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When something is stuck or blocking the free passage of water, air, traffic, etc., we use the word "clog" to describe the situation. You can use it as a noun or as a a verb:

This is what "clog" looks like as a verb:

  • There's something clogging up the sink.
  • A big truck is clogging the intersection and no one can move.
  • My nose is all clogged up with mucus. (You can also say, "My nose is all stuffed up." That's probably more popular.)

bathrub The bathtub is clogged with hair, so I have to use a plunger to fix it.

This is what "clog" looks like as a noun:

  • There's a clog in the sink.
  • The clog was removed with a drain opener.


Note: You can also use the word "clog" when describing a type of wooden shoe--usually worn by women:

clogs These are clogs.

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December 27, 201







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