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All Phrasal verbs of IN


Phrasal verbs are verbs that indicate actions or events, and are often used in informal English.


Phrasal Verbs with IN


Here are 103 of phrasal verbs of "in":

1. Ask in: To Ask someone to come.

  • They're his friends, so I asked them in.

2. Abound in: If something abounds in/with other things, it has a lot of them.

  • The coast here abounds in rare plants.

3. Barge in: To intrude; to enter or interrupt suddenly and without invitation. 

  • What makes you think you can just barge in and make demands of the CEO?

4. Bash in

A: To break or dent badly by hitting violently.

  • We got home to find that someone had bashed in the door.

B: To injure (someone) with violent blows.

  • Careful, or I'll bash your face in!

5. Bed in: To become established and start working properly, or to make something do this.

  • It will take some time for new regulations to bed in.


6. Blend in: To reserve an appointment for.

  • We can book you in after three o'clock.

7. Break in:

A: To enter the building by force.

  • He called the police when he thought he heard someone breaking in.

B: To work or use something so frequently that it is comfortable or easy to use.

  • His shoes hurt him as he had not yet broke them in.

8. Bat in: To hit the ball in a way that makes it possible for a run to score.

  • He batted in 70 runs last year.

9. Bring in:

A: To gain money.

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

B: To bring someone or something.

  • The police brought him in for robbing the bank. 

10. Butt in: To interrupt a conversation or something.

  • I'm sorry to butt in, but I have some information that might help.

11. Believe in:

A: To ascribe existence to.

    • Since I don't believe in reincarnation, I believe that the only way to eliminate suffering is to die.

B: To believe that (something) is right or desirable.

    • I don't believe in sex before marriage.

C: To have confidence in the ability or power of. 

    • I believe in you, man! You can do it!

12. Blend in

A: To add (an ingredient) by mixing or blending.

  • You have to blend in the eggs very slowly.

B: To fit unnoticed into the surroundings. (often followed by "with")

  • He disguised himself as a businessman to blend in with the others wearing suits.

13. Box in

A: To surround (someone or something) and make movement difficult.
  • The other bicyclists boxed her in and she couldn't move ahead.

B: Usually used as (be) boxed in.

  • We were boxed in and couldn't get out of our parking space.

C: Sometimes used figuratively.

  • I feel boxed in by all these rules.

14. Breathe in: Take some air into your lungs.

  • She breathed in deeply.

15. Brick in: To fill an opening in a wall with bricks.

  • The windows had been bricked up.

16. Build in:

A: To build something such as a piece of furniture so that it becomes part of a wall or room.

  • They had built in a wardrobe with mirrored doors.

B: Build in or build into (build something in/into something) to make something part of a plan, system, calculation etc.

  • The cost of hiring equipment is built into the price.

17. Butt in: To interrupt a conversation or discussion or someone who is talking.

  • He kept on butting in with silly comments.

18. Buy in: Buy supplies or commodities in large quantities from an external supplier.

  • We have garlic, onions, and potatoes from last year's crop, but we have to buy in everything else.

19. Buzz in: To open a remote-controlled door to allow (a person) to enter after he/she has sounded the doorbell or buzzer. informal

  • I'm going to buy some more coffee. Could you buzz me in when I get back?

11. Check in: To arrive or register (usually at a hotel, airport or hospital).

  • We need to check in all these students before they're given the test materials.

12. Color in: To fill something with color.

  • My daughter loves art, so just give her crayons and a coloring book, and she'll color in pictures all day long.

13. Come in

A: To enter a room or building.

  • Come in! I'm in the kitchen!

B: To achieve a number in a race.

  • He came in second in the Cairo Marathon.

14. Call in

A: To communicate with a base etc, by telephone.

  • I was too unwell to work yesterday so I called in sick. 

B: To report; communicate (a message) by telephone or similar.

  •  The hoaxer called in a bomb threat. 

C: To pay a short visit. I'll call in this afternoon to pick up my prescription.o summon someone, especially for help or advice.

    • The government called in the army to deal with the riots.

15. Cash in

A: To exchange for cash.

  • The gamblers cashed in their remaining chips at the end of the night. 

B: To profit from something; to take advantage of an opportunity in order to profit, especially financially.

