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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyfit in
he/she/itfits in
present participlefitting in
past tensefitted in or fit in
past participlefitted in or fit in
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to belong to a group, plan, or situation

    He explained the project to me and how my job fits in.

    fit in with:

    He didn’t fit in with her plans, so she left him.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to be accepted by a group of people because you are similar to them

    I tried to fit in, but they were all much younger than I was.

    fit in with:

    She fitted in with her new colleagues straight away.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to have enough time to deal with someone or something

    He fits in his work around his family commitments.

    Dr Halden can fit you in this morning at 10.

  4. 4
    [transitive] to have space for someone or something

    How many lines can you fit in per page?

    I’ll come in your car, if you can fit me in.

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