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get in

phrasal verb with get
 
 
/ɡet/ verb ( present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got, US gotten)
ENTER B1 to succeed in entering a place, especially a building: They must have got in through the bathroom window.Arriving, entering and invading
PERSON ARRIVING B1 to arrive at your home or the place where you work: What time did you get in last night?Arriving, entering and invading
VEHICLE ARRIVING B1 If a train or other vehicle gets in at a particular time, that is when it arrives: Our flight's getting in later than expected.Arriving, entering and invading
BE CHOSEN B1 to succeed in being chosen or elected for a position in a school or other organization: He wanted to go to Oxford University but he didn't get in.Elections
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