verb (used with object)
Origin of insert
Examples from the Web for insert
These tend to arrive when Shuler tempers his impulse to insert himself into the action.
Klinsmann may also insert Aron Johannsson at some point if the Americans need added juice up front.USA vs. Germany World Cup Primer: Everything You Need to Know About the Epic Showdown|Marlow Stern|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The state likely will lead in the countervailing lawsuits when (insert a horrid disease here) is found to be linked to e-puffing.Big Tobacco, Not MRSA, Is the Real Problem With E-Cigarettes|Kent Sepkowitz|May 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Insert your own cognitive disabilities from head-butting in the House of Representatives joke.Up to a Point: The U.S. Government’s Minimum Wage Is $430 Million Per Hour|P. J. O’Rourke|March 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How many times has a friend or coworker insisted that You.Have.To.See [Insert Critically Acclaimed Series Here]?‘True Detective’ Review: You Have to Watch HBO’s Revolutionary Crime Classic|Andrew Romano|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Insert your toe in the stirrup, just as it hangs, using your right hand if necessary.Patroclus and Penelope|Theodore Ayrault Dodge
Many of the fibers, nevertheless, insert on the proximal edge of the patella.Myology and Serology of the Avian Family Fringillidae|William B. Stallcup
Though the remainder of the reminiscences somewhat anticipate the course of our story, it is perhaps as well to insert it here.From Canal Boy to President|Horatio Alger, Jr.
Finishing—Sew up seams at underarm and sleeve seams, insert sleeves into arm holes, having seams meet at underarm.Juvenile Styles, Volume 4|Mary Hoyer
Then, satisfied as to this, he quietly mounted it till he could insert his hand into the aperture.The Devil-Tree of El Dorado|Frank Aubrey
British Dictionary definitions for insert
verb (ɪnˈsɜːt) (tr)
- a folded section placed in another for binding in with a book
- a printed sheet, esp one bearing advertising, placed loose between the leaves of a book, periodical, etc
Word Origin for insert
Word Origin and History for insert
"to set in, put or place in," 1520s, from insert, past participle of Middle English inseren "to set in place, to graft, to introduce (into the mind)" (late 14c.), from Latin inserere "to put in, implant," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + serere "join together" (see series). Related: Inserted; inserting. The noun meaning "something inserted" is from 1893.