slot - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/slɒt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyslot
he/she/itslots
present participleslotting
past tenseslotted
past participleslotted

phrasal verbs

slot in

present tense
I/you/we/theyslot in
he/she/itslots in
present participleslotting in
past tenseslotted in
past participleslotted in
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to fit into a narrow space, or to fit something into a narrow space

    The last tile slotted in neatly.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to arrange a time for someone or something between other things that you have to do

    We could slot you in just before our ten o’clock meeting.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] to fit well with a group of people or a way of life

    The new members of the team slotted in easily.

slot into

[transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyslot into
he/she/itslots into
present participleslotting into
past tenseslotted into
past participleslotted into
  1. 1
    slot (something) into something to fit something into a narrow space, or to fit into a narrow space

    She slotted the DVD into the player.

  2. 2
    slot into something to fit well into a group of people or a way of life

    She slotted straight back into the military lifestyle.

  3. 3
    slot into place
    1. a.
      to fit exactly in a space, or to fit something exactly into a space
    2. b.
      if something slots into place, you suddenly understand it

slot together

[intransitive/transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyslot together
he/she/itslots together
present participleslotting together
past tenseslotted together
past participleslotted together
to fit together exactly, or to fit things together exactly

They slot together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.