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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyget in
he/she/itgets in
present participlegetting in
past tensegot in
past participlegot in
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to arrive at home or at work

    You got in very late last night!

    Mark never gets in before 9.30.

    1. a.
      if a train, plane etc gets in, it arrives

      Our flight got in on time.

      The London train gets in at 10.05.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to be accepted to study at a school or chosen to play for a team etc

    It's a very exclusive school and you have to pass an exam to get in.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] to be elected for a political job

    The Labour Party got in again in 2001.

  4. 4
    [transitive] to deliver or send something to a person or place

    I have to get this homework in by the end of the week.

  5. 5
    [transitive] British to ask someone to come to your house, office etc in order to do something for you

    We're getting a plumber in to fix the leak.

  6. 6
    [transitive] to manage to fit something such as an activity or comment into a small amount of time

    One writer managed to get in 20 plugs for his new book in a single interview.

  7. 7
    [transitive] British to buy or collect things that you need

    Kara's friends are coming at the weekend, so get lots of chocolate in.

This is the British English definition of get in. View American English definition of get in