connect has definitions from the field of baseball
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[ verb ] connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces

Synonyms

link tie link_up

Examples

"Can you connect the two loudspeakers?" "Tie the ropes together" "Link arms"

Used in print

(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)

The arc voltage was measured with a voltmeter whose terminals were connected to the anode and cathode holders .

(Edwin L. Bigelow and Nancy H. Otis,...)

as new homes were built they were connected so that all residences south of School_Street are served by it .

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[ verb ] make a logical or causal connection

Examples

"I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"

Used in print

(San Francisco Chronicle,...)

Other witnesses , after appearances before the jury , which reportedly is probing into possible income_tax violations , disclosed that government prosecutors were attempting to connect Stein and his company with a_number_of gangsters , including Glimco and Alex .

But he would fight for his own liberty rather_than for any abstract principle connected with_it - such_as `` cause '' .

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[ verb ] be or become joined or united or linked

Synonyms

join link link_up unite

Examples

"The two streets connect to become a highway" "Our paths joined" "The travelers linked up again at the airport"

Used in print

(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)

On the east_side of the island of Manhattan the indifferent hawk knew the East_River that connected New_York_Bay with Long_Island_Sound .

(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)

Below these particulars was a series of alpha beta gammas connected by arrows and crosses which denoted the lineage of the breed .

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[ verb ] join by means of communication equipment

Examples

"The telephone company finally put in lines to connect the towns in this area"

Used in print

(Edwin L. Bigelow and Nancy H. Otis,...)

About 1888 J._E._McNaughton of Barnumville and E._G._Bacon became proprietors of the `` Green_Mountain_Telegraph_Company '' , connecting all offices on the Western_Union line and extending over the mountain from Barnumville to Peru , Londonderry , South_Londonderry , Lowell_Lake , Windham , North_Windham , Grafton , Cambridgeport , Saxton_'s_River , and Bellows_Falls .

In November 1887 a line connecting several dwelling_houses in Dorset was extended to Manchester_Depot .

Related terms

join

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[ verb ] land on or hit solidly

Examples

: "The brick connected on her head, knocking her out"

Used in print

(Cliff Farrell, Trail of the Tattered Star....)

This time it connected solidly on the man 's temple , felling him .

Related terms

hit

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[ verb ] join for the purpose of communication

Examples

"Operator, could you connect me to the Raffles in Singapore?"

Used in print

(Allen R. Bosworth, The Crows of Edwina Hill....)

A telephone_line had been hooked_up to connect the ship with the Base exchange .

Related terms

join joining

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[ verb ] establish a rapport or relationship

Examples

"The President of this university really connects with the faculty"

Related terms

relate get_in_touch

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[ verb ] be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as in transportation

Examples

: "The local train does not connect with the Amtrak train" "The planes don't connect and you will have to wait for four hours"

Related terms

be connection

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[ verb ] establish communication with someone

Examples

"did you finally connect with your long-lost cousin?"

Related terms

interact joining

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[ verb ] plug into an outlet, as of electrical appliances

Synonyms

plug_in

Examples

"Please plug in the toaster!" "Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight"

Related terms

unplug insert connection join

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[ verb ] (baseball) hit or play a ball successfully

Examples

"The batter connected for a home run"

Related terms

hit baseball

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