clog up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v clog up become or cause to become obstructed "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall","The water pipe is backed up"
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Usage

In literature:

Clog up the gears without breaking 'em.
"The Boy Scout Treasure Hunters" by Charles Henry Lerrigo
It has a way of clogging up with dust in the summer, and rusting in the winter.
"Image of the Gods" by Alan Edward Nourse
He dragged off the trap and its clog, and went clanking up the mountain.
"The Biography of a Grizzly" by Ernest Thompson Seton
This waste matter must not be left to clog up the little openings of the tubes.
"Child's Health Primer For Primary Classes" by Jane Andrews
The leather work of a saddle should be kept clean and soft, with the stitches clearly defined, and not clogged up by grease or dirt.
"The Horsewoman" by Alice M. Hayes
Clog up the receptacle for ashes and the coal grows cold.
"Intestinal Ills" by Alcinous Burton Jamison
Then, at the last minute, we found that one of the valves feeding into the nozzle was clogged up.
"A Mixture of Genius" by Arnold Castle
Fasten your trap chain to a clog; drag a rabbit up and down the trail past the house.
"Steel Traps" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
Sit down, gentlemen, and listen to a tale that will clog your veins with dynamite and make goose shivers go up and down your spine.
"The Wood Fire in No. 3" by F. Hopkinson Smith
They lingered till the moon was up, then strolled back through the garden wearing their antique wooden clogs.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
I tried eating them, but they seemed to clog up my throat and made me feel worse than before.
"The Escaping Club" by A. J. Evans
The epoxy clogs up the works and the imps really don't like it.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
They put on their clogs and leggings, and wrapped themselves up, and stood in the hall.
"The White Peacock" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
After knowing this, we are apt to wonder why our lungs do not get clogged up with the enormous number of dust-particles.
"Meteorology" by J. G. M'Pherson
This is the proper way to use a drill, anyway, because a tooth may clog up any minute.
"Farm Mechanics" by Herbert A. Shearer
You don't want more yards, to be clogged up in turn.
"Our Railroads To-Morrow" by Edward Hungerford
If the tubes are clogged, or sealed up, it of course is impossible for the ova or eggs to reach the uterus.
"Private Sex Advice to Women" by R. B. Armitage
He was obliged to look the pent-up things he wanted to say, until such time as he could clear his clogged talking-gear.
"Atlantic Narratives" by Mary Antin
When night came they took off their clogs, and locked them up in the barn.
"A Russian Proprietor" by Lyof N. Tolstoi
The boots of the pursuers would clog up, and the mud on them would sometimes weigh doubtless two or three pounds.
"Life in Dixie during the War" by Mary A. H. Gay
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In poetry:

Death has taken me out for a swing.
At first I didn't drop from the quickstep
In his dance and clogged right along
Until he drove the tempo up.
"Dance Of Death" by Franz Werfel
But the mother and he could never agree,
And they quarrelled for hours and hours.
Once he called her a dog, so she picked up his clog,
And then came a coach filled with flowers.
"Nell" by Billy Bennett
All night the stealthy frost and fog
Conspire to slay the rich-robed weeds and flowers:
To strip of wealth the woods, and clog
With piled-up gold of leaves the creek that cowers.
"Under The Hunter’s Moon" by Madison Julius Cawein
To have the sun upon my face,
To look up through the trees,
To walk forth in the open space
And listen to the breeze,—
And not to dream the burial-place
Is clogging my weak knees.
"Heart’s Chill Between" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
"The notes of your organ have thrilled down out of view
To the earth-clogged wrecks of my edifice many a year,
Though stately and shining once — ay, long ere you
Had set up crucifix and candle here.
"Aquae Sulis" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

PORT ANGELES — The City Council has approved "move to evade " ordinance amendments to deter drivers from clogging up downtown curbside parking.
What winds up happening is a ridiculous influx of new members that clog up the gym , and generally ruin the experience for the other, who dedicate themselves all year around.
Traffic has been clogging up near the new McDonald's on North Orchard Avenue more than usual this week as crews install a new storm drain.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Failing to prevent invasive zebra and quagga mussels from clogging northern Idaho waterways could end up costing the state $100 million, officials in northern Idaho say.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho—Failing to prevent invasive zebra and quagga mussels from clogging northern Idaho waterways could end up costing the state $100 million, officials in northern Idaho say.
Shockey clogs up the Express lane with his stash of frozen dinners.
The newest Facebook spam is probably clogging up your newsfeed right now.
Even with lots of notice, many people will miss the lead-up to the big move and just assume the shop popped its clogs.
Got a handful of those parking pay box receipt/sticker dealies clogging up your dashboard.
Bloated registrations including dead people clog up voters rolls across Colorado.
Water refund gets clogged up.
Combs said investigators believe the drain on the roof was clogged, and after so much rainwater built up on the roof, it collapsed under the weight.
Streaming services allow you to play almost any track whenever you like, and they don't clog up a hard drive with permanent music files.
That means one less reality show clogging up the airwaves.
The FDA is turning up the heat on fat by requiring food labels to include artery-clogging trans fats.
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