plug into


plug into
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "plug into":
present tense I/you/we/they plug into he/she/it plugs into present participle plugging into past tense plugged into past participle plugged into
1) plug something into something to connect a piece of equipment to an electricity supply or to another piece of equipment

First plug the keyboard into your computer.

a) plug into something if a piece of equipment plugs into something, it is connected to an electricity supply or to another piece of equipment

The mouse plugs into a serial port.

b) plug into something if you plug into a larger computer system, your computer becomes connected to it and you can get information from it

Plug into computer networks and you'll find a mine of useless information.

2) plug into something to become connected or involved with someone or something and get some benefit from them

With this latest book, she is clearly hoping to plug into the international market.


English dictionary. 2014.

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