HyperDic: stop_up

English > 1 sense of the expression stop up:
VERBcontactstop up, plug, securefill or close tightly with or as if with a plug
English > stop up: 1 sense > verb 1, contact
MeaningFill or close tightly with or as if with a plug.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "stop up the leak"
Synonymsplug, secure
Entailsinsert, infix, enter, introduceput or introduce into something
NarrowerchinkFill the chinks of, as with caulking
cork, cork upClose a bottle with a cork
stopper, stoppleClose or secure with or as if with a stopper
tamponplug with a tampon
Broaderclose, fill upFill or stop up
Spanishtapar, taponar
Catalanobturar, tapar

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