get in

get in
verb
1. to come or go into (Freq. 13)
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the boat entered an area of shallow marshes

Syn: ↑enter, ↑come in, ↑get into, ↑go into, ↑go in, ↑move into
Ant: ↑exit (for: ↑enter)
See Also: ↑move in (for: ↑move into), ↑enter upon (for: ↑enter)
Derivationally related forms: ↑entree (for: ↑enter), ↑entrant (for: ↑enter), ↑entrance (for: ↑enter), ↑entry (for: ↑enter), ↑entering (for: ↑enter)
Hyponyms:
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

2. succeed in a big way; get to the top (Freq. 2)
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After he published his book, he had arrived

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I don't know whether I can make it in science!

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You will go far, my boy!

Syn: ↑arrive, ↑make it, ↑go far
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s PP

3. secure a place in a college, university, etc. (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑get into
Hypernyms: ↑obtain
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s something

(for: ↑get into)
4. of trains; move into (a station) (Freq. 1)
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The bullet train drew into Tokyo Station

Syn: ↑pull in, ↑move in, ↑draw in
Ant: ↑pull out (for: ↑pull in)
Hypernyms: ↑arrive, ↑get, ↑come
Verb Group: ↑close in, ↑draw in
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

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1) (of a train, aircraft, or other transport) arrive at its destination

the train got in late

(of a person) arrive at one's destination

what time did you get in?

2) (of a political party or candidate) be elected

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get in [phrasal verb]
1 a : to enter a place

The burglar got in through an unlocked window.

1 b : to arrive at a place

The train got in late.

1 c : to arrive home

Her husband was out late last night. He didn't get in until almost midnight.

2 : to become involved in an activity

The people who have become rich in this business are the ones who got in at the beginning.

3 : to be chosen or elected for office

The mayor got in by a very slim margin.

4 get in or get (someone) in : to be accepted or to cause (someone) to be accepted as a student, member, etc.

It's a very good school. I hope your daughter gets in.

I hope you get your daughter in.

5 get (someone) in : to have (someone) come to your home, business, etc., to do work

We had to get a doctor/plumber in to deal with the emergency.

6 get (something) in or get in (something)
6 a : to do or say (something) by making an effort

He managed to get a few good punches in before they stopped the fight.

May I get a word in here? [=may I say something here?]

— see also get a word in edgewise at edgewise
6 b : to send or deliver (something) to the proper person or place

Did you get your assignment in on time?

6 c : to do (something) in the amount of time that is available

I was able to get in a few hours of reading last night.

I hope we can get in a visit to the art museum the next time we're in the city.

6 d : to harvest (a crop) and put it in a safe or dry place

It's time to get the crop/harvest in.

We'd better get the hay in before it rains.

7 get in on (something) : to become involved in (something)

It sounds like an interesting project and I'd like to get in on it.

8 get in with (someone) : to become friends with (someone)

She got in with [=fell in with] a bad crowd and got into trouble.

He managed to get in good with the boss. [=he got the boss to like him]

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Main Entry:get

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ˌget ˈin | ˌget ˈinto sth derived
1. to arrive at a place

The train got in late.

What time do you get into Heathrow?

2. to win an election

The Republican candidate stands a good chance of getting in.

She first got into Parliament

(= became an MP)

in 2005.

3. to be admitted to a school, university, etc

She's got into Durham to study law.

Main entry:getderived

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