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 Will County recently launched an online registry where residents can log their information in a bid to get in line for the shots. Mike Nolan,, "COVID-19 pandemic upended daily life in south, southwest suburbs in 2020," 29 Dec. 2020 But when the federal Indian Health Service starts vaccinating tribe members, Sahme has no plans to get in line. Los Angeles Times, "COVID-19 is crushing Native American reservations. But distrust of the government makes vaccines a hard sell," 20 Dec. 2020 Injections of health workers and nursing home residents continue next week, before other essential workers and vulnerable groups are allowed to get in line. Dallas News, "U.S. clears Moderna vaccine for COVID-19, adding 2nd shot to nation’s arsenal," 19 Dec. 2020 At press time, the Crocs site was already hanging up during attempts to get in in line to purchase the funky foot coverings, which are retailing for $59.99. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "Post Malone Goes With Blackpink Color Scheme for Fifth Crocs Collaboration," 8 Dec. 2020 If all goes to plan, vaccines will start reaching some people by the end of the year, with the rest of the population eligible to get in line over the coming months. Andrew Joseph, STAT, "How much did Thanksgiving contribute to Covid-19 spread? It’s wait and see for now," 29 Nov. 2020 The mayor and Nick Hart, the environmental health manager for the city’s health department, also warned that business licenses could be revoked if repeat offenders fail to get in line. Grace Schneider, The Courier-Journal, "Businesses don't fear Louisville health department's stepped-up COVID-19 enforcement," 12 Nov. 2020 Bureaucrats told reporter Naseem Miller that the document would have to get in line behind other public records requests and then undergo a legal review. Star Tribune, "Florida governor's lack of transparency on COVID is inexcusable," 28 Oct. 2020 Still others never get in line (when faced with a voting line, this has serious consequences). Elissaveta M. Brandon, The Atlantic, "The Pandemic Could End Waiting in Line," 28 Oct. 2020

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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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7 Jan 2021

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“Get in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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