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into or inside a container, place, vehicle etc
Eric held the boat steady while the children got in.
He went to the ticket machine and put a coin in.
She dived in and swam out to the yacht.
inside or into a building, especially your home or the place where you work
Come in and sit down.
I'm afraid Mr Stewart won't be in until tomorrow morning.
We're staying in this evening.
if a train, boat, or plane is in, it has arrived at a station, airport etc
Our train's not in yet.
When's her flight due in?
given or sent to a person or organization to be dealt with by them
All entries must be in by next week.
Letters have been pouring in from all over the country.
Have you handed your essay in yet?
if you write, paint, or draw something in, you add it in the correct place
Fill in your name and address on the form provided.
The information is typed in by trained keyboarders.
if a player or team is in during a game of
, they are
if a ball is in during a game, it is inside the area where the game is being played
Agassi's second serve was just in.
if a politician or a political party is in, they have been elected
Labour recorded its highest vote ever, but the Tories got in again.
towards the centre
The map had started to curl in at the edges.
is in, the sea by the shore is at its highest level
The tide was in, and the sea lapped against the harbour wall.
be in for something
if someone is in for something unpleasant, it is going to happen to them
I'm afraid he's in for a bit of a disappointment.
be in for it
if someone is in for it, they are going to be punished
If they find out what I've done, I'll be in for it, won't I?
be/get in on something
to be or become involved in something that is happening
I think you ought to be in on this discussion, Ted.
be in with somebody
to have a friendly relationship with someone
She's in with the theatrical crowd.
You have to
be well in with
be very friendly with them
if you want to get promotion here.
be in at the beginning/start (of something)
to be present or involved when something starts
➔ have (got) it in for somebody
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