Synonyms for clog

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : klog, klawg
Phonetic Transcription : klɒg, klɔg

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Définition of clog

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.
  • noun blockage
  • verb block, hinder
Example sentences :
  • He dragged off the trap and its clog, and went clanking up the mountain.
  • Extract from : « The Biography of a Grizzly » by Ernest Seton-Thompson
  • It seemed to clog the ears, and made breathing a deeper exercise.
  • Extract from : « Love and Lucy » by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • Then there was the clog of his body, another separate thing.
  • Extract from : « The Prussian Officer » by D. H. Lawrence
  • Without such a box, the sediment will be carried into and may clog the drain.
  • Extract from : « Handwork in Wood » by William Noyes
  • He'll haul the clog along, but he won't get many miles with it.
  • Extract from : « Ben Comee » by M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
  • Bring me that log over there, and I'll fasten it to the chain for a clog.
  • Extract from : « Ben Comee » by M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
  • Congress mean as little as possible to clog you with instructions.
  • Extract from : « The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. VIII » by Various
  • They feel as though a burden were lifted off them, a clog removed.
  • Extract from : « Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries » by Annie Besant
  • In the past months his work had seemed to clog up in details and slow down.
  • Extract from : « Security » by Ernest M. Kenyon
  • She threw down the clog, lifted one finger, and said “Pitty!”
  • Extract from : « A Pair of Clogs » by Amy Walton

Antonyms for clog

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