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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theytune in
he/she/ittunes in
present participletuning in
past tensetuned in
past participletuned in
  1. 1
    to listen to or watch a particular broadcast on the radio or television
    Millions of people tuned in to watch the election results.
  2. 2
    be tuned in (to something) to understand something such as a situation or someone elses feelings
    You’re more tuned in to the subject than most people.
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