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Meaning of “get in” in the English Dictionary

"get in" in British English

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get in

phrasal verb with get uk   us   /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten)
  • (ENTER)

B1 to ​succeed in ​entering a ​place, ​especially by using ​force or a ​trick: They must have got in through the ​bathroomwindow.

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  • (ARRIVE)

B1 to ​arrive at ​yourhome or the ​place where you ​work: What ​time did you get in last ​night?B1 If a ​train or other ​vehicle gets in at a ​particulartime, that is when it ​arrives: What ​time is the ​planeexpected to get in?

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(Definition of get in from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"get in" in American English

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get in

phrasal verb with get  us   /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past participle gotten  /ˈɡɑt·ən/ or got  /ɡɑt/ )
  • (ARRIVE)

to ​arrive at a ​place: What ​time did you say his ​plane gets in?

get in

phrasal verb with get  us   /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past participle gotten  /ˈɡɑt·ən/ or got  /ɡɑt/ )
  • (BE ELECTED)

to be ​elected to a ​politicalposition: If Archer gets in as ​mayor, he’s ​likely to ​raisetaxes.
(Definition of get in from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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