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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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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On Thursday, Trump and Joe Biden, who has not yet declared his 2020 presidential bid, got in a twitter war about touching women. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "The Week In Washington: “The Democrats Will Never Be Satisfied!”," 7 Apr. 2019 Sabrina's head makeup artist Candice Stafford-Bridge gave Allure a preview of just how dark the makeup will get in the second half of the season. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," 5 Apr. 2019 The number of people who are unaccounted for continues to change, as more people are reported missing and others get in touch with co-workers, family members or authorities. Jeffrey T. Lewis, WSJ, "Death Toll in Brazilian Mining-Dam Disaster Jumps to 34," 26 Jan. 2019 Go to state and county fairs and get in touch with the local growers’ community and check out the competition. Robin Tribble, Popular Mechanics, "How to Grow a Giant Pumpkin," 24 Jan. 2019 Chely and Jhon get in line and collapse Mayte’s stroller. Liliana Frankel, Teen Vogue, "A Day in the Life of the Migrant Caravan," 16 Nov. 2018 Have your whole crew get in the single rider line, which always moves much more quickly than the regular standby line. Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Get on Any Disney World Ride in 30 Minutes or Less," 8 Nov. 2018 Previously, people who wanted a Model 3 first had to place a $1,000 reservation and get in line, a queue currently 420,000 deep. David R. Baker,, "Tesla lets more people order Model 3s, faster," 10 July 2018 In a blog post, the company explains that three weeks with the Robutt could replicate 10 years of sitting in a car, giving Ford the ability to test the effect of a person getting in and out of a car 25,000 times. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Ford's Sweaty Robutt is The Perfect Rear End Test," 11 Jan. 2019

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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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to move or proceed with twists and turns

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