Clog vs Restrain - What's the difference?

clog | restrain | Synonyms |

Clog is a synonym of restrain.

As verbs the difference between clog and restrain

is that clog is to block or slow passage through (often with 'up' ) while restrain is   to control or keep in check.

As a noun clog

is a type of shoe with an inflexible, often wooden sole sometimes with an open heel.

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(en noun) (wikipedia clog)
  • A type of shoe with an inflexible, often wooden sole sometimes with an open heel.
  • Dutch people rarely wear clog s these days.
  • A blockage.
  • The plumber cleared the clog from the drain.
  • (UK, colloquial) A shoe of any type.
  • * 1987 , :
  • Withnail: I let him in this morning. He lost one of his clog s.
  • A weight, such as a log or block of wood, attached to a person or animal to hinder motion.
  • * Hudibras
  • As a dog by chance breaks loose, / And quits his clog .
  • * Tennyson
  • A clog of lead was round my feet.
  • That which hinders or impedes motion; an encumbrance, restraint, or impediment of any kind.
  • * Burke
  • All the ancient, honest, juridical principles and institutions of England are so many clogs to check and retard the headlong course of violence and oppression.

    Derived terms

    * clogs to clogs in three generations * pop one's clogs


  • To block or slow passage through (often with 'up' ).
  • Hair is clogging the drainpipe.
    The roads are clogged up with traffic.
  • To encumber or load, especially with something that impedes motion; to hamper.
  • * Dryden
  • The wings of winds were clogged with ice and snow.
  • To burden; to trammel; to embarrass; to perplex.
  • * Addison
  • The commodities are clogged with impositions.
  • * Shakespeare
  • You'll rue the time / That clogs me with this answer.




    (en verb)
  •   To control or keep in check.
  •   To deprive of liberty.
  •   To restrict or limit.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-05-17
  • , author=George Monbiot, authorlink=George Monbiot , title=Money just makes the rich suffer , volume=188, issue=23, page=19 , magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) citation , passage=In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. […]  The public realm is privatised, the regulations restraining the ultra-wealthy and the companies they control are abandoned, and Edwardian levels of inequality are almost fetishised.}}



    Derived terms

    * restraint


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