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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyinvite in
he/she/itinvites in
present participleinviting in
past tenseinvited in
past participleinvited in
  1. invite someone in to ask someone to come into your house, for example after you have been out with them

    Did she invite you in for a cup of coffee?

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