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plug something ↔ in

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishplug something ↔ in phrasal verbTEEto connect a piece of electrical equipment to the main supply of electricity, or to another piece of electrical equipment ‘Is your printer working?’ ‘Wait a minute – it’s not plugged in.’ plug→ See Verb table
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plug inAll you have to do is plug it in.Marion filled the kettle and plugged it in.Imagine trying to wire a plug while sitting in a washing machine, on its final spin cycle.This isn't really an electric car -- you don't have to plug it in, ever.The grocer had a grinder somewhere, and his wife unearthed it, dusted it down and plugged it in for me.Milken plugged the hole in the system.Co., Xilinx Inc. and Federal National Mortgage Association plugged the leak in the U.They were retained in the fax modem's memory and as soon as I plugged it in, tried to send them.
plug-inˈplug-in1 adjective [only before noun]  able to be connected to the electricity supply, or to another piece of electrical equipment a plug-in microphone
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plug-inMrs Oram bought the plug-in alarm from a baby shop in Cardiff which has since closed.Lifestreams would find your bills, and a plug-in application could crunch the data to produce a pattern.There's limited expansion potential in the plug-in card area, with just two slots available.Nowadays, computers are loaded with memory, bulging disk drives and other plug-in devices.There was a plug-in kettle, an electric ring for cooking on, and a Gideon's bible, for solace.The essence of these terminals can be changed using a plug-in personality module.All it requires is a Palm Pilot type device with a plug-in wireless network card.
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plug-inplug-in2, plugin /ˈplʌɡɪn/ noun [countable] technical  a piece of computer software that can be used in addition to existing software in order to make particular programs work properly
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plug-inTo understand what a plug-in is, try thinking of your browser as a vacuum cleaner.A plug-in is an auxiliary program that works alongside your browser.A different search might locate investments in your current portfolio, and another plug-in could rate their performance.Overall, this is a really good plug-in and a must-have for movie fans on the Net.
From Longman Business Dictionaryplug something → in phrasal verb [transitive] to connect a piece of electrical equipment to the main supply of electricity, or to another piece of electrical equipment plug→ See Verb tableplug-inˈplug-in noun [countable]COMPUTING a piece of software that can be used in addition to existing software in order to make particular programs work properly
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Verb table
plug
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyplug
he, she, itplugs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyplugged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave plugged
he, she, ithas plugged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad plugged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill plug
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have plugged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam plugging
he, she, itis plugging
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you, we, theyare plugging
Past
I, he, she, itwas plugging
you, we, theywere plugging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been plugging
he, she, ithas been plugging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been plugging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be plugging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been plugging
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