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"come in" in British English

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come in

phrasal verb with come uk   /kʌm/ us   /kʌm/ verb came, come
  • (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!

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  • (BE RECEIVED)

When news or information comes in, it is received: Reports are just coming in of a major accident on the motorway.
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.
come in first, second, etc.
to finish a race in first, second, etc. position
  • (SEA/OCEAN)

When the sea or the tide comes in, the water moves forwards to cover more of the beach.
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(Definition of come in from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"come in" in American English

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come in

phrasal verb with come us   /kʌm/ verb past tense came /keɪm/ , past participle come
(of the ocean tide) to be rising to a higher level: By the time we got to the beach the tide had come in.
(Definition of come in from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"come in" in Business English

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come in

phrasal verb with come uk   /kʌm/ us   verb
[I] FINANCE if you have money coming in, you receive it as income: A proportion of the money coming in was set aside to finance research.
[I] LAW if a law comes in, it is passed and starts to be used: Law enforcement officials have been swamped with information since new regulations came in earlier this year.
[I] informal to become involved in a situation, plan, or discussion: We need expert advice, and that's where you come in.come in on sth Can I come in on that issue?
(Definition of come in from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“come in” in British English

    “come in” in Business English

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