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unplugged (ʌnˈplʌɡd Pronunciation for unplugged



  1. (of a performer or performance of popular music) using acoustic rather than electric instruments   ⇒ Eric Clapton unplugged, an unplugged version of the song

unplug (ʌnˈplʌɡ Pronunciation for unplug



-plugs, -plugging, -plugged (transitive)
  1. to disconnect (an electrical appliance) by taking the plug out of the socket
  2. to remove a plug or obstruction from

Example Sentences Including 'unplugged'

* On returning from holidays (the computer was unplugged ) I get an error message ``your installation is corrupted please re-install '.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2004)
According to experts they unplugged her - prematurely - 15 minutes later.
Belfast Telegraph (2004)
Branagh's unplugged performance or the play's gorilla vision of masculinity?
Spiked (2003)
Covers were going on typewriters, the coffee machine being unplugged , cupboard doors shut and locked.
Murray, Stephen Death and Transfiguration
Either that or you're having an affair and feel awkward about speaking to me just now and have deliberately unplugged it.
Bénédicte Newland and Pascale Smets AND GOD CREATED THE AU PAIR (2005)
Eventually unplugged , he continued `playing' the bass, while the keyboard player filled in his part on the bass pedals of the organ.
Tomas Graves TUNING UP AT DAWN: A Memoir of Music and Majorca (2004)
He put a teabag in a cup, unplugged the kettle and started to pour.
Higgins, Jack A Season in Hell
The next problem will be dealing with death - at what stage should such patients be " unplugged ".
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
YES, shoppers, it was Peter Beattie performing -- quite literally unplugged -- at the end of Queen Street in Brisbane yesterday.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2004)


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