in case - definition and synonyms

  1. 1
    in order to be prepared for something that may happen

    Take an umbrella in case it rains.

    just in case:

    I’ll make some sandwiches, just in case we get hungry later on.

    in case of:

    In case of bad weather, the wedding will be held indoors.

  2. 2
    used for explaining why you are doing something

    In case you were wondering, I’m here to see your brother, not you.

  3. 3
    mainly American if

    In case you can’t come, give me a call before I leave for work.

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See also main entry: case