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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycome in
he/she/itcomes in
present participlecoming in
past tensecame in
past participlecome in
  1. 2
    to arrive somewhere

    What time does his train come in?

  2. 3
    if something such as a message comes in, it is received by someone

    Reports are coming in of a major air accident.

    1. a.
      if money comes in, it is earned or received by someone

      We’ve got absolutely no money coming in at the moment.

  3. 9
    to join other people who are involved in something such as a business project
    come in on:

    If your friend wants to come in on the deal, he’ll need to put a lot of money on the table.

    I’m looking for people to come in with me on a new restaurant venture.

  4. 10
    to become fashionable at a particular time

    It was a time when short hair for men was just coming in.

  5. 11
    to finish a race in a particular position
    come in first/second/third etc.:

    My horse came in third.

  6. 13
    where someone/something comes in what someone or something is needed for

    We’ll need new information systems, and that’s where Steve comes in.

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