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- (idiomatic) To connect (an electrical device) to a plug socket.
- 2020 December 2, Paul Bigland, “My weirdest and wackiest Rover yet”, in Rail, page 65:
- I eschew the idea of plugging in my laptop to take notes and resort to old-fashioned pen and paper instead, so that I can enjoy more of the view and not be distracted by bashing a keyboard.
- (idiomatic) To familiarize and integrate (a person) into an organization.
- 1994 September 22, 'Clinical Evidence' - Fraudulent Medicare Claims in FL, ABC:
- The drivers routinely patrol these areas- welfare offices, senior centers, even street corners- asking the Medicare patients to come with them for check-ups in return for cash. […] To get plugged in, we enlisted Lizzie Green, a 75-year-old widow who lives on social security and a small pension. She agreed to be our undercover test patient.
- 2017 July 15, Dan Barnes, “Dan Barnes: Eskimos survive late scare to remain only unbeaten CFL team”, in Edmonton Journal:
- The Eskimos’ [football team] organizational depth has been tested early and often by a persistent injury bug that has claimed three starters […] and they continue to plug in new players and carry on.
- (connect an electrical device): unplug
connect an electrical device