Synonyms of plug in English:

plug


See definition of plug

noun

1‘she pulled out the plug and the liquid drained away’

SYNONYMS

stopper, bung, cork, Seal, spigot, spile

North American stopple

2‘a plug of tobacco’

SYNONYMS

wad, quid, twist, chew

North American informal chaw

rare pigtail, cud, cake

3‘he put in a plug for his new book’

SYNONYMS

piece of publicity, favourable mention, advertisement, promotion, recommendation, mention, good word, commercial

informal hype, push, puff, ad, boost, ballyhoo

British informal advert


verb

1‘plug the holes with dowels’

SYNONYMS

seal, seal off, seal up, close, close off, close up, cork, stopper, bung, block, block off, block up, pack, stuff

North American stopple

2‘he plugged his new film’

SYNONYMS

publicize, promote, give publicity to, advertise, mention, give a mention to, write up, build up, bang the drum for, beat the drum for, commend, draw attention to

informal hype, hype up, push, puff, boost

3‘don't say a word or I'll plug you’

SYNONYMS

shoot, hit, shoot down, gun down, pick off

informal blast, pump full of lead


Phrases

    pull the plug on

      ‘we pulled the plug on the new product line and laid off about 90 employees’

      SYNONYMS

      discontinue, wind up, stop, end, terminate, abort, bring to an end, put an end to, put a stop to, finish, bring to a halt, call a halt to, cancel, drop, dispense with, do away with, get rid of, abolish

      informal

      suspend, interrupt, break off, phase out, withdraw

      informal

      abandon, give up, cease, refrain from

      informal

      cut, axe, scrap, give something the chop, knock something on the head, leave off, pack in

      North American informal

      quit

      informal, rare

      intermit

    plug away

      ‘he plugged away at his writing’

      SYNONYMS

      toil, labour, toil away, plod away, work away, slave away, soldier on with, persevere with, persist with, keep on with, plough on with, hammer away, grind away

      informal

      slog away, beaver away, peg away

      archaic, informal

      drudge away

      plug