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in and out

adverb

Definition of in and out

1 :alternately in and out
  • he's been in and out all day
2 :to the last detail :exhaustively, thoroughly
  • understands his business in and out
  • knew each other in and out
  • —Virginia Woolf

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in and out

noun

Definition of in and out

:an obstacle found in fox hunting and steeplechasing consisting of two fences in close proximity but impossible to clear in the same jump

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in-and-out

adjective

Definition of in-and-out

1 :now good and now bad in performance
  • an in-and-out showing
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2 :characterized by purchase and sale of the same security within a short period
  • in-and-out trading

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