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[pluhgd-in] /ˈplʌgdˈɪn/
adjective, Informal.
closely connected; in touch with what is going on; informed; involved:
He's one of the more plugged-in advisers at State House.
Origin of plugged-in
1955-60, for literal sense Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In a more relaxed, less plugged-in era, office workers would rise up midday to break away.
  • The draw could be the communal experience, or it could be the feeling that you belong to a fraternity of the plugged-in.
  • But now the productive potential of millions of plugged-in enthusiasts is attracting the attention of old-line businesses, too.
  • Perpetually plugged-in youngsters are more likely to suffer poor psychological health.
  • Many firms are high-tech, flexible and plugged-in globally.
  • Do not hold fingers on the switch button while carrying a plugged-in tool.
  • Using the current estimates of battery life and cost, only the dynamically plugged-in pathway was cost-effective to the consumer.
British Dictionary definitions for plugged-in


(slang) up-to-date; abreast of the times
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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