A pair of leather clogs painted by Vincent van Gogh




  • To block or slow passage through (often with 'up').
  • To encumber or load, especially with something that impedes motion; to hamper.
  • To burden; to trammel; to embarrass; to perplex.
  • To enforce a mortgage lender right that prevents a borrower from exercising a right to redeem.
  • To perform a clog dance.


  • Unknown; perhaps from Middle English clog ("weight attached to the leg of an animal to impede movement"). Perhaps of North Germanic origin; compare Old Norse klugu, klogo, klomp.

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