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English definition of “in”

in

preposition
 
 
/ɪn/
POSITION A1 inside or towards the inside of a container, place, or area: There's milk in the fridge. a shop in Cambridge He put his hand in his pocket.In and atEnclosing, surrounding and immersing
DURING A1 during part or all of a period of time: We're going to Italy in April. I started working here in 2003. The guinea pig lives inside in the winter.Describing when something happened or will happenSimultaneous and consecutiveOrder and sequence
USING TIME A2 needing or using no more than a particular amount of time: They managed to complete the work in two weeks. I'll be ready in a few minutes.Relating to time
PART OF A2 part of something: Who's the woman in the painting? There are a few spelling mistakes in your essay.Words meaning parts of things
JOB B1 involved in a particular kind of job: a career in publishing/politicsJobs, careers and professionsWorking
SUBJECT B1 connected with a particular subject: a degree in philosophy advances in medical scienceRegarding and concerningLinking and relating
WEARING B1 wearing: Do you know that man in the grey suit?Clothing - general words
EXPRESSED B1 expressed or written in a particular way: Complete the form in black ink. She spoke to him in Russian.Remarks and remarkingExpressing and asking opinionsSaying and utteringSaying again
ARRANGED B1 arranged in a particular way: We sat down in a circle. Is this list in alphabetical order?Patterns and shapes
EXPERIENCE B1 experiencing an emotion or condition: We watched in horror as a body was pulled from the wreckage. She's in a bad mood this morning. The kitchen's in a terrible state.Experiencing and suffering
in all B2 used to show the total amount of something: Some of the children came, so there were 15 of us in all.General
(Definition of in preposition from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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