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get sth in

verb uk phrasal verb with get   /ɡet/ ( present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten) us  

(SEND)

to send something so that it arrives by a particular time: I have to get my application in by Thursday.

(SAY)

to succeed in saying something, although it is difficult to do this because other people are talking too: He couldn't get a word in because she was talking so much. I'll try to get my suggestion in at the start of the meeting.

(FIND TIME)

informal to manage to find time to do something or deal with someone: I get in a bit of gardening most evenings.

(BUY)

UK informal to buy a supply of something, usually food or drink, so that you will have enough of what you need: We'll have to get some food in for the weekend if we're having visitors.
Translations of “get sth in”
in Chinese (Traditional) 遞送, 遞送,送交…
in Chinese (Simplified) 递送, 递送,送交…
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