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tune in

1. To adjust a radio or television to listen to or watch a particular broadcast. 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. I haven't tuned in to the news for years. I just find it so depressing.
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tuned in

Aware of, responsive to, or able to understand (someone or something). A lot of parent's 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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tune something in

to adjust a radio or television set so that something can be received. Couldyou tune the newscast in? Please tune in the station a little better.
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tune in

 (on someone or something) and tune in (to someone or something)
1. Lit. to adjust a radio or television set to receive a broadcast of someone or something. Let's tune in on the late news. I don't want to tune in tonight.
2. and tune in (to something) Fig. to pay attention to someone or something. I just can't tune in on these professors. I listen and I try, but I just can't tune in.
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tune in

(to something) Go to tune in (on someone or something).
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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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tune in

1. Adjust a receiver to receive a particular program or signals at a particular frequency, as in Tune in tomorrow, folks, for more up-to-date news. [Early 1900s]
2. Be aware or responsive, as in She's really tuned in to teenagers. [1920s] For an antonym, see tune out.
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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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tune in

v.
1. To connect to or start receiving a particular broadcast station or program: Millions of viewers tuned in at 6:00 for the football game.
2. To become aware of or responsive to someone or something: It wasn't until after the disaster that I really tuned in to what was happening overseas.
3. To cause someone to become aware of or responsive to someone or something: One of my classmates tuned me in to politics.
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tune in

verb
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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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