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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Children up to three years old get in for free, while general admission for children under 12 is $12, adult admission is $20 and admission for seniors, military personnel and veterans is $12. Adriana Ramirez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "From film fests to cultural fairs, here are seven suburban-area festivals to check out this summer," 19 June 2019 The president’s supporters stood in a downpour for hours before the main event, waiting to get in. Maggie Haberman, New York Times, "Trump, at Rally in Florida, Kicks Off His 2020 Re-election Bid," 18 June 2019 She and her husband got in their truck and drove to Phoenix. Robert Anglen,, "Used-car nightmare: Arizona dealer didn't pay off trades or transfer title to buyers," 17 June 2019 Bonnet House: Dads get in free with one paid admission from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Fort Lauderdale museum and gardens. Doreen Christensen,, "15 Father’s Day freebies: Fun things to do, dining deals and savings on gifts," 14 June 2019 But then they get hit by the wind and suddenly have no desire to get in a swimsuit. Rafael Guerrero, Elgin Courier-News, "Swimming pool, golf course numbers down, victims of the cool, rainy weather that's continued into June," 14 June 2019 Touroni—who, of course, has an interest in selling therapy—says stigma can get in the way. Cassie Werber, Quartz at Work, "A psychotherapist explains how to deal with the symptoms of burnout," 14 June 2019 In both cases, Cornejo allegedly waited outside the club in his marked patrol SUV earlier that summer and waited for the women to get in their vehicles and drive off. Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle, "Former deputy charged with sexual assault may have more victims, police say," 7 June 2019 There’s a lot of stuff that gets in at the last minute. Christopher Keating,, "Gov. Lamont: no vetoes expected this year," 7 June 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 take the place or position of

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