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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyconnect up
he/she/itconnects up
present participleconnecting up
past tenseconnected up
past participleconnected up
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] same as connect

    The plumber came and connected up the dishwasher.

    connect something up to something:

    I’ve connected the modem up to the phone line.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to make it possible for someone to communicate using a computer network
    connect up to:

    I’m just trying to connect up to the e-mail server.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to join several things or places together
See also main entry: connect


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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