get 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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Synonyms & Antonyms for get in


appear, arrive, come, get through, land, show up, turn up


go, leave

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Examples of get in in a Sentence

it will be late when you get in, so you may have trouble finding a taxi

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First, call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 to get in touch with your representatives. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, Marie Claire, "Separating Families at the Border Is Just One Way Trump is Trying to Tear Apart Immigrant Families," 25 June 2018 Traffic is particularly heavy on Thursdays and Fridays, as guests will try to get in an afternoon round and then head upstairs for some live entertainment. Brent Kennedy, The Aegis, "Mountain Branch Golf Club," 22 June 2018 All while a camera trails him and tries not to get in the way. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "The Secrets of Summer 2018's Greatest Movie Stunts and Effects," 20 June 2018 At the same time, Steam's position as the dominant distributor for PC games gives it immense power over what speech is and isn't viable to get in front of a mass PC gaming audience. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Op-ed: Valve takes a side by not “taking sides” in curation controversy," 7 June 2018 And oftentimes racial, class, and gender biases get in the way of empathetic identification. Brian Resnick, Vox, "A sociologist explains why we make spectacle out of trauma like the Thai cave boys," 11 July 2018 Lingard arrives to try to score, but Granqvist does a nice job to get in the way, avoiding a hand ball or penalty. Andrew Keh, New York Times, "England Takes Another Step Toward Bringing ‘It’ Home," 8 July 2018 If that same player is available in the sixth or seventh round, though, don’t let his ADP get in the way. Michael Beller,, "Tips to Help You Ace Any Fantasy Football Draft," 4 July 2018 There was an absolute sense that there was nothing going to get in our way. Mark Schmetzer,, "Glory Days: Colerain celebrates 40th anniversary of Ohio's best boys cross country team," 2 July 2018

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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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