October 28, 2020
Learner's Word of the Day
plug in /ˈplʌg ɪn/ phrasal verb
plug in
/ˈplʌg ɪn/
phrasal verb

plugs in; plugged in; plugging in

Plugging an electric cord in a wall socket
Plugging an electric cord in a wall socket
Learner's definition of PLUG IN

1 plug (something) in or plug in (something) : to connect (something, such as a lamp or television) to an electrical source or to another device by using a plug

  • Don't plug the stereo in yet.

  • He plugged in the lamp.

  • The microphone isn't plugged in.

2 : to put (information, such as a word or number) in something

  • The form has spaces where you just plug in [=insert] your name and address.

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