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insert

verb [T] uk   /ɪnˈsɜːt/ us    /-ˈsɝːt/
C1 to put something inside something else, or to add something, especially words, to something else: Insert the key in/into the lock. I've filled in the form, but you still need to insert (= add) your bank details and date of birth.

insert

noun [C] uk   /ˈɪn.sɜːt/ us    /-sɝːt/
something that is made to go inside or into something else: These magazines have too many annoying inserts (= extra loose pages) advertising various products.
(Definition of insert from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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