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type in

To use a physical or virtual keyboard in order to input some information. A noun or pronoun can be used between "type" and "in." I always make sure no one is nearby when I type in my password to log in to my computer at work. Here, type your number in on my phone so that I can get in touch with you later.
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type in

v.
To input something into a computer or similar device by typing: You can type in your query when the prompt appears on the screen. Type your name in and click the button to access your account.
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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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