Share this entry

Share this page

dial something in (or into)

Definition of dial something in or into in English:

1Indicate or regulate by means of a dial: you’re expected to dial in volume and tone settings
More example sentences
  • As the day wore on I noticed we had to dial in more elevation and although we were still making consistent hits at 300 yards I suspected we had shot the barrel out.
  • You can dial in contrast, brightness, and individual RGB levels for the incoming signal from a PC's graphics card.
  • We also really liked being able to dial in different effects from the NSP engine depending on the type of audio material we were listening to.
1.1Include or add: the car has a lot of understeer dialled into the suspension
More example sentences
  • After living with three kitchens in less than two years, I have dialed in many of my future kitchen's must-haves.
  • In addition, Toyota's engineers have dialed in a comfortable seatback angle, which means long trips in the back seats are enjoyable.
  • Argue the point all you want, but virtually every modern car bar the hardest TVRs have understeer dialled in to safeguard the occupants.
See parent entry: dial

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure