come in

came in; come in; coming in; comes in

Definition of come in

intransitive verb

1a : to arrive on a scene new models coming in
b : to become available data began coming in
2 : to place among those finishing came in last
3a : to function in an indicated manner come in handy
b of a telecommunications signal : to be received came in loud and clear
4 : to assume a role or function that's where you come in
5 : to attain maturity, fruitfulness, or production
come in for
: to become subject to came in for harsh criticism

First Known Use of come in

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Come in.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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