tune in

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tune in (to (sth)) definition


  1. in.
    to become alert to something. : She tuned in to the comments about acid rain.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Idioms & Phrases

tune in

  1. Adjust a receiver to receive a particular program or signals at a particular frequency, as in Tune in tomorrow, folks, for more up-to-date news. [Early 1900s]

  2. Be aware or responsive, as in She's really tuned in to teenagers. [1920s] For an antonym, see tune out.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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