Clog

Definition of Clog

Pronunciation: klǒgd
n.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.
- Harvey.
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.
v. t.1.To encumber or load, especially with something that impedes motion; to hamper.
[imp. & p. p. Clogged (klǒgd); p. pr. & vb. n. Clogging.]
The winds of birds were clogged with ace and snow.
- Dryden.
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.
- Addison.
You 'll rue the time
That clogs me with this answer.
- Shak.
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.

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