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plug (oneself) in (to something)

to become attached to something; to become attached to some sort of network or system. As soon as I have plugged my laptop into the local network, I will have access to the Internet. I plugged myself into the computer network and began to communicate quickly and efficiently.
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plug in

v.
1. To insert a part of some object into another, especially to make a mechanical or electrical connection: He plugged in the iron and waited for it to get hot. If you don't plug the phone in, you won't get any telephone calls.
2. To function by being mechanically or electrically connected to another object: That radio plugs in, but it can also run on batteries.
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Plug Ins represents over 400 leading brands through an established network of eight stores located in popular shopping destinations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.
An Al-Futtaim group company, PLUG INS represents over 400 leading brands through an established network of eight stores located in popular shopping destinations: Dubai Festival City, The Dubai Mall, Al-Ghurair City, Mall of the Emirates, Deira City Centre, two stores in Abu Dhabi Marina Mall and Al Wahda Mall.
In addition, there is a buy-back offer where customers can exchange their old mobile phones, smartphones, tablets or camera at the stand or at any Plug Ins store.
Sean Connor, general manager of Plug Ins, said: "We are extremely excited to participate in spring Gitex Shopper.