run in

verb

Definition of run in

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to insert as additional matterb :  to make (typeset matter) continuous without a paragraph or other break

  3. 2 :  to arrest for a usually minor offense

  4. 3 chiefly British :  to break in (a new machine) gradually by careful operation

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to pay a casual visit

Examples of run in in a sentence

  1. I just thought I'd run in and pick up my package.

  2. if we catch you shoplifting again, we're going to run you in

1888

First Known Use of run in

1888



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