to perplex

  7. Clog(verb)

    to become clogged; to become loaded or encumbered, as with extraneous matter

  8. Clog(verb)

    to coalesce or adhere; to unite in a mass

  9. Origin: [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. Clog

    A clog is a type of footwear made in part or completely from wood. Clogs are used worldwide and although the form may vary by culture, within a culture the form often remained unchanged for centuries. Traditional clogs were often worn in heavy labor. Today they remain in use as protective clothing in agriculture and in some factories and mines. Although clogs are sometimes negatively associated with cheap and folkloric footwear of farmers and the working class, some types of clogs are considered as fashion wear today, such as Swedish clogs or Japanese geta. Clogs are also used in several different styles of dance. When worn for dancing an important feature is the sound of the clog against the floor. This is one of the fundamental roots of tap, but with the tap shoes the taps are free to click against each other and produce different sound to clogs.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Clog

    klog, n. a piece of wood: anything hindering motion: an obstruction: an impediment: a shoe with a wooden sole.—v.t. to fasten a piece of wood to: to accumulate in a mass and cause a stoppage: to obstruct: to encumber: to put clogs on.—ns. Clog′-al′manac, an early form of almanac having the indicating characters notched on wood, horn, &c.; Clog′-dance, a dance performed with clogs, the clatter keeping time to the music.—adj. Clogged, encumbered.—ns. Clog′ger, one who makes clogs; Clog′giness.—adj. Clog′gy, lumpy, sticky. [Ety. dub.; prob. related to Clay; cf. Scot. clag, to cover with mud; claggy, muddy, sticky.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of CLOG in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of CLOG in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of CLOG in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    So much coverage on smog seems to be just to clog the viewers mind to not let them find anything good to talk.

  2. Raj Dasgupta:

    What are going to be things that could block or clog or upper airways ? It's going to be the tonsils, the uvula, the soft palate and the tongue.

  3. Dale Wilcox:

    It also provides yet another incentive for more illegal aliens to come and will further clog up our immigration courts, some of the most backed up in the nation.

  4. Venu Menon:

    While these symptoms lack specificity they will empower more people to alert EMS, on the flip side, a large proportion of worried well may also clog up limited EMS services if an alarmist approach is taken.

  5. Charles A. Stoddard:

    When we can say "no" not only to things that are wrong and sinful, but also to things pleasant, profitable, and good which would hinder and clog our grand duties and our chief work, we shall understand more fully what life is worth, and how to make the most of it.

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  • пречка, преча, препятствие, задръствамBulgarian
  • esclopCatalan, Valencian
  • ucpatCzech
  • træskoDanish
  • βουλώνω, εμπόδιο, εμποδίζω, ξυλοπάπουτσο, τσόκαρο, φράζωGreek
  • zueco, atorar, congestionar, azolvar, obstrucción, obstruir, bloqueo, atascar, bloquearSpanish
  • puukenkäFinnish
  • tuflaFaroese
  • sabot, bouchonFrench
  • calc, tacht, paitíní, bac, paitínIrish
  • klumpaHungarian
  • stífla, hnallur, tréskór, klossiIcelandic
  • tappo, intasamento, ostruire, zoccolo, intasare, ostruzioneItalian
  • 방해물Korean
  • klikataLatvian
  • kūkā, whakaapi, kūtā, taipuruMāori
  • кломпаMacedonian
  • verstopping, klompDutch
  • drewniak, zapychać, zapchaćPolish
  • entupir, obstrução, tamancoPortuguese
  • înfundaRomanian
  • засоря́ть, препя́тствие, забива́ть, засо́р, сабо́, засори́ть, заби́ть, про́бкаRussian
  • träskoSwedish

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