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plug

1. noun, informal A favorable public mention or advertisement for something, as during a broadcast or interview. I'd be happy to come on your morning radio show, so long as you're willing to give my new memoir a plug on the air.
2. noun, slang A bullet or gunshot. Don't worry about the witness. A plug to the head will keep him quiet.
3. noun, slang An old, worn-out, or inferior horse. He used to have potential for the race tracks, but this old plug ain't worth the hay it costs to feed him.
4. verb, informal To publicize or advertise (something) during or as a part of something, such as a broadcast or interview. Thank you for joining me on this episode of my podcast. Do you have any upcoming projects you'd like to plug? Look, the only reason celebrities go on these talk shows is to plug their new movie or book or whatever.
5. verb, slang To shoot (someone or something) with a gun. The assassin emerged from the crowd and plugged the politician in the gut.
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plug

verb
See pluck

plug

1. n. a bite-sized, pressed mass of chewing tobacco. He put a plug in his cheek and walked away.
2. n. a drink of beer; a slug of beer. Let me have a plug out of that bottle.
3. n. a free advertisement or a commercial boost from someone for a product. (see also plugola.) I managed to get a plug on the Mike Michael show.
4. tv. to give an advertisement or commercial boost for something without having to pay for it. I want to get on that TV program and plug my new book.
5. Go to pluck.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Caption: A drill rig set-up used in plugging a well
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* Only suitable for plugging materials that have a good storage stability at room temperature because the roller coater trough capacity is 8-10 kg (with customized trays the necessary amount of plugging paste can be reduced to 3-5 kg).
Vacuum plugging. A newer method of applying plugging pastes is performed using vacuum plugging equipment in which blind and buried vias are filled.
This enabled the heated sheet to be stretched into free space by the action of the plug, and then by cooling in a jet of air, the material distribution following plugging alone could be frozen and recorded using the same procedures described for the parts.
Results from the subsequent plugging tests are shown in Figs.
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* Rolls--check vacuum rolls for plugging and wear, other rolls for wear.
When the fabrics are off, all rolls should be inspected for damage; inspect the suction rolls and the grooved rolls thoroughly for plugging. Quite often the grooved rolls are overlooked and can create problems that look as if they are fabric related."