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English definition of “in”

in

preposition (ARRANGEMENT)    /ɪn/
B1 used to show how things or people are arranged or divided : We all sat down in a circle . The desks were arranged in rows of ten. Discounts are available to people travelling in large groups . Sometimes customers buy books in twos and threes, but rarely in larger quantities than that. Cut the potatoes in two. People are dying in their thousands from cold and starvation .In and at Grammar:In, intoIn and into are prepositions.Grammar:In, into: position and directionWe use in to talk about where something is in relation to a larger area around it:Grammar:Into: enthusiasm, interestWe use be into to express enthusiasm or strong interest for something:Grammar:Change into, turn intoWe use into after verbs describing change:Grammar:In: phrasal verbsWe use in to make a number of phrasal verbs:
(Definition of in preposition (ARRANGEMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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