From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinsertin‧sert1 /ɪnˈsɜːt $ -ɜːrt/ ●○○AWL verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1PUTto put something inside or into something elseinsert something in/into/between something 🔊 His hand shook slightly as he inserted the key into the lock.2TCADDto add something to the middle of a document or piece of writinginsert something in/into/between something 🔊 His manager inserted a new clause into his contract. 🔊 Insert your comments in the space below.→ See Verb table
insertin‧sert2 /ˈɪnsɜːt $ -ɜːrt/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1TCNprintedpages that are put inside a newspaper or magazine in order to advertise something 🔊 a six-page insert on computer software2IN/INSIDEsomething that is designed to be put inside something else 🔊 He wore special inserts in his shoes to make him look taller.
Examples from the Corpus
insert• Application forms will be circulated as an insert in the May edition of Chemistry in Britain.• Look for the couponinserts in Sunday's paper.• The use of gas-assisted injection-moulding allowed a lighterstructure without metal inserts.• Maybe a sideways knit, diagonal knit, collar or insert?• Bernstein briefedBill Brady, the night metropolitaneditor, and proposed a two-paragraph insert.• The Tri-X table comes with glass, granite, or steelinserts.• On most machines, the insert ends automatically as the counterreacheszero again.• The squarebracket shows the position of the insert.From Longman Business Dictionaryinsertin‧sert1 /ɪnˈsɜːt-ɜːrt/ verb [transitive]1to put something inside or into something elseinsert something in/into/between somethingHe inserted a sheet of paper into the printer.2to add something new to a piece of writinginsert something in/into somethingHis manager inserted a new clause into his contract.→ See Verb tableinsertin‧sert2 /ˈɪnsɜːt-ɜːrt/ noun [countable]MARKETINGa sheet containing information or an advertisement that is put inside a newspaper or magazine SYN insertionThis year the company plans to spend $17.9 million on ads, including newspaper inserts.