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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 ​majoraccident 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 ​watermovesforwards 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 ​oceantide) to be ​rising to a ​higherlevel: 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   us   /kʌm/ 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 ​financeresearch.
[I] LAW if a ​law comes in, it is ​passed and ​starts to be used: Law ​enforcementofficials 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 ​expertadvice, 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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