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connect

verb uk   /kəˈnekt/ us  

connect verb (JOIN)

B1 [I or T] to join or be joined with something else: Can I connect my printer to your computer? Where does the cooker connect (up) to the electricity? Has the phone/electricity/gas been connected (= switched on or joined to the main supply) in your new place yet?

connect verb (RELATE)

C2 [T] to consider or show a person or thing to be related to someone or something else: She's an actress I connect with the theatre rather than films. Police are connecting the break-in with other recent thefts in the area.

connect verb (PHONE)

[T] to make it possible for you to speak to someone else by phone: Could you connect me with/to a number in Paris, please? I can't seem to get through.

connect verb (TRANSPORT)

[I] If two buses, trains, etc. connect, they arrive at suitable times to allow passengers to get off one and onto another: Your flight arrives at 12.30, when it connects with a coach service to your hotel. There's a connecting train service between the airport and the city.
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