tune in

tuned in; tuning in; tunes 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

Examples of tune in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hip Hop Awards online can tune in on BET.com with a cable provider login. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 5 Oct. 2021 Investors will probably tune in to Chairman Powell’s news conference scheduled for 2:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Jj Kinahan, Forbes, 21 Sep. 2021 Where to Stream the Ceremony Those with access to a TV provider can tune in to ABC either on your television or online via ABC Live Stream, ABC.com, or the ABC app. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 18 Sep. 2021 For more on this story, tune in to NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt tonight at 6:30pm ET/5:30pm CT or check your local listings. NBC News, 9 Sep. 2021 Additionally, tune in tonight for a special musical guest, Olivia Holt. Mike Rose, cleveland, 7 Sep. 2021 And when there’s competition, people really tune in. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 31 Aug. 2021 Members of the public can tune in via the court's YouTube channel. Maxine Joselow, Scientific American, 24 Aug. 2021 Listeners tune in for hours of casual discussion of school shootings. Aron Ravin, National Review, 15 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of tune in

1913, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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10 Oct 2021

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“Tune in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tune%20in. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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