Definition of slot verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

slot

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//slɒt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//slɑːt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they slot
BrE BrE//slɒt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//slɑːt//
 
he / she / it slots
BrE BrE//slɒts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//slɑːts//
 
past simple slotted
BrE BrE//ˈslɒtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈslɑːtɪd//
 
past participle slotted
BrE BrE//ˈslɒtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈslɑːtɪd//
 
-ing form slotting
BrE BrE//ˈslɒtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈslɑːtɪŋ//
 
 
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  • (slotting, slotted) [transitive, intransitive] to put something into a space that is available or designed for it; to fit into such a space slot something + adv./prep. He slotted a disk into the drive. The bed comes in sections which can be quickly slotted together. + adv./prep. The dishwasher slots neatly between the cupboards. These tubes slot together like this.
  • Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘slight depression running down the middle of the chest’, surviving as a Scots term): from Old French esclot, of obscure origin.Extra examples All the pieces of the puzzle now slotted into place. He has slotted back into the role of being a second-in-command. He slotted the magazines neatly into the rack. The panels slot together to make a box. The bed comes in sections which can be quickly slotted together. The dishwasher slots neatly between the other units.Idioms if something complicated or difficult to understand falls or slots into place, it becomes organized or clear in your mind Then I found his diary and it all began to fall into place. Phrasal Verbsslot in somebody
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