Still, the Ram is headstrong, able to tune out the voices of his detractors.
Maybe my Twitter time-out is an overreaction to the kind of mindless garbage that many folks have learned to tune out.
Kamila gazed through the window and tried to tune out the conversations around her.
I'm quite good on the harmonica, and can get a tune out of most musical instruments, so long as the tune is “Oh Susannah.”
She called on advocates, though, to turn down or tune out that noise.
They've tried it together before now, an' there ain't anything but a Fox will run so straight and fetch such a tune out of Turk.
But, if it has been a dream, how could I have learned to hum that tune out of Dinorah?
A very few trials on your part and you will be able to tune in or tune out any station you can hear, if not too close or powerful.
No, no; nothin' like squeezin' a tune out of an ould sow by pulling the tail at her.
And the thing I was spoiling for was a tune out of the pipes or the fiddle.
late 14c., "a musical sound, a succession of musical notes," unexplained variant of tone. Meaning "state of being in proper pitch" is from mid-15c.
"bring into a state of proper pitch," c.1500, from tune (n.). Non-musical meaning "to adjust an organ or receiver" is recorded from 1887. Verbal phrase tune in in reference to radio (later also TV) is recorded from 1913; figurative sense of "become aware" is recorded from 1926. Tune out "to eliminate radio reception" is recorded from 1908; figurative sense of "disregard, stop heeding" is from 1928. Related: Tuned; tuning.
Possessed or practiced upon sexually; be had
[1970s+ Canadian teenagers; perhaps related to earlier British and Australian tune, ''beat, hit,'' hence semantically to bang]