get in

verb
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 clips are a reminder, above all, of the extreme difficulty of knowing what one is seeing, whether while filming or even just while walking in the city—because the thick curtain of habit and familiarity gets in the way. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "What to Stream: Nanni Moretti’s “Dear Diary” and the Power of the Film Camera as Sketchbook," 22 May 2020 The mold worsened throughout the house, as did the mice, who were getting in through a hole under the kitchen sink. Alec Macgillis, ProPublica, "Rent Is Still Due in Kushnerville," 21 May 2020 The economy gets in trouble, people’s mental and emotional health goes sideways. Aubrey Wieber, Anchorage Daily News, "Gov. Dunleavy to lift all coronavirus capacity restrictions on Alaska businesses Friday," 20 May 2020 Relax in the sun, people-watch, or get in on a volleyball game or chess match — the choice is yours. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, "25 Best Beaches in the U.S.," 20 May 2020 For me, that means a chair with no arm rests to get in the way of resting my arms on the desk’s entirety. Nena Farrell, Sunset Magazine, "I Have Spinal Arthritis—Here’s How I Keep Back Pain at Bay While Working from Home," 20 May 2020 Four weeks into our no-touching dating, my friend suggested that this was a new and deeper level of compatibility – really getting to know someone without touch, that faux ami, getting in the way. Alexandra Jones, refinery29.com, "I’m Dating Someone New IRL… But We Haven’t Touched Yet," 19 May 2020 Sure enough, Stewart gets in his car and drives away without further acknowledgment. Breanna Edwards, Essence, "White Man Blocks Black Deliveryman In Gated Community, Demands To Know Where He's Going," 18 May 2020 As in 2016 with the San Bernadino case, agents got in eventually. Brian Barrett, Wired, "The FBI Backs Down Against Apple—Again," 18 May 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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26 May 2020

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“Get in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20in. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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