plughole

plughole
plughole NOUN Brit. a hole at the lowest point of a bath or sink, through which the water drains away.

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  • plughole — plug|hole [ˈplʌghəul US houl] n BrE 1.) the hole in a bath or ↑sink that the water flows out of, and which you can put a plug into American Equivalent: drain 2.) go down the plughole informal a) if work or effort goes down the plughole, it is… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • plughole — [[t]plʌ̱ghoʊl[/t]] plugholes 1) N COUNT A plughole is a small hole in a bath or sink which allows the water to flow away and into which you can put a plug. [BRIT] (in AM, use drain) 2) PHRASE: V inflects If you say that something has gone down… …   English dictionary

  • plughole — noun (C) BrE 1 a hole in a bath or sink where water can flow out, which you can put a plug 1 (2) into; drain 2 (1) AmE 2 go down the plughole a) if work or effort goes down the plughole it is completely wasted: Two years of hard work went right… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • plughole — UK [ˈplʌɡˌhəʊl] / US [ˈplʌɡˌhoʊl] noun [countable] Word forms plughole : singular plughole plural plugholes British a hole at the bottom of a sink or bath where water flows out and where you put a plug • go down the plughole …   English dictionary

  • plughole — noun Brit. a hole at the lowest point of a bath or sink, down which waste water drains away. Phrases go down the plughole informal be unsuccessful, lost, or wasted …   English new terms dictionary

  • plughole — /ˈplvghoʊl/ (say plvghohl) noun 1. a hole, especially in a bath, basin, etc., through which water drains when the plug is removed. –phrase 2. down the plughole, Colloquial wasted (as effort, money, etc.); ruined …  

  • plughole — noun The hole at the bottom of a sink or tub, which can be blocked using a plug …   Wiktionary

  • plughole — plug|hole [ plʌg,houl ] noun count BRITISH a DRAIN in a SINK or BATHTUB …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • plughole — n. opening that is blocked, opening that is stopped with a cap or plug …   English contemporary dictionary

  • plughole — [ˈplʌgˌhəʊl] noun [C] British a hole at the bottom of a SINK or bath where water flows out and where you put a plug …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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