jack into

verb

jacked into; jacking into; jacks into

transitive verb

: to connect to (something, such as a network or system)
Guitarists jacked into power cables …Melissa Santos
… I listened to the music in stereo sound. It was like I'd jacked into my own private universe.Peter Tieryas
: to connect (oneself or something) to (something, such as a network or system)
The Governor spent most of last week holed up at his ranch …, with no cable or satellite TV to jack him into the 24-hour news rush.Eric Pooley

Examples of jack into in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s a lot to like about brain-computer interfaces, those sci-fi-sounding devices that jack into your skull and turn neural signals into software commands. Caitlin Kelly, WIRED, 11 Mar. 2024 To keep you even more jacked into the motoverse, BMW also showed off a new set of AR driving glasses at CES. Condé Nast, WIRED, 9 Jan. 2024 Plug in one end of the adapter jack into the smartphone and then plug in a pair of wired earbuds or headphones to start rocking out to your favorite tunes. Rudie Obias, Variety, 14 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1987, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jack into was in 1987

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“Jack into.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jack%20into. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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