tune in


Definition of tune in

transitive verb

: to listen to or view a broadcast of tuned in the weather report

intransitive verb

1 : to listen to or view a broadcast tune in next week for the conclusion
2 : to associate oneself with what is happening or one's surroundings

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Cable subscribers can also use their login to tune in via NBC Live on their laptops or devices. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "How to Watch and Live Stream the Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting 2018," 27 Nov. 2018 Two thousand guests joined the couple at the Abbey, including Nancy Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, while a television audience of 500 million tuned in on the wedding day. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "A Complete Timeline of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson's Relationship," 8 Oct. 2018 Like Meyers, there were many more guests eager to tune in, but for Mariska Hargitay, the Law & Order cornerstone, this year marks a personal milestone: season 20. Zachary Weiss, Vogue, "NBC and the Cinema Society Celebrated Everything We’ll Be Binge-Watching This Season," 21 Sep. 2018 Deadline reported 327,000 tuned in to watch the premiere. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "Sacha Baron Cohen's controversies: From 'Borat' lawsuits to box office flops," 7 Aug. 2018 So far only, Brooklyn, N.Y., has a date to tune in on: July 11. Lisa Marie Segarra, Fortune, "25-Foot Amazon Boxes Are About to Arrive in Cities Across the World," 3 July 2018 Hi Jon, Just tuning in to watch Federer vs Kyrgios at Stuttgart, and really looking forward to it. Jon Wertheim, SI.com, "Mailbag: Grass Court Season, Equal Pay and the Fed-Rafa Documentary," 20 June 2018 Millions of Americans are expected to tune into Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding on Saturday — 23 million Americans tuned in to watch the wedding of Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, in 2011. Kate Samuelson, Time, "Meet 3 of America's Most Fanatical Royals Fans Who Are Traveling to Windsor for Harry and Meghan's Wedding," 18 May 2018 Though more than 20 million viewers watched California Chrome’s attempt to sweep the classics in the 2014 Belmont, fewer than five million tuned in to watch last year’s race, which included neither the Derby nor the Preakness winner. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "When favorites like Justify win, so does everyone else involved," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of tune in

1913, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of tune in was in 1913

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