  • Lots of people tried to cash in on that market, but few succeeded.

16. Cave in

A: (of a roof or similar structure) subside or collapse.

  • The tunnel walls caved in. 

B: Capitulate or submit under pressure.

  • Eventually, Danny caved in and let him stay.

17. Chime in: To interrupt or speak in a conversation, usually to agree with what has been said.

  • It's very difficult," I said. "Impossible," she chimed in. 

18. Chip in

A: To make a contribution; help in a small way; especially, to pay for a part of something.

  • If we all chip in, we can afford to buy a pizza for lunch. 

B: To contribute.

  • He chipped in twenty for the retirement gift. 

C: To ante; to put into the pot the amount of chips or money required to continue.

  • He seemed to hesitate when he chipped in.

D: To put a chip shot in the hole.

  • He chipped in from 20 yards for a birdie.

19. Chuck in: To stop doing something that was a regular job or activity.

  • I've decided to chuck in my job.

20. Clock in

A: To begin working time, especially by punching in (To enter a workplace by punching a time card).

  • We clocked in at 7:30, but didn't actually do any work until at least.

B: To be measured at. 

  • Big Joe clocks in at 384 pounds, far outweighing his opponent.

21. Close in: To come nearer to someone being pursued.

  • The police were closing in on the thieves.

22. Clue in: To inform or tell. informal

  • It looks like somebody finally clued them in that the intercom was broken the whole time.

23. Color in: To fill an area with color using paint, colored pencils, etc.

  • Rosie drew an elephant and colored it in.

24. Confide in: To share your feelings and secrets with someone because you trust them not to tell other people.

  • She's nice, but I don't feel I can confide in her.

25. Consist in: To have the thing mentioned as the only or most important part.

  • Tolerance consists in respecting other people’s opinions.

25. Count in

A: To include (someone) in an activity, etc.

  • You're going to the beach? Count me in! 

B: To do a countdown before the start of something, especially a musical performance.

  • The drummer will count us in with a "three-two-one".

26. Crowd in: To squeeze a large number of people in a small space.

  • If we're all going to fit in this elevator, we're going to have to crowd in!

27. Deal in: To buy and sell particular goods as a business.

  • They mainly deal in rare books.

28. Dial in

A: To configure or set up, particularly a complex machine with many configuration options (especially knobs and dials).

  • Before starting the recording, make sure you've dialled in the right synthesiser settings.

B: to connect to a system or service by telephone.

  • I tried dialling in to the server, but I couldn't connect.

C: To join or participate in a conference call.

  • Did you dial in to that earnings announcement?

D: To apprehend and align oneself (to an idea, circumstance, way of thinking, etc.).

  • The company quickly dialled in to the fact that customers wanted greater convenience.

29. Dig in: To start eating.

  • The food's getting cold - dig in!

30. Dive in: To start a new endeavor enthusiastically and wholeheartedly.

  • Don't just get a toe wet; dive in and create your first entry.

31. Do in:

A: To kill or end.

  • By the eighth mile, I was sure that finishing the 10-mile hike would do me in.

B: To exhaust, to tire out.

  • I’m off to bed. I’m completely done in.

C: To damage or injure.

  • I’m off work at the moment; I’ve done my back in.

32. Dob in: To secretly tell someone in authority that someone else has done something wrong.

  • Who was it who dobbed me in (to the teacher)?

33. Draw in

A: To attract.

  • Their concerts draw in big crowds. 

B: To get (someone) involved.

  • They drew in the quiet boy who hadn't wanted to participate. 

C: To approach.

  • They saw that the night was quickly drawing in, so they pitched their tent. 

D: To become dark earlier as a result of seasonal change.

  • It's that time of year again when the evenings really start to draw in.

34. Drink in:

A: To absorb (liquid).

  • The dry land drank in the rain.

B: To absorb; to be completely attentive to.

  • They listened to him in rapt silence, drinking in his every word.

35. Drop in: To arrive casually and unannounced, with little or no warning; also, to visit without an appointment.

  • I was in the garden covered with mud when my grandmother dropped in for a visit.

36. End in: To have at the ending; to have as its termination.

  • The movie ends in disaster.

37. Factor in: To consider as a factor.

  • The apartment seemed like good value until we factored in the cost of the repairs.

