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clog / kläg; klôg/ • n. 1. a shoe with a thick wooden sole. 2. an encumbrance or impediment: a clog in the system. • v. (clogged , clog·ging ) [tr.] fill or block with an accumulation of thick, wet matter: the gutters were clogged up with leaves. ∎  [intr.] become blocked in this way: too much fatty food makes your arteries clog up. ∎  fill up or crowd (something) so as to obstruct passage: tourists clog the roads in summer.

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clog (dial.) block of wood XIV; wooden-soled shoe XV. of unkn. orig.
Hence clog vb. fetter, hamper, encumber. XIV.

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