get in

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get in (third-person singular simple present gets in, present participle getting in, simple past got in, past participle (UK) got in or (US) gotten in)

  1. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see get,‎ in.
  2. (transitive) To get into or inside something, literally or figuratively.
    Hurry up and get in the car!
    He tried to go after the ball but couldn't get in the game.
    You'd better get in gear. We've got work to do!
  3. (intransitive) To enter a place; to gain access.
    If you want to get in, you'll need the gate code and a key.
    Teens walk the redlight district but can never get in.
    They hacked his password and finally got in.
  4. (intransitive, transitive, idiomatic) To secure membership at a selective school.
    All of our students who applied to university got in.
  5. (intransitive, idiomatic) To be elected to some office.
    Do the early results say our candidate will get in?
  6. (of evenings or nights) To become dark earlier as a result of seasonal change; to draw in.
    Winter's on the way, and the nights are getting in.
  7. (intransitive) To arrive.
    What time does your flight get in?
    It was gone 9 o'clock by the time I got in from work last night.


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get in

  1. (UK, slang) An exclamation of joy at one's success.
    - You gained full marks in the exam.
    - Get in!