38. Fall in

A: To collapse inwards.

  • The heavy rain caused the roof to fall in. 

B: To come to an end; to terminate; to lapse.

  • On the death of Mr. B., the annuity, which he had so long received, fell in.

39. Fence in:

A. To enclose with a fence.

  • If we fence in that field, it will be a good pasture for a horse.

B. To restrict freedom.

  • Many people feel fenced in by the new rules.

40. Fill in: To complete the empty thing.

  • Fill in the blank with the correct answer.

41. Fit in: To look pleasant together or are suitable for each other.

  • I just don't fit in with any of the kids at my new school. 

42. Get in

A: To succeed in entering a place, especially a building.

  • They got in through the bathroom window.

B: To arrive at a place at a particular time.

  • My train gets in at 9.45 p.m.

C: To succeed in being chosen or elected.

  • He wanted to go to Cambridge University but he didn’t get in.

43. Give in

A: To collapse or fall.

  • The roof gave in under the weight of the snow. 

B: To relent, yield, surrender or admit defeat.

  • I finally gave in and let him stay up to watch TV. 

44. Go in

A: Used other than figuratively or idiomatically.

  • It's getting cold. Let's go in.

B: (of the sun, moon or stars) To become obscured by clouds.

  • It's chilly now the sun's gone in.

C: To share in part of a project's or plan's duties or costs.

  • If you guys are fixing up that boat together to share it, I'll go in too. 

D: (of a fact or concept) To become understood or accepted.

  • You have to tell him a hundred times if you want it to go in.

45. Hand in: To give your finished work to a teacher.

  • He was embarrassed about handing in his homework late.

46. Hang in: Said as a way of telling someone to not give up, despite difficulties.

  • Work can get tough in the middle of a term but hang in there and it'll be OK.

47. Hedge in

A: To enclose or surround something with a hedge, trees or other plant life.

  • I've been working on hedging in the yard with trees. 

B: To limit or constrain (someone).

  • She was hedged in by her husband's rules.

48. Hold in

A: To keep to oneself; to prevent from escaping.

  • To hold in laughter, or one's emotions.

B: To restrain oneself.

  • He wanted to laugh and could hardly hold in.

49. Home in: To focus or narrow down to something; to find, draw closer or move towards, as by trial and error or a gradual seeking process.

  • He used the clues to home in on the source of the flames.

50. Hone in: To direct your thoughts or attention towards something.

  • The detectives honed in on the suspect.

51. Ink in: Ink into write or draw in ink over something that has already been written or drawn in pencil.

  • The date for the presentation should have been inked in (= made definite) by now.

52. Instance in: To cite an instance; to adduce an example.

  • Of all the opinions, this one instanced in by you is in your judgment the truest.

53. Jack in: To stop doing a regular activity. Often a job or studies.

  • I've had enough of working nights, so I'm going to jack in my job.

54. Join in: To take part in an activity with other people.

  • She listens but she never joins in.

55. Jump in: To jump into something.

  • When I was a kid, I loved the fall, when we'd jump in the sofa.

56. Keep in: To make a child stay inside as a punishment, or to make someone stay in hospital.

  • They kept her in overnight for observation.

57. Key in: To put information into a computer, phone, or other machine using a keyboard or touchscreen.

  • I keyed the number in, but nothing happened.

58. Kick in

A: To kick or strike so as to cause the object struck to collapse or fall inwards.

  • Upon hearing residents in the burning house, the passerby kicked in the front door and yelled to those inside.

B: To start, connect, or take effect, especially in a sudden way. 

  • You have to push the switch hard to get the heater to kick in.

C: To contribute, especially to a collection of money. 

  • For the year-end party, we're asking each employee to kick in twenty dollars.

59. Lay in: To collect and store something to use in the future.

  • To lay in food supplies.

50. Lead in: An introduction to a subject, story, show, etc.

  • He told an amusing story as a lead-in to his speech.

51. Let in: To allow somebody to share a secret.

  • Are you going to let them in on your plans?

52. Lie in: To stay in bed after the time you usually get up.

  • It's a holiday tomorrow, so you can lie in.

53. Listen in

A: To listen without participating.

  • Do you mind if I listen in on your meeting tomorrow? 

