tune

tune
tune1 [ tun ] noun count INFORMAL **
a song or piece of music:
the station that plays all your favorite tunes
a Russian folk tune
be in/out of tune with
1. ) to understand/not understand the feelings, opinions, or needs of a group of people:
He was in tune with current political issues.
2. ) to be/not be similar to something and combine well/not combine well with it:
The peaceful setting was in tune with his mood.
3. ) to agree/not agree with someone:
We are not in tune with their economic policies.
call the tune INFORMAL
to be in control of something
change your tune or sing a different tune INFORMAL
to change your opinion or attitude
dance to someone's tune INFORMAL
to do what someone tells you to do
in/out of tune
producing the right/wrong note when you sing or play music:
One of the guitars sounds a little out of tune.
to the tune of
used for emphasizing how large an amount is:
The company is in debt to the tune of $2.1 billion.
tune
tune 2 [ tun ] verb transitive *
1. ) tune or tune up to make small changes to a musical instrument so that it will produce the correct notes
a ) to make small changes to an engine or machine so that it works better
2. ) usually passive to set a radio or television to a particular station or program:
The television in the corner was tuned to KWEX.
a ) to watch or listen to a particular program or station:
stay tuned (to something) (=keep watching or listening): Stay tuned for the latest weather report.
3. ) to develop or train someone or something:
Try to tune your ear to distinguish between the sounds.
finely tuned: It takes a finely tuned athlete to perform in a triathlon.
,tune `in phrasal verb intransitive
to listen to or watch a particular broadcast on the radio or television:
Millions of people tuned in to watch the election results.
be tuned in (to something)
to understand something such as a situation or other people's feelings:
You're more tuned in to the subject than most people.
,tune `out phrasal verb intransitive or transitive VERY INFORMAL
to stop paying attention:
I just tune out and let Chrissie take over.
,tune `up phrasal verb
1. ) intransitive if a group of musicians tune up, they make small changes to their instruments so that they can play well together
2. ) transitive same as TUNE 2 1:
He was in the next room, tuning up his guitar.
3. ) intransitive to prepare for an event or a situation:
tune up for: The team is tuning up for another busy season.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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