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English definition of “in”


adverb (SPORT)    /ɪn/
If the ball is in during a game of tennis or a similar sport , it has not gone outside the edges of the area on which the game is played : I won that point , I'm telling you! The ball was definitely in!In and atGeneral terms used in ball sports taking your turn to play , especially taking your turn to hit the ball : Who's in next for our team ? It started to rain just as our team was going in to bat .Scoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeated 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 adverb (SPORT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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