work in


worked in; working in; works in

transitive verb

: to insert or cause to penetrate by repeated or continued effort
: to interpose or insinuate gradually or unobtrusively
worked in a few topical jokes

Examples of work in in a Sentence

I think that we can work in one more interview in the afternoon lineup. managed to work in several references to baseball in his paper on the merits of teamwork
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of work in was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Work in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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