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English definition of “plug (sth/sb) into sth”

plug (sth/sb) into sth

informal
verb [T] uk phrasal verb with plug   /plʌɡ/ (-gg-) us  
to make something or someone fit well or have good connections with something: This new product line should be able to plug into our existing distribution network.Including and containingComprising and consisting of
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