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  1. in
    IPA[in]
  2. preposition

    • 1. expressing the situation of something that is or appears to be enclosed or surrounded by something else:

      dressed in their Sunday best she saw it in the rearview mirror living in Deep River soak it in warm soapy water
      Synonym : inside, within, in the middle of, within the bounds/confines of, surrounded by, enclosed by
    • 2. expressing motion with the result that something ends up within or surrounded by something else:

      don't put dye in the bathtub he got in his car and drove off
      Synonym : into, inside, into the interior of
    • 3. expressing a period of time during which an event takes place or a situation remains the case:

      they met in 1885 at one o'clock in the morning I hadn't seen him in years
      Synonym : during, in the course of, in the time of, over
    • 4. expressing the length of time before a future event is expected to take place:

      I'll see you in fifteen minutes
      Synonym : after, at the end of, following, subsequent to, within, in less than, in under, in no more than, before a … is up
    • 5. (often followed by a noun without a determiner) expressing a state or condition:

      to be in love I've got to put my affairs in order a woman in her thirties laid out in a straight line
    • 6. indicating the quality or aspect with respect to which a judgment is made:

      no discernible difference in quality
    • 7. expressing inclusion or involvement:

      I read it in a book acting in a film
    • 8. indicating someone's occupation or profession:

      she works in publishing
    • 9. indicating the language or medium used:

      say it in Polish put it in writing
    • 10. indicating the key in which a piece of music is written:

      Mozart's Piano Concerto in E flat
    • 11. as an integral part of (an activity):

      in planning public expenditure it is better to be prudent

    adverb

    • 1. expressing movement with the result that someone or something becomes enclosed or surrounded by something else:

      come in presently the admiral breezed in bring it in
      Synonym : inside, indoors, into the interior, into the room/house/building, within
    • 2. expressing the situation of being enclosed or surrounded by something:

      we were locked in
    • 3. expressing arrival at a destination:

      the train got in very late
    • 4. (of the tide) rising or at its highest level.

      Synonym : high, at its highest level, rising
    • 5. (of an infielder or outfielder) playing closer to home plate than usual:

      looking for a force, they brought the infield in
    • 6. (of a pitch) very close to the batter:

      he threw a fastball in and up a little

    adjective

    noun

    • 1. a position of influence with someone powerful or famous:

      he would ensure an in with the nominee
    • prefix字首

      (added to adjectives) not:

      (added to nouns) without; lacking:

    • abbreviation

      inch(es).
    • prefix字首

      in; into; toward; within:
    • symbol

      the chemical element indium.
    • suffix字尾

      forming names of organic compounds, pharmaceutical products, proteins, etc.:
    • suffix字尾

      denoting a gathering of people having a common purpose, typically as a form of protest:
    • preposition

      expressing the situation of something that is or appears to be enclosed or surrounded by something else:

      expressing motion with the result that something ends up within or surrounded by something else:

    • adverb

      expressing movement with the result that someone or something becomes enclosed or surrounded by something else:

      expressing the situation of being enclosed or surrounded by something:

    • adjective

      present at one's home or office:

      fashionable:

    • prefix字首

      (added to adjectives) not:

      (added to nouns) without; a lack of:

    • suffix字尾

      denoting a gathering of people having a common purpose, typically as a form of protest:
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