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    Default unplug something

    http://www.farnellfamily.com/sfarnell/safety/electric.html
    If you are away on vacation, or if there is a storm, unplug the electrical cords and antenna of your TV as well as those of your radio and other audio-visual appliances.

    Unplugging something means removing the plug of a piece of electrical equipment from the electricity supply, so "unplug an electrical cord" makes sense to me. Would "unplug an antenna" be okay?


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    Default Re: unplug something

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsunmoon View Post
    http://www.farnellfamily.com/sfarnell/safety/electric.html
    If you are away on vacation, or if there is a storm, unplug the electrical cords and antenna of your TV as well as those of your radio and other audio-visual appliances.

    Unplugging something means removing the plug of a piece of electrical equipment from the electricity supply, so "unplug an electrical cord" makes sense to me. Would "unplug an antenna" be okay?

    Yes, it's OK. You could also use "disconnect".

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    Default Re: unplug something

    There's also the loathsome (that is, I'm not a fan) 'verb' "to power down/off'. {Excuse me, I must just go and disinfect my keyboard...)

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    Lightning can still zap your electronics if they are "powered down."

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    Default Re: unplug something

    But I was talking about disinfectant - on the analogy of the Victorian threat to ill-spoken children: 'Don't use that word, or else I'll wash your mouth out with soap and water!'

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