work in

worked in; working in; works in

Definition of work in

transitive verb

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

Keep scrolling for more

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

First Known Use of work in

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about work in

Time Traveler for work in

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same century

Statistics for work in

Cite this Entry

“Work in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on work in

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for work in

Comments on work in

What made you want to look up work in? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!