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“get in” in British English

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get in

phrasal verb with get uk /ɡet/ 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 bathroom window.

More examples

  • The doors and windows had been bricked up to prevent squatters from getting in.
  • He banged his head on the car as he was getting in.
  • We barred the door to stop anyone getting into the room.
  • They've put barriers up to stop people (from) getting in.
  • The minibus has a lift to help wheelchair users to get in.

(ARRIVE)

B1 to arrive at your home 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 particular time, that is when it arrives:

What time is the plane expected to get in?

More examples

  • The train from Birmingham got in 20 minutes late.
  • What time does the next flight get in?
  • I check my email as soon as I get in.
  • Try not to make too much noise when you get in.
  • I'll have your dinner ready for you when you get in.

(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/ 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/ got /ɡɑt/

(BE ELECTED)

to be elected to a political position:

If Archer gets in as mayor, he’s likely to raise taxes.

(Definition of “get in” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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