jack in


jacked in; jacking in; jacks in

intransitive verb

: to connect to something (such as a network or system)
So I got home … and flipped open my laptop. I jacked in and started surfing the Net.Dana Kennedy
It struck me that part of the reason we always stay jacked in is that we want everyone—at the other end of the phone, on Facebook and Twitter, on the web, on email—to know that we are part of the now.David Carr

Word History

First Known Use

1995, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jack in was in 1995

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“Jack in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jack%20in. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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