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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
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  • 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
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  • There's nothing basic or unrefined about the little hatchback, but the engineers have managed to dial in great dollops of fun.
  • Don't even think about stepping onto a glacier until you've dialed in these mountaineering skills.
  • Argue the point all you want, but virtually every modern car bar the hardest TVRs have understeer dialled in to safeguard the occupants.
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