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preposition - Within the limits, bounds, or area of: was hit in the face; born in the spring; a chair in the garden.

preposition - From the outside to a point within; into: threw the letter in the wastebasket.

preposition - To or at a situation or condition of: was split in two; in debt; a woman in love.

preposition - Having the activity, occupation, or function of: a life in politics; the officer in command.

preposition - During the act or process of: tripped in racing for the bus.

preposition - With the arrangement or order of: fabric that fell in luxuriant folds; arranged to purchase the car in equal payments.

preposition - After the style or form of: a poem in iambic pentameter.

preposition - With the characteristic, attribute, or property of: a tall man in an overcoat.

preposition - By means of: paid in cash.

preposition - Made with or through the medium of: a statue in bronze; a note written in German.

preposition - With the aim or purpose of: followed in pursuit.

preposition - With reference to: six inches in depth; has faith in your judgment.

preposition - Used to indicate the second and larger term of a ratio or proportion: saved only one in ten.

adverb - To or toward the inside: opened the door and stepped in.

adverb - To or toward a destination or goal: The mob closed in.

adverb - Sports So as to score, as by crossing home plate in baseball: singled the runner in.

adverb - Within a place, as of business or residence: The manager is in before anyone else.

adverb - So as to be available or under one's control: We can proceed when all the evidence is in.

adverb - So as to include or incorporate: Fold in the egg whites.

adverb - So as to occupy a position of success or favor: campaigned hard and was voted in.

adverb - In a particular relationship: got in bad with their supervisor.

adjective - Located inside; inner.

adjective - Incoming; inward: took the in bus.

adjective - Holding office; having power: the in party.

adjective - Informal Currently fashionable: the in thing to wear this season.

adjective - Informal Concerned with or attuned to the latest fashions: the in crowd. See Synonyms at fashionable.

adjective - Relating to, understandable to, or coming from an exclusive group: an in reference.

noun - One that has position, influence, or power: the ins against the outs.

noun - Informal Influence; power: had an in with the authorities.

idiom - in for Guaranteed to get or have: You're in for a big surprise.

idiom - in on Informed about; participating in: Only one business partner was not in on the illegal scheme.

idiom - in that For the reason that.

abbreviation - inch

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