- adj. not comparable, of an electric device With it's plug properly connected to the electric plug socket.
- adj. colloquial, by extension Fully aware; in a state of keeping up with current information about a topic; engaged wholeheartedly in a task or cause; connected; informed; involved.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of plug in.
“When your rig is plugged in at a campground, the power is being used two ways—to charge batteries and to power other devices on the RV—be they 12-volt (interior lights) or 115VAC (air-conditioners).”
“He never batted an eye at me and I had already instinctively plugged in my burner and started a swing toward his tail as he passed rne.”
“Returning from the garage, Harald plugged in a 6.5 horsepower Shop-Vac capable of suctioning the dimples off Joe Namath.”
“But I really had thought that on the Gina, first names with Nicko and all that, I was plugged in to something special.”
“They had been plugged in back when it started to get dark, back when you still could count the rows of cars stretching from the street and across the ballfield to the bandstand, back when you still could make out the couples bobbing on the dance floor and waving their hankies high above their heads, back when my father had just returned from the park, had taken a bath, and still was honing into the medicine cabinet mirror his pitch about the girl, back when my only concern about the future was how often I would be allowed to wear the Muguet du Bois that Mr. and Mrs. Lyszko had Carolyn bring over to me along with a note reading “Happy Birthday to a girl with a lot of sense, but no scents!””
“When he went home that afternoon, he plugged in his video game console, loaded Grand Theft Auto 3, blew up a few cars and shot a half-dozen people, including a young blonde woman.”
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