Definitions for: Clog

[n] a dance performed while wearing clogs; has heavy stamping steps
[n] any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction
[n] footwear usually with wooden soles
[v] fill to excess so that function is impaired; "Fear clogged her mind"; "The story was clogged with too many details"
[v] coalesce or unite in a mass; "Blood clots"
[v] impede with a clog or as if with a clog; "The market is being clogged by these operations"; "My mind is constipated today"
[v] impede the motion of, as with a chain or a burden; "horses were clogged until they were tamed"
[v] become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up"
[v] dance a clog dance

Webster (1913) Definition: Clog, n. [OE. clogge clog, Scot. clag, n., a clot, v., to
to obstruct, cover with mud or anything adhesive; prob. of
the same origin as E. clay.]
1. That which hinders or impedes motion; hence, an
encumbrance, restraint, or impediment, of any kind.

All the ancient, honest, juridical principles and
institutions of England are so many clogs to check
and retard the headlong course of violence and
opression. --Burke.

2. A weight, as a log or block of wood, attached to a man or
an animal to hinder motion.

As a dog . . . but chance breaks loose, And quits
his clog. --Hudibras.

A clog of lead was round my feet. --Tennyson.

3. A shoe, or sandal, intended to protect the feet from wet,
or to increase the apparent stature, and having,
therefore, a very thick sole. Cf. Chopine.

In France the peasantry goes barefoot; and the
middle sort . . . makes use of wooden clogs.

Clog almanac, a primitive kind of almanac or calendar,
formerly used in England, made by cutting notches and
figures on the four edges of a clog, or square piece of
wood, brass, or bone; -- called also a Runic staff, from
the Runic characters used in the numerical notation.

Clog dance, a dance performed by a person wearing clogs, or
thick-soled shoes.

Clog dancer.

Clog, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clogged; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To encumber or load, especially with something that
impedes motion; to hamper.

The winds of birds were clogged with ace and snow.

2. To obstruct so as to hinder motion in or through; to choke
up; as, to clog a tube or a channel.

3. To burden; to trammel; to embarrass; to perplex.

The commodities are clogged with impositions.

You 'll rue the time That clogs me with this answer.

Syn: Impede; hinder; obstruct; embarrass; burden; restrain;

Clog, v. i.
1. To become clogged; to become loaded or encumbered, as with
extraneous matter.

In working through the bone, the teeth of the saw
will begin to clog. --S. Sharp.

2. To coalesce or adhere; to unite in a mass.

Move it sometimes with a broom, that the seeds clog
not together. --Evelyn.

Synonyms: back up, choke, choke off, clog dance, clog dancing, clog up, clot, congest, constipate, foul, geta, overload, patten, sabot

Antonyms: unclog

See Also: block, choke up, close up, coalesce, constrain, crap up, cumber, dance, encumber, encumbrance, fill, fill up, footgear, footwear, gum up, hindrance, hitch, impede, incumbrance, interference, jam, lug, make full, obstruct, obturate, occlude, preventative, preventive, restrain, silt, silt up, slow, slow down, slow up, stuff, tap dance, tap dancing, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe

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