Many voters have tuned out a dysfunctional political system they think leaves them out.
But now he has reached the point where America has tuned out and turned off.
A senior aide ran to get her and tuned a television set to ABC.
Journalists will still scribble down the things they say, but most Americans have by now tuned all that toxicity out.
“Maybe 24 people in all of America tuned in to The X Factor because of Khloé Kardashain,” Holmes says.
His boat-shaped harp of thirteen strings was tuned in minor thirds, so you could readily pick out Celtic tunes on it.
And I had it when my whole being was tuned up to highest pitch.
The piano, quite simply, was out of tune, although a very clever tuner had only just tuned it.
As it was she was tuned down to appearing efficient—and yet sympathetic.
It is because it comes so suddenly that it confuses the mind if the heart is not tuned properly.
late 14c., "a musical sound, a succession of musical notes," unexplained variant of tone. Meaning "state of being in proper pitch" is from mid-15c.
"bring into a state of proper pitch," c.1500, from tune (n.). Non-musical meaning "to adjust an organ or receiver" is recorded from 1887. Verbal phrase tune in in reference to radio (later also TV) is recorded from 1913; figurative sense of "become aware" is recorded from 1926. Tune out "to eliminate radio reception" is recorded from 1908; figurative sense of "disregard, stop heeding" is from 1928. Related: Tuned; tuning.
Possessed or practiced upon sexually; be had
[1970s+ Canadian teenagers; perhaps related to earlier British and Australian tune, ''beat, hit,'' hence semantically to bang]