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English definition of “come in”

come in

verb uk phrasal verb with come   /kʌm/ (came, come) us  

(ENTER)

A2 to enter a room or building: Do you want to come in for a cup of tea? Hi, come in - great to see you!Arriving, entering and invading

(FASHION)

If a fashion or product comes in, it becomes available or popular: Flared trousers first came in during the 1970s.FashionModern and fashionableModern and fashionable
come in handy, useful, etc. to be useful for a particular purpose: Keep it, it might come in useful. The money will come in handy when I want to travel.Useful or advantageous

(BE RECEIVED)

When news or information comes in, it is received: Reports are just coming in of a major accident on the motorway.Broadcasting in general If you have money coming in, you receive it as income: With Dave unemployed, we don't have much money coming in at the moment.Earning money and money earned

(BE INVOLVED)

C2 informal to become involved in a situation, story, or plan: We need expert advice, and that's where you come in.Taking part and getting involvedGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' will
come in first, second, etc. to finish a race in first, second, etc. positionScoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeated

(SEA)

When the sea or the tide comes in, the water moves forwards to cover more of the beach.
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Floods, tides and currents
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