tune out

  1. (intr, adverb often foll by of) informal to cease to take an interest (in) or pay attention (to): many people had tuned out of politics

Words Nearby tune out

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How to use tune out in a sentence

  • They've tried it together before now, an' there ain't anything but a Fox will run so straight and fetch such a tune out of Turk.

    Two Little Savages | Ernest Thompson Seton
  • He hummed the tune of 'He's a jolly good fellow', and he could not get the tune out of his mind: it kept buzzing in his head.

  • And the people: the men working at their looms and whistling a happy tune out of the gladness of their hearts.

  • A very few trials on your part and you will be able to tune in or tune out any station you can hear, if not too close or powerful.

    The Radio Amateur's Hand Book | A. Frederick Collins
  • Then hes on a different wave length and it proves we can tune out under water, declared Tom gleefully.

    The Radio Detectives | A. Hyatt Verrill

Other Idioms and Phrases with tune out

tune out

Adjust a receiver so as not to receive a signal, as in Let's tune out all this interference. [Early 1900s]

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