AskDefine | Define clog

Dictionary Definition



1 footwear usually with wooden soles [syn: geta, patten, sabot]
2 any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction
3 a dance performed while wearing clogs; has heavy stamping steps [syn: clog dance, clog dancing]


1 become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up" [syn: choke off, clog up, back up, congest, choke, foul] [ant: unclog]
2 dance a clog dance
3 impede the motion of, as with a chain or a burden; "horses were clogged until they were tamed"
4 impede with a clog or as if with a clog; "The market is being clogged by these operations"; "My mind is constipated today" [syn: constipate]
5 coalesce or unite in a mass; "Blood clots" [syn: clot]
6 fill to excess so that function is impaired; "Fear clogged her mind"; "The story was clogged with too many details" [syn: overload] [also: clogging, clogged]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /klɒɡ/
  • Rhymes with: -ɒɡ


  1. A type of shoe with an inflexible, often wooden sole and an open heel.
    Dutch people rarely wear clogs these days.
  2. A blockage.
    The plumber cleared the clog from the drain.

Derived terms


a type of shoe with an inflexible, often wooden sole and an open heel
  • Dutch: klomp
  • Hungarian: klumpa
  • Spanish: zueco
  • Swedish: träsko
a blockage


  1. To block or slow passage through.
    Hair is clogging the drainpipe.
    The roads are clogged with traffic.


to block or slow passage through



  • lang=ga|[kl̪ˠɔɡ]


  1. bell
  2. clock


Extensive Definition

A clog can be: The word "clog" also occurs in:
  • Clogging, a traditional type of percussive folk dance which is associated with a number of different regions across the world.
  • The Cloggies, a cartoon strip about a troop of clog dancers.
  • Clogs, a band.
  • Clogagge, past tense (Keasbey version)

See also

clog in French: Sabot (homonymie)
clog in Dutch: Hoef
clog in Dutch Low Saxon: Hoef
clog in Polish: Sabot

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

arrest, bar, barrier, bearing rein, bind, bit, blank wall, blind alley, blind gut, block, block up, blockade, blockage, bottleneck, brake, bung, caulk, cecum, chain, check, checkrein, chink, chock, choke, choke off, choke up, choking, choking off, clog up, congest, congestion, constipate, constipation, cork, costiveness, countercheck, cover, cul-de-sac, curb, curb bit, dam, dam up, damper, dance, dead end, doorstop, drag, drag sail, drift anchor, drift sail, drogue, embolism, embolus, encumber, fetter, fill, fill up, foot, foul, fox-trot, gorge, hamper, holdback, hoof, hop, impasse, impede, impediment, infarct, infarction, jam, martingale, obstacle, obstipate, obstipation, obstruct, obstruction, pack, pelham, plug, plug up, prance, remora, scotch, sea anchor, sealing off, shackle, shake, shimmy, shuffle, skip, snaffle, spile, spoke, stanch, stay, stench, stop, stop up, stoppage, stopper, stopple, strangulation, stuff, stuff up, tap-dance, trammel, trip, waltz
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