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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Examples of get in in a Sentence

it will be late when you get in, so you may have trouble finding a taxi
Recent Examples on the Web The bar’s owners wrapped it in plastic and surrounded it with sandbags so minimal water could get in. NBC News, 16 Nov. 2021 Meanwhile, the Build Back Better bill started as a $3.5 trillion grab bag of everything that progressives want but couldn’t get in the infrastructure bill. Rich Lowry, National Review, 16 Nov. 2021 But the arrangement seemed to work for everyone — at least until around midnight, when the venue filled up and the $FWB token holders stuck on the sidewalk could no longer get in. New York Times, 5 Nov. 2021 Global teams dealing with these circumstances have already learned adaptation and mitigation techniques, lessons that can be passed on to other teams in other countries to plan and get in front of these challenges., 5 Nov. 2021 The Bears had first-and-goal from the 4-yard line but couldn’t get in the end zone. Colleen Kane,, 31 Oct. 2021 The Los Angeles Philharmonic and Master Chorale have boldly defied those Music Center guidelines and require full vaccination, period, to get in the door at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 25 Oct. 2021 Sal Maroni had thrown the acid in Harvey's face, but how did the acid get in the courtroom? Christian Holub,, 25 Oct. 2021 Tap or click here to see what models qualify and get in-depth instructions. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, 25 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of get in

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

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27 Nov 2021

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“Get in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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