Don't come in here with those muddy feet!
drawn on the wall in crayon Adverb
She went in and closed the door.
I lost my keys and now I can't get in.
The burglars broke in through the kitchen window.
The pool is deep. Be careful not to fall in.
The boss called us in for a conference.
The fog was closing in fast.
Get your orders in early!
Is the train in yet? Adjective
the in thing to do
the in place to go
It's what the in crowd is wearing this season. Noun
When you're trying to get started in show business, it helps to have an in.
They must have an in with the boss. See More
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Her body was found in her home Tuesday by her daughter, according to the station.—Antonio Planas, NBC News, 17 Nov. 2023 Siskel died in 1999, and Ebert bowed out in 2011, two years before his death.—Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 17 Nov. 2023 For the Latin Grammy Awards in Seville, Spain, the pop star opted to turn heads with the help of brows on a new generation of fleek, each feathered and segmented to artful effect.—Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 17 Nov. 2023 May this map serve as a call for every struggle to act in their own interest.—Adam Sabes, Fox News, 17 Nov. 2023 As detailed in a new study published in Nature Medicine, Rogers and fellow researchers placed a miniature battery, electronics, Bluetooth relay, flash memory drive, and two microphones within a 40mm long, 20mm wide, and 8 mm thick soft silicone casing—roughly the size of a stick of gum.—Andrew Paul, Popular Science, 16 Nov. 2023 Security camera footage from Awful Arthur's Seafood in Salem, Virginia captured the shocking moment the wild deer came tumbling into the restaurant, scattering the shattered glass door.—Sarah Rumpf-Whitten, Fox News, 5 Nov. 2023 White starred as Alan McCarthy in Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band, which opened off-Broadway at Theater Four in April 1968.—Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Nov. 2023 Wilson, who is a port commissioner in Longview, also planned to meet with counterparts at the port of Shanghai, one of the biggest in the world.—Jennifer Jett, NBC News, 24 Oct. 2023
As the men raised their homemade flags and called for liberation, more than 100 other Koreans joined in.—Michelle Ye Hee Lee, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2023 But for series three of Starstruck, there’s a lot of flourishes in there, like a Vangelis solo on top of a jazz piano piece.—Julianne Escobedo Shepherd, Pitchfork, 16 Nov. 2023 Consider the small towns of Sonoma County, where new businesses are doing big things; a remote corner of Australia, where expedition ships are the way in; a Himalayan hideaway where visitors are left breathless and not just because of the altitude.—Travel + Leisure Editors, Travel + Leisure, 16 Nov. 2023 Then again, any big city is becoming tougher and tougher to shoot in.—Caroline Brew, Variety, 15 Nov. 2023 Settle in for standout pies such as the squash pizza, which layers ricotta, pesto, and garlic confit on a sourdough crust.—Cameron Quincy Todd, Saveur, 15 Nov. 2023 But nowhere is this more true than on the second Sunday of every month at the Rose Bowl Flea, where thousands of shoppers flood in from disparate corners of L.A. County (and beyond) in a quest to see, be seen and buy.—Julissa James, Los Angeles Times, 13 Nov. 2023 Fall, football, and chili: the classic trifecta beloved for cozy Sundays in.—Sharon Greenthal, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Nov. 2023 Heather Haynie, co-owner of Rock Paper Scissors stationery store in Charlottesville, Va., had inventory shipped in sooner and put out holiday items earlier this year -- at the beginning of October rather than mid-month.—Mae Anderson The Associated Press, Arkansas Online, 5 Nov. 2023
Southland Prep celebrates at ‘All-In’ college rally Southland College Prep Charter High School in Richton Park recently celebrated for the tenth consecutive year that all members of its senior class have been accepted to college.—Paul Eisenberg, Chicago Tribune, 5 May 2023 But on their in-state routes, Alaska Air is the only option.—Scott McMurren, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Jan. 2023 Abby is famously swole, and her in-game body was based on Colleen Fotsch, a CrossFit star.—Paul Tassi, Forbes, 28 Jan. 2023 And on an individual level are players such Riley Mahlman and Kaden Johnson, highly-touted prospects from Minnesota who declined the chance to play for their in-state school and joined forces with its oldest rival.—Mark Stewart, Journal Sentinel, 23 Nov. 2022 While SeatGeek immediately shows the all-in price on its website, on its mobile app, the company only shows fees immediately if customers turn the filter on, but that filter button isn’t visible without scrolling.—Ethan Millman, Rolling Stone, 7 Nov. 2022 Taxes on the homes are additional, but the all-in cost is lower than land-lease parks.—Scott Burns, Dallas News, 24 Apr. 2022 Yumi customers also get exclusive access to its in-house team of experts, including pediatricians and nutritionists, to offer support along your food journey.—Stefani Sassos, Good Housekeeping, 30 Dec. 2022 This year, earmarks comprise more than half of the additional $103 million the agency received for its in-house research account and nearly one-quarter of NIST’s overall budget of $1.6 billion.—Byjeffrey Mervis, science.org, 29 Dec. 2022
Monthslong protests led by Christian evangelicals galvanized a conservative pushback against Ms. Park’s progressive successor, Moon Jae-in, and helped Mr. Yoon win election as a conservative candidate in 2022.—Choe Sang-Hun Chang W. Lee, New York Times, 19 Oct. 2023 But after Butler was appointed earlier this month, Lee stood by her side during a ceremonial swearing-in.—Benjamin Oreskes, Los Angeles Times, 19 Oct. 2023 There were no Black women currently serving in the Senate prior to Butler's swearing-in.—Riley Hoffman, ABC News, 4 Oct. 2023 Ingredients 1 large sweet potato (about 12 oz.), peeled and cut into 1/2-in.—Paige Grandjean, Southern Living, 21 Oct. 2023 Avid outdoor cyclists opt for clipless (confusingly, also called clip-in) pedals, which require riders to essentially snap themselves into the pedals.—Heather Mayer Irvine, wsj.com, 13 Oct. 2023 Price at time of publish: $699 Product Details: Capacity: 13 place settings | Racks: Three | Noise Level: 47 dBA | Energy Consumption: 270 kilowatt hours per year | Cycles: Five
Miele Top Control 24-in.—Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 Oct. 2023 Demolition was set to begin in June 2024, with construction scheduled for September 2024 and move-in in September 2026, UCLA officials said.—Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times, 22 Sep. 2023 Around back, the motherboard includes many USB ports (one 10Gbps USB-C, two 5Gbps USB-A, and two legacy USB 2.0) and a trio of 3.5mm audio jacks (microphone, line-in, and line-out).—Joe Hindy, PCMAG, 9 Sep. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German in in, Latin in, Greek en
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin; akin to Old English un-
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin, from in in, into
French -ine, from Latin -īna, feminine of -īnus of or belonging to — more at -en
Noun combining form
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)