work in

verb

Definition of work in

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

Examples of work in in a Sentence

  1. I think that we can work in one more interview in the afternoon lineup.

  2. 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

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