Clog vs Restraint - What's the difference?

clog | restraint | Synonyms |

Clog is a synonym of restraint.


As nouns the difference between clog and restraint

is that clog is a type of shoe with an inflexible, often wooden sole sometimes with an open heel while restraint is (countable) something that restrains, ties, fastens or secures.

As a verb clog

is to block or slow passage through (often with 'up' ).

clog

English

Noun

(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

    Verb

  • 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.

    restraint

    Noun

  • (countable) something that restrains, ties, fastens or secures
  • Make sure all the restraints are tight.
  • (uncountable) control or caution; reserve
  • Try to exercise restraint when talking to your boss.
  • * November 2 2014 , Daniel Taylor, " Sergio Ag├╝ero strike wins derby for Manchester City against 10-man United," guardian.co.uk
  • City will feel nonplussed when they review the tape and Pellegrini had to summon all his restraint in the post-match interviews.