tune someone or something out

tune someone or something out
tv. to ignore or disregard someone or something.
I heard enough and tuned her out. CD I managed to tune out the constant clamor in the streets.

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  • tune — I UK [tjuːn] / US [tun] noun [countable] Word forms tune : singular tune plural tunes informal ** a song or piece of music a Russian folk tune the station that plays all your favourite tunes • be in/out of tune with to understand/not understand… …   English dictionary

  • tune — tune1 S3 [tju:n US tu:n] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: tone] 1.) a series of musical notes that are played or sung and are nice to listen to = ↑melody ▪ Sam was humming a little tune . ▪ a hymn tune ▪ The song is sung to the tune of Colonel Bogey …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • tune — /toohn, tyoohn/, n., v., tuned, tuning. n. 1. a succession of musical sounds forming an air or melody, with or without the harmony accompanying it. 2. a musical setting of a hymn, poem, psalm, etc., usually in four part harmony. 3. the state of… …   Universalium

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