transitive verb Date: circa 1775 1. a. to take a plug out of b. to remove an obstruction from 2. a. to remove (as an electric plug) from a socket or receptacle b. to disconnect from an electric circuit by removing a plug <
unplug the refrigerator

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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