tuned in

tune in

1. To watch or listen to a particular broadcast. The term originates from the need to "tune" a radio or television to a specific station or channel for a particular program. Be sure to tune in tomorrow, when we'll have the results of the big contest! We have over 2 million viewers tuning in to our show every week.
2. To pay attention to, become aware of, or be responsive (to someone or something). My father never tuned in when we were growing up. Our mother essentially raised us on her own. Would you mind tuning in to your brother for a little while? I need to go get dinner ready.
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tuned in

Aware of, responsive to, or able to understand (someone or something). A lot of parents aren't tuned in to their kids' real desires or ambitions. I don't know what's wrong with him, but Jim hasn't been tuned in lately at all.
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tuned in

aware; up-to-date. Jan is tuned in and alert to what is going on around her. Hey, Jill! Get tuned in, why don'tyou?
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tuned in

aware of or able to understand something. informal
1994 Today's Parent It is more important to be tuned in to your child's needs than to be the boss.
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tuned in

mod. aware; up-to-date. Jan is tuned in and alert to what is going on around her.
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Held at Redcar seafront's Tuned In, on Majuba Road, Redcar, the panto is ideal for a family day out.
9 million viewers tuned in to see an edition with Alexander Armstrong hosting the show.