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clog up

1. To obstruct. A noun or pronoun can be used between "clog" and "up." This cold is clogging up my nose and I can hardly breathe.
2. To make constipated. A noun or pronoun can be used between "clog" and "up." That type of food always clogs me up—I was constipated for days the last time I ate it.
See also: clog, up

clog someone up

[for some kind of food] to constipate someone. This cheese clogs me up. I can't eat it. This food clogs up people who eat it.
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clog something up

[for something] to obstruct a channel or conduit. The leaves clogged the gutters up. They clogged up the gutter.
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clog up

[for a channel or conduit] to become blocked. The canal clogged up with leaves and mud.
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clog up

v.
1. To obstruct some passageway: The fallen leaves clogged up the drainpipe. The sediment clogged the pipe up.
2. To cause something to become obstructed: I clogged up the sink with some leftover food. This nagging cold has clogged my sinuses up.
3. To become obstructed: Call the plumber; the toilet clogged up again.
See also: clog, up
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Tools such as Azure Import/Export will allow users to hold back ups at the nearest Azure data center, for when an enterprise network becomes clogged up.
CLEANING A FILE This tool can become clogged up with small fragments and dust from the surface you are filing and will gradually become less effective.
CLOGGED DRILL BIT Clogged drill bit - When a drill bit is clogged up with particles of wood, simply turn the drill to reverse and hold a wire brush to the drill bit.
It is not acceptable to have a residential road, acting as a main artery of our city region, clogged up in this way.
John Latue, of MCA contractors Williams Shipping, said lessons learned from the 1996 Sea Empress disaster, when 72,000 tons of crude oil clogged up South Wales beaches when a tanker ran aground, have helped to shape current thinking about shoreline clean-ups.