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Synonyms for clog
klɒg, klɔg

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    footwear usually with wooden soles

    wooden shoe, geta, patten, clog dancing, sabot, clog dance


  2. clog(noun)

    any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction

    geta, patten, clog dancing, sabot, clog dance


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

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

    geta, patten, clog dancing, sabot, clog dance


  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"

    contaminate, drop dead, strangle, pop off, gag, buy the farm, give-up the ghost, clot, choke, foul, throttle, support, cash in one's chips, fret, befoul, kick the bucket, expire, choke off, back, pass away, perish, croak, conk, asphyxiate, defile, clog up, back up, snuff it, decease, maculate, back down, go, choke down, constipate, pass, exit, back off, die, pollute, suffocate, overload, congest, scrag, stifle, choke back


  5. clog(verb)

    dance a clog dance

    overload, back up, choke off, foul, constipate, clot, clog up, congest, choke


  6. clog(verb)

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

    "horses were clogged until they were tamed"

    overload, back up, choke off, foul, constipate, clot, clog up, congest, choke


  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"

    overload, back up, choke off, foul, constipate, clot, clog up, congest, choke, bind


  8. clog, clot(verb)

    coalesce or unite in a mass

    "Blood clots"

    overload, back up, choke off, curdle, foul, constipate, clot, clog up, coagulate, clabber, congest, choke


  9. clog, overload(verb)

    fill to excess so that function is impaired

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

    overload, back up, choke off, overcharge, foul, constipate, clot, clog up, congest, choke, surcharge


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. clog

    To hinder is to keep from action, progress, motion, or growth, or to make such action, progress, motion, or growth later in beginning or completion than it would otherwise have been. An action is prevented by anything that comes in before it to make it impossible; it is hindered by anything that keeps it from either beginning or ending so soon as it otherwise would, or as expected or intended. It is more common, however, to say that the start is delayed, the progress hindered. An action that is hindered does not take place at the appointed or appropriate time; that which is prevented does not take place at all; to hinder a thing long enough may amount to preventing it. A railroad-train may be hindered by a snow-storm from arriving on time; it may by special order be prevented from starting. To retard is simply to make slow by any means whatever. To obstruct is to hinder, or possibly to prevent advance or passage by putting something in the way; to oppose or resist is to hinder, or possibly to prevent by directly contrary or hostile action, resist being the stronger term and having more suggestion of physical force; obstructed roads hinder the march of an enemy, tho there may be no force strong enough to oppose it; one opposes a measure, a motion, an amendment, or the like; it is a criminal offense to resist an officer in the discharge of his duty; the physical system may resist the attack of disease or the action of a remedy. Compare CONQUER; IMPEDIMENT; OBSTRUCT.

    See synonyms for QUICKEN.

    baffle, balk, bar, block, check, counteract, delay, embarrass, encumber, foil, frustrate, hamper, hinder, impede, interrupt, obstruct, oppose, prevent, resist, retard, stay, stop, thwart

    Hinder one in his progress; from acting promptly; by opposition.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. clog(v. a.)

    trammel, shackle, fetter

  2. clog(v. a.)

    obstruct, impede, hinder, restrain, embarrass, cumber, encumber, CLAM

  3. clog(n.)

    trammel, fetter, shackle, drag weight, dead weight

  4. clog(n.)

    impediment, encumbrance, hinderance, obstacle, obstruction, check, drawback

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. clog(n)

    shackle, dragweight, deadweight, encumbrance, sabot, chopine

  2. clog(v)

    impede, hamper, encumber, restrain, obstruct

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "clog":

    hoof, obstruct

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How to use clog in a sentence?

  1. Larry Orton:

    It could be easily equipped to handle drainline stoppages, we have a number of different snakes—some with cameras, some with extended cables—that we use, depending on the clog. We could fit all the snakes and some repair materials on the City Express, along with a larger sewer machine and pressure-jetting equipment. I would rig the van with a winch to help unload the heavier equipment and bins for materials. And the dual side doors make access from either side excellent. You don’t need to crawl all over everything to get what you need. It would be the ideal specialized vehicle for that.

  2. 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.

  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. 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.

  5. 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.

Translations for clog

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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