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barge in

break in, burst in, butt in, infringe, interrupt, intrude, muscle in     (informal)  
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box in     
cage, confine, contain, coop up, enclose, hem in, isolate, shut in, surround, trap  

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break in  
1    barge in, burst in, butt in, interfere, interject, interpose, interrupt, intervene, intrude, put one's oar in, put one's two cents in     (U.S. slang)  
2    break and enter, burgle, invade, rob  
3    accustom, condition, get used to, habituate, initiate, prepare, tame, train  

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bring in     
accrue, bear, be worth, fetch, gross, produce, profit, realize, return, yield  

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chip in     
contribute, donate, go Dutch     (informal)   interpose, interrupt, pay, subscribe  

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The preposition is pronounced ɪn. The adverb is pronounced ɪn.        (POSITION OR MOVEMENT)  
In addition to the uses shown below, in    is used after some verbs, nouns, and adjectives in order to introduce extra information. In is also used with verbs of movement such as `walk' and `push', and in phrasal verbs such as `give in' and `dig in'.         
1       prep   Someone or something that is in    something else is enclosed by it or surrounded by it. If you put something in    a container, you move it so that it is enclosed by the container.         
He was in his car., ...clothes hanging in the wardrobe...     
2       prep   If something happens in    a place, it happens there.      
We spent a few days in a hotel..., He had intended to take a holiday in America...     
3       adv   If you are in, you are present at your home or place of work.  
be ADV     (Antonym: out)    My flatmate was in at the time...     
4       adv   When someone comes in   , they enter a room or building.      
ADV after v  
She looked up anxiously as he came in..., They shook hands and went in.     
5       adv   If a train, boat, or plane has come in    or is in   , it has arrived at a station, port, or airport.         
ADV after v, be ADV  
We'd be watching every plane coming in from Melbourne..., Look. The train's in. We'll have to run for it now.     
6       adv   When the sea or tide comes in   , the sea moves towards the shore rather than away from it.      
ADV after v, be ADV     (Antonym: out)    She thought of the tide rushing in, covering the wet sand...     
7       prep   Something that is in    a window, especially a shop window, is just behind the window so that you can see it from outside.      
There was a camera for sale in the window.     
8       prep   When you see something in    a mirror, the mirror shows an image of it.      
I couldn't bear to see my reflection in the mirror...     
9       prep   If you are dressed in    a piece of clothing, you are wearing it.      
oft -ed PREP n  
He was a big man, smartly dressed in a suit and tie.     
10       prep   Something that is covered or wrapped in    something else has that thing over or round its surface.      
oft -ed PREP n  
His legs were covered in mud.     
11       prep   If there is something such as a crack or hole in    something, there is a crack or hole on its surface.      
There was a deep crack in the ceiling above him.     

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in          [2]     (INCLUSION OR INVOLVEMENT)  
1       prep   If something is in    a book, film, play, or picture, you can read it or see it there.      
Don't stick too precisely to what it says in the book.     
2       prep   If you are in    something such as a play or a race, you are one of the people taking part.      
Alf offered her a part in the play he was directing..., More than fifteen thousand people took part in the memorial service.     
3       prep   Something that is in    a group or collection is a member of it or part of it.      
The New England team are the worst in the league.     
4       prep   You use in    to specify a general subject or field of activity.      
...those working in the defence industry., ...future developments in medicine.     

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in          [3]     (TIME AND NUMBERS)  
1       prep   If something happens in    a particular year, month, or other period of time, it happens during that time.      
...that early spring day in April 1949..., Export orders improved in the last month..., In the evening, the people assemble in the mosques...     
2       prep   If something happens in    a particular situation, it happens while that situation is going on.      
His father had been badly wounded in the last war., ...issues you struggle with in your daily life.     
3       prep   If you do something in    a particular period of time, that is how long it takes you to do it.      
PREP amount  
He walked two hundred and sixty miles in eight days.     
4       prep   If something will happen in    a particular length of time, it will happen after that length of time.      
PREP amount  
I'll have some breakfast ready in a few minutes..., They'll be back in six months.     
5       prep   You use in    to indicate roughly how old someone is. For example, if someone is in    their fifties, they are between 50 and 59 years old.         
PREP poss pl-num  
...young people in their twenties.     
6       prep   You use in    to indicate roughly how many people or things do something.      
oft PREP num who came there in droves...     
7       prep   You use in    to express a ratio, proportion, or probability.      
num PREP num  
Last year, one in five boys left school without a qualification...     

