Meaning of “come in” in the English Dictionary

"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!

More examples

  • Please wipe your feet before you come into the house.
  • Simon was so absorbed in his book, he didn't even notice me come in.
  • Try not to wake the whole house when you come in!
  • She looked up and nodded for me to come in.
  • He came in with four shopping bags and dumped them on the table.

(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.

(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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