Definition of Clog up

1. Verb. Become or cause to become obstructed. "The water pipe is backed up"

Exact synonyms: Back Up, Choke, Choke Off, Clog, Congest, Foul
Specialized synonyms: Gum Up, Crap Up, Block, Choke Up, Lug, Stuff, Silt, Silt Up
Generic synonyms: Block, Close Up, Impede, Jam, Obstruct, Obturate, Occlude
Derivative terms: Backup, Clog, Congestion, Congestive
Antonyms: Unclog



Definition of Clog up

1. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) to completely physically block ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clog Up

clofarabine
clofazimine
clofedanol
clofenamide
clofenapate
cloff
cloffs
clofibrate
clofibrates
clofibric acid
clofibroyl-CoA hydrolase
clog
clog dance
clog dancer
clog dancing
clog up (current term)
clog wog
clogestone acetate
clogged
clogger
cloggers
cloggier
cloggiest
cloggily
clogginess
clogging
cloggy
clogs
clogs to clogs in three generations
clogwyn

Literary usage of Clog up

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1. A new dictionary of the English language by Charles Richardson (1839)
"ships laden with stones,")—To cloy, as app. to the appetite, is to choak or clog up the active powers of the palate : to pall, to satiate, ..."

2. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1913)
"As soon as a machine begins to clog up with dirt, whether it occurs in one month, or six months, or twelve months, windings in the slots will necessarily ..."

3. The Irrigation Age by American Irrigation Federation (1896)
"Of course it will be necessary to give the waste weir plenty of fall before its discharge,else it too will clog up. When an unusual amount of sand is ..."

4. The Georgian Era: Memoirs of the Most Eminent Persons, who Have Flourished by ---- Clarke (1832)
"A buffoon lord in waiting was very busy marshalling the circle ; and he said to me, without ceremony—'Move forward ; you clog up the door-way. ..."

5. Memoirs of the Life and Reign of King George the Third by John Heneage Jesse (1867)
"I replied with as little—' Did nobody clog up the King's doorway more than I have, there would be room for all ..."

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