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in          [4]     (STATES AND QUALITIES)  
1       prep   If something or someone is in    a particular state or situation, that is their present state or situation.      
v-link PREP n  
The economy was in trouble..., Dave was in a hurry to get back to work..., Their equipment was in poor condition...     
2       prep   You use in    to indicate the feeling or desire which someone has when they do something, or which causes them to do it.      
Simpson looked at them in surprise..., Chris was weeping in anger and grief...     
3       prep   If a particular quality or ability is in    you, you naturally have it.      
oft PREP pron to-inf  
Violence is not in his nature...     
4       prep   You use in    when saying that someone or something has a particular quality.      
He had all the qualities I was looking for in a partner..., `I don't agree,' she said, surprised at the strength in her own voice...     
5       prep   You use in    to indicate how someone is expressing something.      
Information is given to the patient verbally and in writing., ...lessons in languages other than Spanish.     
6       prep   You use in    in expressions such as in a row or in a ball to describe the arrangement or shape of something.      
The cards need to be laid out in two rows..., Her ear, shoulder and hip are in a straight line...     
7       prep   If something is in    a particular colour, it has that colour.      
oft -ed PREP colour  
...white flowers edged in pink...     
8       prep   You use in    to specify which feature or aspect of something you are talking about.      
The movie is nearly two hours in length..., There is a big difference in the amounts that banks charge., ...a real increase in the standard of living...     

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in          [5]     ( ins    plural  )   (OTHER USES AND PHRASES)  
Pronounced ɪn for meanings 1 and 3 to 8, and ɪn for meaning 2.     
1       adj   If you say that something is in   , or is the in    thing, you mean it is fashionable or popular.         
INFORMAL   A few years ago jogging was the in thing...     
2       prep   You use in    with a present participle to indicate that when you do something, something else happens as a result.      
PREP -ing  
In working with others, you find out more about yourself.     
3    If you say that someone is in for a shock or a surprise, you mean that they are going to experience it.  
be in for      phrase   V inflects, PHR n  
You might be in for a shock at the sheer hard work involved...     
4    If someone has it in for you, they dislike you and try to cause problems for you.  
have it in for sb      phrase   V inflects, PHR n  
The other kids had it in for me.     
5    If you are in on something, you are involved in it or know about it.  
in on      prep-phrase   v-link PREP n, v n PREP n  
I don't know. I wasn't in on that particular argument...     
6    If you are in with a person or group, they like you and accept you, and are likely to help you.  
be in with      phrase   PHR n  
7    You use in that to introduce an explanation of a statement you have just made.  
in that      phrase  
I'm lucky in that I've got four sisters.     
8    The ins and outs of a situation are all the detailed points and facts about it.  
ins and outs      phrase   usu the PHR of n/-ing  
...the ins and outs of high finance...     

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in original condition
award for the best dog in a dog show
At French dog shows they use the English expression
1. in a remote area, an area in the countryside that is far from a town or city 2. in a town or city regarded as dull or unsophisticated
[Informal] [Disapproving] Syn.: In the backwoods, in the middle of nowhere.
When something is 'in the air', it means something exciting or significant is taking place or about to happen. Ex.: Spring is in the air - it's time for change!
be in a good shape
someone looking very well in the outfit he/she is wearing
[Slang] E.g.: You are a shape in a drape in this dress
expression meaning that several or all members of a family have something in common (a skill, a feature, a path or a behavior)
E.g.: He became an actor too. It runs in the family.
= get your knickers in a twist/knot
US English, colloquial
means a liquid is not clear: this tea's got bits in it, I don't like yogurt with bits in it
assez proche de l'idée de 'il y a à boire et à manger'
if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together
a misfit; something or someone looking/behaving in a manner that comes in contradiction with the general context
expression used for describing a perfect compatibility (between people, things, factors etc.)
a totally pointless endeavor
Actual hold (complete or partial control) of digital assets with or without lawful title
[Tech.];[Leg.] hold of digital assets in cyberspace
دعني على اطلاع او منخرط في الموضوع
perceived visually
E.g. How much of the info taken in by the eye do we memorize? (meaning: How much of what we see do we remember?)
a problem, a trouble, a hiccup
the fly in the ointment that summer was the terrible weather: l' ennui cet été là fut le mauvais temps.
update sb.
Did you hear what happened? - No, fill me in, please.
watching TV in excess
Work In Progress
can be used as an adjectif : this program is WIP
in real life
[Internet slang] Life in the real world, in contrast to life on the Internet.
comfortable in wealth
west african language:yorubas i am tutuola
Masters in Biomedical Engineering
suitable in quantity or quality
fear of falling in love
dispatcher in EMS Control Center
piegamento in avanti (in piedi)
a popular person in a community
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