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Plug vs. Chaw — What's the Difference?

Plug vs. Chaw — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Plug and Chaw

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Plug

An object, such as a cork or a wad of cloth, used to fill a hole tightly; a stopper.
Jun 01, 2022

Chaw

To chew.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

A dense mass of material that obstructs a passage.
Jun 01, 2022

Chaw

A chew, especially of tobacco.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

A usually cylindrical or conic piece cut from something larger, often as a sample.
Jun 01, 2022
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Chaw

Chewing tobacco.
When the doctor told him to quit smoking, Harvey switched to chaw, but then developed cancer of the mouth.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

A fitting, commonly with two metal prongs for insertion in a fixed socket, used to connect an appliance to a power supply.
Jun 01, 2022

Chaw

(countable) A plug or wad of chewing tobacco.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

A spark plug.
Jun 01, 2022

Chaw

(obsolete) The jaw.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

A hydrant.
Jun 01, 2022

Chaw

To chew; to grind with one's teeth; to masticate (food, or the cud)
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

A flat cake of pressed or twisted tobacco.
Jun 01, 2022

Chaw

To ruminate (about) in thought; to ponder; to consider
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

A piece of chewing tobacco.
Jun 01, 2022

Chaw

To steal.
Some pikey's chawed my bike.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

(Geology) A mass of igneous rock filling the vent of a volcano.
Jun 01, 2022

Chaw

To grind with the teeth; to masticate, as food in eating; to chew, as the cud; to champ, as the bit.
The trampling steed, with gold and purple trapped,Chawing the foamy bit, there fiercely stood.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

(Informal) A favorable public mention of a commercial product, business, or performance, especially when broadcast.
Jun 01, 2022

Chaw

To ruminate in thought; to consider; to keep the mind working upon; to brood over.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

(Slang) Something inferior, useless, or defective, especially an old, worn-out horse.
Jun 01, 2022

Chaw

As much as is put in the mouth at once; a chew; a quid.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

(Slang) A gunshot or bullet
A plug in the back.
Jun 01, 2022

Chaw

The jaw.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

A fishing lure having a hook or hooks.
Jun 01, 2022

Chaw

A wad of something chewable as tobacco
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

To fill (a hole) tightly with or as if with a plug; stop up.
Jun 01, 2022

Chaw

Chew without swallowing;
Chawtobacco
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

To insert (something) as a plug
Plugged a cork in the bottle.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

To insert in an appropriate place or position
Plug a quarter into the parking meter.
Plugged the variables into the equation.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

To hit with a bullet; shoot.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

To hit with the fist; punch.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

(Informal) To publicize (a product, for example) favorably, as by mentioning on a broadcast
Authors who plug their latest books on TV talk shows.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

To become stopped up or obstructed
A gutter that plugged up with leaves.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

(Informal) To move or work doggedly and persistently
“You may plug along fifty years before you get anywhere” (Saul Bellow).
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

(electricity) A pronged connecting device which fits into a mating socket, especially an electrical one.
I pushed the plug back into the electrical socket and the lamp began to glow again.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

(loosely) An electric socket: wall plug.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

Any piece of wood, metal, or other substance used to stop or fill a hole.
Pull the plug out of the tub so it can drain.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

(US) A flat oblong cake of pressed tobacco.
He preferred a plug of tobacco to loose chaw.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

A high, tapering silk hat.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

A worthless horse.
That sorry old plug is ready for the glue factory!
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

(dated) Any worn-out or useless article.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

A book that fails to sell.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

(construction) A block of wood let into a wall to afford a hold for nails.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

(slang) A promotion (act of promoting) a product (such as a book, film or play) or other thing (concept, etc), for example during an interview or a commercial.
During the interview, the author put in a plug for his latest novel.
She used her tour of the zoo to work in another plug for conservation.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

(geology) A body of once molten rock that hardened in a volcanic vent. Usually round or oval in shape.
Pressure built beneath the plug in the caldera, eventually resulting in a catastrophic explosion of pyroclastic shrapnel and ash.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

(fishing) A type of lure consisting of a rigid, buoyant or semi-buoyant body and one or more hooks.
The fisherman cast the plug into a likely pool, hoping to catch a whopper.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

(horticulture) A small seedling grown in a tray from expanded polystyrene or polythene filled usually with a peat or compost substrate.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

(jewellery) A short cylindrical piece of jewellery commonly worn in larger-gauge body piercings, especially in the ear.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

(slang) A drug dealer.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

A branch from a water-pipe to supply a hose.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

(aviation) A standard, modular fuselage component that can be added or removed.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

(transitive) To stop with a plug; to make tight by stopping a hole.
He attempted to plug the leaks with some caulk.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

(transitive) To blatantly mention a particular product or service as if advertising it.
The main guest on the show just kept plugging his latest movie: it got so tiresome.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

To persist or continue with something.
Keep plugging at the problem until you find a solution.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

(transitive) To shoot a bullet into something with a gun.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

To have sex with, penetrate sexually.
I’d love to plug him.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

To ingest a drug rectally
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

Any piece of wood, metal, or other substance used to stop or fill a hole; a stopple.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

A flat oblong cake of pressed tobacco.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

A high, tapering silk hat.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

A worthless horse.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

A block of wood let into a wall, to afford a hold for nails.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

To stop with a plug; to make tight by stopping a hole.
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

Blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

A wad of something chewable as tobacco
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

Blatant or sensational promotion
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

Electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric spark
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

An electrical device with two or three pins that is inserted in a socket to make an electrical connection
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

An upright hydrant for drawing water to use in fighting a fire
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

An old or over-worked horse
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

Fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug;
Plug the hole
Stop up the leak
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

Persist in working hard;
Students must plug away at this problem
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

Deliver a quick blow to;
He punched me in the stomach
Jun 01, 2022

Plug

Make a plug for; praise the qualities or in order to sell or promote
Jun 01, 2022

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