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verb [transitive] insert pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈsɜː(r)t/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyinsert
he/she/itinserts
present participleinserting
past tenseinserted
past participleinserted

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  1. 1
    to put something into something else, or into a hole or space
    insert something into/in something: Insert the plug into the earphone socket.
    insert something between something: A strong blade had been inserted between the door and its frame.
  2. 2
    to add something at a point in a document or series
    insert something into/in something: This command inserts the deleted text into its new place.
    1. a.
      to add something to a legal agreement or an official document
      insert something into/in something: The union has now inserted an anti-ageist clause into its code of conduct.

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