Phrasal Verbs with IN

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ask in
(separable) to request someone to come in

At the end of the date, I asked Mary in.

bash in
(separable) to damage something by hitting it violently

Vandals bashed in the windows of my new Lamborghini.

blend in
(intransitive) to match or look the same as the surroundings

In Max's neighborhood, if you don't blend in, you'll get beat up.

break in
(intransitive) to forcibly enter a building

Max called the police when he thought he heard someone breaking in.

break in
(separable) to work or repeatedly use something so that it becomes comfortable or easily usable

Max's shoes hurt him as he had not yet broke them in.

bring in bring_in
(separable) to earn money

Jill hates her new job, but she's bringing in a lot of money.

bring in bring_in
(separable) to reach a verdict

The judge declared a mistrial because the jury could not bring in a verdict.

bring in bring_in
(separable) to arrest someone; to bring someone to the police station (usually for questioning)

The police brought Max in for robbing the bank.

butt in
(intransitive) to enter a conversation uninvited

"Excuse me for butting in, but I couldn't help overhearing..."

check in check_in
(separable) to register(usually at a hotel, airport, or hospital)

The terrorist sweated nervously as he checked his baggage in.

color in
(separable) to fill with color (usually an outline)

Max happily colored in the pictures in his textbook.

come in come_in
(intransitive) to arrive, get in

News came in that next year's car models have just come in.

come in come_in
(intransitive) to place in a race or contest

Frank came in second in the Boston Marathon.

come in come_in
(intransitive) to be received (signal)

No matter how much Max adjusted the antenna, the radio station just didn't come in very well.

fill in fill_in
(separable) to complete where needed

Please fill in the blanks.

fit in
(intransitive) to get along with others in a group

Bill decided to go into politics when he discovered he didn't fit in anywhere else.

get in get_in
(intransitive) to arrive

When did you get in from Paris?

hand in hand_in
(separable) to turn in or give work you have done

Max was embarrassed about handing in his homework late.

jump in
(intransitive) to join an activity while it's in progress; to interrupt

I was telling the story to Mary, but Max kept jumping in.

lock in lock_in
(separable) to lock the door so that someone can't leave

Mary was afraid that Max might flee, so she locked him in.



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