get in


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

intransitive verb

: enter
: arrive
: to become friendly
: to become involved
: to become accepted for membership or chosen for office

transitive verb

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

Example Sentences

it will be late when you get in, so you may have trouble finding a taxi
Recent Examples on the Web In the final episode, Dre, after killing a ticket scalper to get in, commandeers her way to the front row at a Ni’Jah show. Tomi Obaro, New York Times, 18 Apr. 2023 Larry saw Rachael from a cab and told her to get in. Oli Coleman, Rolling Stone, 12 Apr. 2023 Tickets:$30 per adult plus fees; students get in free with valid ID Student tickets can be redeemed in advance from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Kentucky Performing Arts Drive-Thru window, located on Main Street between Fifth and Sixth streets. The Courier-Journal, 10 Apr. 2023 In 1979, Yarborough famously got in a fight with brothers Donnie and Bobby Allison, members of the Alabama racing gang, at the finish of the Daytona 500. Leada Gore |, al, 9 Apr. 2023 Adesanya got in a final hammer fist as the referee stepped in. Emmanuel Morgan, New York Times, 9 Apr. 2023 The writers got in it, Dave Andron and our writing team, along with Walter Mosley and the FX execs. Breanna Bell, Variety, 9 Apr. 2023 On the par-5 No. 13, Woods got in good position with a chance for a birdie from 15 yards out, but settled for par and remains at 2-over. Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 8 Apr. 2023 If the strategy can take away some base hits to the right side or even get in the head of the batter, mission accomplished, right? John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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

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

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“Get in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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