plug

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. stopper, cork, dowel, plunger, tampon; quid, wad; wadding, padding, stopple, spigot. See closure.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [An implement to stop an opening]
Syn. cork, stopper, stopple, filling, stoppage, bung, spigot, river, wedge.
2. [An electrical fitting]
Syn. attachment plug, fitting, connection, wall plug, floor plug, plug fuse.
3. [A large pipe with a discharge valve]
Syn. water plug, fire hydrant, fire plug; see hydrant .
4. [Tobacco prepared for chewing]
Syn. cake of tobacco, chewing tobacco, twist, cut, baccy*, chew*, chaw*, chawin'*, chewin'*, pack of scrap*; see also tobacco .
5. [*An inferior horse]
Syn. hack, nag, plowhorse, scrub; see horse 1 .
v.
Syn. stop, fill, obstruct, secure, ram, make tight, drive in; see also close 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. stopper cork, bung.
2. good word blurb, advertisement, mention.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. Something used to fill a hole, space, or container: choke, cork, fill, stop, stopper. See FULL. 2. Informal. A systematic effort or part of this effort to increase the importance or reputation of by favorable publicity: advertisement, ballyhoo, buildup, promotion, publicity, puffery. Informal: pitch. Slang: hype. See KNOWLEDGE. II verb 1. To plug up something, as a hole, space, or container: block, choke, clog, close, congest, cork, fill, stop. See FULL. 2. Slang. To wound or kill with a firearm: gun (down), pick off, shoot. See HELP. 3. Informal. To make known vigorously the positive features of (a product): advertise, ballyhoo, build up, cry (up), popularize, promote, publicize, talk up. Informal: pitch. Slang. push. See KNOWLEDGE. 4. Informal. To increase or seek to increase the importance or reputation of by favorable publicity: ballyhoo, boost, build up, enhance, promote, publicize, puff, talk up, tout. Slang: hype. See KNOWLEDGE.

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