come in


came in; come in; coming in; comes in

intransitive verb

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

Examples of come in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The inflation report released Wednesday came in a bit hotter than expected but didn’t pose major surprises. Rachel Siegel,, 13 Sep. 2023 Although the performance came in a series-tying loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, such outcomes have become uncommon for Baltimore, rather than expected. Nathan Ruiz, Baltimore Sun, 13 Sep. 2023 The jeans come in a high-waist silhouette with a baggy wide leg that provides plenty of breathing room. Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 13 Sep. 2023 Sometimes requests come in for memorial pants: calla lilies and butterflies and names to honor a loved one. Ferron Salniker, Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2023 These vibrant peppers come in a variety of shapes, colors, and textures for growing in a sunny spot. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 13 Sep. 2023 The Jews, or at least their cosmopolitan alter egos, inevitably came in for abuse too. Katherine Stewart, The New Republic, 13 Sep. 2023 There, too, inflation came in a bit hotter than expected, rising 0.3 percent in August, after a 0.2 percent increase in July. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, 13 Sep. 2023 The only loss for each team this year came in heartbreaking fashion, with Guyer losing 48-45 to 11-time state champion Aledo on a field goal on the final play of the game two weeks ago and Prosper falling 47-41 to Rockwall last week on a touchdown with 25 seconds to play. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, 12 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of come in was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Come in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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