plug (something) into (something)

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plug (something) into (something)

1. To insert something into something else, as to achieve a certain function or drawn an electrical charge. I need to plug my phone into a charger or the battery will die. Don't turn the power on until after you've plugged the cartridge into the console.
2. To connect something to an online network or system. You can plug your computer, tablet, or phone into the airport's Wi-Fi for free. The update should begin automatically so long as your account remains plugged into the company network.
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plug something into something (and plug something in)

to connect something to something else, usually by connecting wires together with a plug and socket. Plug this end of the wire into the wall. Plug in the lamp and turn it on.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

plug into

To insert a part of some object into an outlet, socket, or some other receptacle, especially to make a mechanical or electrical connection: Plug the iron into the electrical outlet. I plugged the speakers into the back of the receiver.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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