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  Dictionary Definition of clog

verb ( clogged, clogging )

-- verb (t)
1. to encumber; hamper; hinder.
2. to hinder or obstruct, especially by sticky matter; choke up.
-- verb (i)
3. to become clogged, encumbered, or choked up.
4. to stick; stick together.
-- noun
5. anything that impedes motion or action; an encumbrance; a hindrance.
6. a heavy block, as of wood, fastened to a man or beast to impede movement.
7. a kind of shoe with a thick sole usually of wood.
8. a similar but lighter shoe worn in the clog dance.
9. a thick piece of wood.
10. Law in equity of redemption, any provision in a mortgage which prevents or obstructs the mortgagor's right to redeem his or her property on payment of the debt; such a provision is void.
[ME clog, clogge; origin uncert.]
-- cloggy, adjective