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phrasal verb
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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
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  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 right 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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