Plug in

English vocabulary and translations (See all)

Want to improve your English? Try our online English lessons for free.

Definition

to plug in: to connect to a power point
verb
You must plug in your computer if you want to use it because the battery is dead.

unplugged: disconnected, not plugged in
adjective
Please make sure your radio is not unplugged, we need to keep in contact.

a plug: a part of an electrical device which we insert into the wall to get energy
A 'plug' is a male electrical connector that fits into a female 'socket' usually situated on a wall.

Pronunciation examples
UK: This plug needs to be plugged in to that socket over there.
US: This robot is unplugged. Please plug it in!
If the audio player isn't working:

Examples

  • "Sockets to plug phones and laptops in, so your boss can contact you even while you travel (great)."
  • "Complained about problem to Polly at lunch, and she told me to plug it in."
  • "It turns out our older one wasn't actually broken, you know, just unplugged."
  • "I would also like someone to set up her email account, check that all the cables are plugged in properly to her P."

Still having difficulties with 'Plug in'? Want to improve your English? Try our online English lessons and receive a free level assessment.


Do you have smart way of remembering 'Plug in'? Share it with us!