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Date: Jun 30 2021


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“I just think it’s healthy to unplug every once in a while!”

- Actor Matthew McConaughey, talking about the vacation he and his girlfriend recently took to Brazil. (US Weekly)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

relax, disconnect, take a break

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

These days, many people’s lives revolve around technology. We can’t imagine what it would be like without our iPhones, iPods, and iMacs. We spend all day in front of the computer, and the minute we get home from work, we turn on the TV. We depend on technology to do so many things for us, but sometimes it feels like our gadgets are controlling us.

That’s why it’s a good idea to unplug every once in a while. Things like TVs and computers need to be plugged in to an electrical socket, so to unplug literally means to turn something off. But people can unplug themselves, too, by stepping away from their computer screens, turning their phones off, and taking a break from their responsibilities. Matthew McConaughey and his girlfriend are lucky. They recently unplugged by taking a vacation in Brazil.

A couple expressions similar to unplug are to tune out, or ignore what’s happening around you, and to unwind, or relax. Hanging out on the beach in Brazil is a pretty good way to unplug, unwind, and tune out all at once.

Strangely, plugged in is another slang expression, but it doesn’t quite mean the opposite of unplugged. Someone who’s really plugged in knows a lot about what’s going on, or is really in the know. You can be plugged in about specific things, as in, “Tom’s really plugged in to the local music scene,” or, “Rebecca doesn’t have many friends and isn’t very plugged in at her company.” You could even be really plugged in about how to unplug.


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“My wife and I haven’t taken a vacation and unplugged since our honeymoon.
After work, I like to kick back, unplug, and take a long bath.


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

VOLTS to disconect of any kind of work, preocupation, trouble.
by VOLTSSuper Member!
destroyer7 in this sentence i guess it means that just loosen up or get some rest so that you'll get a second wind or something..
by destroyer7
Sezai cutting the connection from everything for a while
by Sezai
Dani J. take a rest to renew himself or herself
by Dani J.
vanishou To make a pause,to disconnect oneself from our daily stressing life in order to have a rest.
by vanishou
banmaixanh leave the dynamic life and take a vacation in peace. in my country people sometimes call that "live slowly"
by banmaixanh
pocwarqa to relax and forgot about things we have to do.
by pocwarqa
Unplug mean that somebody want to cut out from everybody people and have some timebreak(I mean vacation)
by invisible17
evelyn_BR to leave and forget everything: problems, family work and relax.
by evelyn_BR
arefsnoopy i think he means to get rid of his worries and forget about the troubles of life, then he will be carefree.
by arefsnoopy
s.gamze ı think ıt is loosing contact by willingly with everyone else and everybody,
by s.gamze
unplug imho means to stop whatever you've been doing, take a break from your usual routine.
by alexander pup

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They always work hard in their education and do not waste their time in other activities. They always learn their education from rush my essay review and they never waste their time. Time is very important for the development of a person.

11:41 AM Jun 29 2015 |


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06:18 AM Jan 16 2009 |




When I’m not working certainty I’m unplugged! Usually I have no problems that bore me,so I hope to live some a hundred years! hehe :D

11:02 PM Jan 13 2009 |




i try to unplugged myself..

02:17 PM Jan 09 2009 |



Saudi Arabia

I really have to take a vacation and unplugged myself for a while ;)

01:19 PM Jan 09 2009 |

Leo wang

Leo wang


it’s really great!

03:03 AM Jan 09 2009 |



People really need to unplug sometimes, so do my phones, ipod, laptop …

01:23 AM Jan 09 2009 |



Nowadays we really need to unplug for a while.It seems that we connt live witrhout these new gadgets and we are completely exausted in front of TVs and computers.

11:35 PM Jan 08 2009 |



Unplug is give a rest to our problems, go to the beach and forget about everything in the world….just be with that one who we like to be with and to do!!!
and i´m from brazil so i know what i´m talking about

11:02 PM Jan 08 2009 |


Saudi Arabia

i really like it ( unplug ) i even told my sis about it and we both are falling in love with it :P

06:32 PM Jan 08 2009 |



disconnect someone’s routine life, more focus on the relaxation of the spirit. Being unplugged once a while this year is my dream.

04:21 PM Jan 08 2009 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Unplug : You need to eliminate most of things that preoccupy yours to be refresh .

02:32 PM Jan 08 2009 |




Cool! everyone should have these moments in life! that’s absolutely so healthy! getting back to basics is a great idea!!

01:33 PM Jan 08 2009 |




interesting lesson:)

09:26 AM Jan 08 2009 |




to disconnect (an electrical appliance) by taking the plug out of the socket hehe

08:20 AM Jan 08 2009 |

Ina Wong

Ina Wong


Good idea! I won’t feel lonly with books even without cellphone or computer at all!

05:43 AM Jan 08 2009 |




After intensely preparing for finals and papers, I decided to unplug and embrace the nature to take a fresh breath.

01:46 AM Jan 08 2009 |

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