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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theypencil in
he/she/itpencils in
present participlepencilling in
past tensepencilled in
past participlepencilled in
  1. to arrange for something to happen or for someone to do something, knowing that it may have to be changed later

    Pencil me in for lunch on Friday.

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