how to pronounce clog


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clog is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of clog in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… tend to do clog up the pipes of course …”

meanings of clog


  1. A type of shoe with an inflexible, often wooden sole sometimes with an open heel.
  2. A shoe of any type.
  3. A blockage.
  4. A weight, such as a log or block of wood, attached to a person or animal to hinder motion.
  5. That which hinders or impedes motion; an encumbrance, restraint, or impediment of any kind.


  1. To block or slow passage through (often with 'up).
  2. To enforce a mortgage lender right that prevents a borrower from exercising a right to redeem.
  3. To burden; to trammel; to embarrass; to perplex.
  4. To encumber or load, especially with something that impedes motion; to hamper.
  5. To perform a clog dance.

clog frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word clog occurs in english on average 1.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics clog can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that clog can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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