Meaning of “come in” - Learner’s Dictionary

come in

phrasal verb with come uk us /kʌm/ verb (past tense came, past participle come)

A2 to enter a room or building:

Do you want to come in for a cup of tea?

If a fashion or a product comes in, it becomes available or becomes popular:

Flared trousers came in during the seventies.

If news, information, a report, etc comes in, it is received:

News is just coming in about the explosion.
come in first/second, etc

to finish a race or a competition in first/second, etc position


If the tide (= regular change in the level of the sea) comes in, the sea moves towards the beach or coast.

BE INVOLVED informal

used to describe how someone is involved in a situation, story, or plan:

We need people to help clean up, and that's where you come in.

(Definition of “come in” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)