the dial of a pressure gauge
I had to keep adjusting the radio dial to make the station come in clearly. Verb
I'm sorry. I must have dialed the wrong number. dialed 911 and asked for the police
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It’s got three presets for crushing ice, making a smoothie, or blending together an icy drink along with five different speed options—all controlled by one dial.—Tiffany Hopkins, Bon Appétit, 24 Nov. 2023 The watch features a 36 mm stainless-steel case that houses a glossy black dial, complete with gilt graphics and golden luminous material on the hands and indexes.—Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 22 Nov. 2023 What to Consider There’s no dial at the back for fine-tuning the fit.—Maggie Slepian, Travel + Leisure, 22 Nov. 2023 The steering wheels are covered in multifunction dials and buttons, which allow a driver to adjust things like brake balance, the amount of regen braking, how the rear differential locks, and more.—Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 21 Nov. 2023 As a result, watchmakers are free to dress them up with fancy complications, precious metals, and snazzy dials.—Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 12 Nov. 2023 In September the brand released Circular C, which features a bezel and dial made from recycled carbon fibers sourced from wind turbine manufacturing waste.—Laurie Brookins, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Nov. 2023 Set the dial to Bravo Sunday is of course the day of the Lord.—Jessica Roy, Los Angeles Times, 3 Nov. 2023 The 41 mm stainless-steel model debuts a green ceramic bezel and complementary lacquered dial and date window for the first time in the Chronomaster Sport family.—Cait Bazemore, Robb Report, 1 Nov. 2023
Burns and Israeli officials were dialed into the session.—Karen Deyoung, Washington Post, 22 Nov. 2023 At the Troubadour, Marshall is particularly dialed in, steadied perhaps by the Dylan material.—Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times, 20 Nov. 2023 Courtesy of Rodale Books Hand-holding for newbies Since commercial kitchens and restaurants are enormous contributors to food waste, one way to slow the tide of garbage is to cut back on dialing Uber Eats and start cooking at home.—Kendra Nordin Beato, The Christian Science Monitor, 16 Nov. 2023 Yet the anonymous caller, whom L.B. believes to be a former acquaintance with a grudge, has continued to dial in to New York’s state child welfare hotline.—Eli Hager, ProPublica, 16 Nov. 2023 DeSantis has dialed up his criticism of Trump recently and likely will continue to on stage tonight despite Trump's absence.—Eliza Collins, WSJ, 9 Nov. 2023 Other major central banks have also been dialing back their rates hikes with their inflation measures having appeared to improve.—Christopher Rugaber, Fortune, 1 Nov. 2023 The strong performance, however, complicates the fight to dial back inflation, posing a quandary for the Fed.—Max Zahn, ABC News, 14 Nov. 2023 Hathaway, styled as usual by Erin Walsh, dialed up the look’s drama with the jewels.—Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 7 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English dyal, from Medieval Latin dialis clock wheel revolving daily, from Latin dies day — more at deity