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1A person or thing that clogs something.‘pore-cloggers’
- ‘I looked at the menu again and it quite clearly said you could purchase individual portions of bacon, sausage, fried eggs, beans and the usual cholesterol cloggers.’
- ‘But the donuts themselves are artery cloggers and aesthetically a mess, I think.’
- ‘It is a dietary mantra that has bordered on the fanatic: fat is a killer and a clogger and it furs your arteries.’
- ‘Hair is a common bathroom drain clogger.’
2A person who performs a clog dance.
- ‘"Grandad" was Walter Hurst of Hindley, who later had six cloggers and a shoe repairer working for him.’
- ‘Unlike the clogger, the village craftsman used a great deal of sycamore.’
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