Definition of plug into in English:

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plug into

1(Of an electrical appliance) be connected to another appliance by a lead inserted in a socket: you can buy a camera which will plug into your video cassette recorder
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  • Very simplified, it's the speed that the CPU socket, where it plugs into the motherboard, runs at.
  • These CPUs plugged into a socket called Socket 754.
  • The receiver plugs into the controller socket and must match the channel number you're using.
1.1Gain or have access to a system of computerized information: we plug into the research facilities available at the institute
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  • If British troops are to fight ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with the Americans, then they have to be plugged into the same hi-tech systems.
  • It seems that our whole economy is being run by groups of people gathered in grey buildings on the edges of towns plugged into phone systems.
  • And that is what we're doing with the police department, being able to plug into their system of receivers that enhance the signal under those difficult conditions and send it on.
1.2Become knowledgeable about and involved with: the workshops are a great way to plug into radical ideas and radical groups
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  • Far from being crazy, the oil executive had simply been citing what was common knowledge to anyone properly plugged into the pace of events in southern Africa.
  • For Lischner, the experience of being plugged into an existing team showed other potential hiring weaknesses.
  • In the world of elite sport, knowledge is power, as increasingly coaches and administrators are plugging into high-tech strategies to boost performance.
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