Synonyms of clogging


1. clog, choke off, clog up, back up, congest, choke, foul, obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up

usage: become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up"

2. clog, dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe

usage: dance a clog dance

3. clog, restrain, encumber, cumber, constrain

usage: impede the motion of, as with a chain or a burden; "horses were clogged until they were tamed"

4. clog, constipate, slow, slow down, slow up

usage: impede with a clog or as if with a clog; "The market is being clogged by these operations"; "My mind is constipated today"

5. clog, clot, coalesce

usage: coalesce or unite in a mass; "Blood clots"

6. clog, overload, fill, fill up, make full

usage: fill to excess so that function is impaired; "Fear clogged her mind"; "The story was clogged with too many details"


1. clogging, hindering, impeding, obstructive, preventive (vs. permissive), preventative

usage: preventing movement; "the clogging crowds of revelers overflowing into the street"

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