get in

got in; got in or gotten in; getting in; gets in

Definition of get in

intransitive verb

1a : enter
b : arrive
2a : to become friendly
b : to become involved
3 : to become accepted for membership or chosen for office

transitive verb

1 : to succeed in doing, making, or delivering
2 : to include in one's schedule

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it will be late when you get in, so you may have trouble finding a taxi
Recent Examples on the Web Police encourage anyone that was in the area of 30th and Keystone between 6 and 7 p.m. to get in touch with police at 262-TIPS. Lawrence Andrea, The Indianapolis Star, "1 man killed in shooting on Indianapolis' east side as city approaches homicide record," 8 Oct. 2020 Talking with people is the best way to gather information and to get in touch with them on a personal level. Tiziana Cardini, Vogue, "“We Are Made in Italy”—A Milan Fashion Week Showcase Celebrates the Work of Five BIPOC Designers," 30 Sep. 2020 The friend wasn’t able to get in touch with the airman for several weeks because the military restricts communications during basic training, but was able to tell him in late October that the car had been towed. Tom Steele, Dallas News, "Dallas towing company auctioned off active-duty service members’ cars, feds allege in lawsuit," 29 Sep. 2020 If someone makes a critical mistake — forgetting to sign the ballot or signing with a signature that doesn’t match what’s on file — election workers will try to get in touch with the voter by letter, phone, text and email. Anthony Man,, "How to vote by mail in Florida — and make sure your vote gets counted," 26 Sep. 2020 Police ask anyone who has information and hasn’t been contacted by investigators to get in touch with detectives. oregonlive, "N. Portland stabbing victim dies; suspect arrested," 22 Sep. 2020 The note — which called on the addressees to get in touch, but didn’t name any sum — was addressed to the Heinrich Heine University, to which the Duesseldorf hospital is affiliated, and not to the hospital itself. NBC News, "German hospital hacked, patient taken to another city dies," 17 Sep. 2020 Because the officer was unable to get in touch with the man who said the Subaru hit his vehicle, charges for hit-skip were pending. John Benson, cleveland, "Repeat drunk driver asks officer if it’s appropriate to arrest her for drinking three or four beers and driving: Broadview Heights Police Blotter," 16 Sep. 2020 The Enquirer was unable to get in touch with the mother and will update the story as more information becomes available. Segann March, The Enquirer, "9-year-old Middletown girl fighting for her life after contracting COVID-19, brain inflammation," 12 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of get in

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1a

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The first known use of get in was in the 15th century

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21 Oct 2020

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“Get in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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