B: To listen secretly.

  • You should close the door for conversations like that. You never know who might be listening in.

54. Live in: To live at the place where you work or study.

  • The university guarantees accommodation in halls of residence for every first year who wants to live in.

55. Lock in

A: To secure (someone or something) in a locked enclosure.

  • The dog won't escape now we've locked him in the kitchen. 

B: To fix the value of (something potentially variable).

  • I've locked in a rate of 5%. 

C: To prevent from escaping or deteriorating.

  • Our new foil packets keep the flavour of the crisps locked in.

56. Move in

A: To start to live in your new home.

  • Our new neighbours moved in yesterday.

B: To live, spend your time, etc. in a particular social group.

  • She only moves in the best circles.

C: To move towards somebody/something from all directions, especially in a threatening way.

  • The police moved in on the terrorists.

57. Muck in: To join in with work.

  • If we all muck in, we can get this room cleaned in next to no time.

58. Muscle in: To force your way into a situation and make certain you are included, although you are not wanted. informal

  • I hear Mark is muscling in on our meeting.

59. Opt in: To choose to be part of an activity, arrangement, etc.

  • Company policy is to leave new workers out of the pension scheme, unless they choose to opt in.

60. Pack in

A: (of plays, performers, etc.) to attract a lot of people to see it/them.

  • The band can always pack in the crowds.

B: To stop doing something.

  • She decided to pack in her job.

61. Park in: To park a vehicle in such a way as to prevent (a different vehicle) from leaving.

  • I can't leave: I've been parked in by some inconsiderate jerk.

62. Pen in: To keep people or animals in a small area.

  • The sheep were penned in behind the barn.

63. Pencil in: To write down somebody’s name or details of an arrangement with them that you know might have to be changed later.

  • We've pencilled in a meeting for Tuesday afternoon.

64. Phase in: To introduce or start using something gradually in stages over a period of time.

  • The new tax will be phased in over two years.

65. Phone in

A: To make a phone call to the place where you work.

  • Three people have phoned in sick already this morning.

B: To make a phone call to a radio or television station.

  • Listeners are invited to phone in with their comments.

66. pitch in

A: To join in and help with an activity, by doing some of the work or by giving money, advice, etc.

  • Everyone pitched in with the work. 

B: To give a particular amount of money in order to help with something.

  • We all pitched in $10 to buy her a gift. 

67. Plug in: To connect a piece of electrical equipment to the main supply of electricity or to another piece of electrical equipment.

  • Is the printer plugged in?

68. Plunge in

A: To jump into something, especially with force.

  • The pool was declared open and eager swimmers plunged in. 

B: To start doing something in an enthusiastic way, especially without thinking carefully about what you are doing.

  • He's always plunging in at the deep end (= becoming involved in difficult situations without being well enough prepared). 

69. Price in: To include (the costs of a possible future event, especially a negative one) in an estimation of the total value of something.

  • The recent interest rate change was anticipated and has been priced in to the value of the stock by the market.

70. Pull in

A: To pull something, so that it comes inside.

  • After falling out of the boat, the crew pulled him in.

 B: To approach or drive up to a place and come to a stop.

  • A car just pulled in our driveway. 

C: To approach a station; to arrive at a station.

  • Quick! The train's pulling in.

D: To arrest someone; to take somoene to a police station because they may have done something.

  • She was pulled in for questioning. 

E: To earn [money].

  • He pulls in a lot of money. 

F: To tighten a sail by pulling on a rope.

  • Pull in the main sheet.

71. Punch in

A: To record the time you arrive at work by putting a card into a special machine.

  • I'm going to punch in a bit early today to get more work done.

B: To put information into a computer by pressing the keys.

  • He punched in the security code.

72. Push in: To rudely join a line of people who are waiting for something, by moving in front of some of the people who are already there.

  • I was about to get on the bus when two men pushed in in front of me.

73. Put in

A: To place inside.

  • Just put in the key for the ignition and turn it. 

B: To apply, request, or submit.

  • I'm going to the bank to put in for a transfer. 

C: To contribute.

  • I put in an extra hour at work today.

74. Rake in: To earn a lot of money, especially when it is done easily.

  • The movie raked in more than $300 million.

75. Read in

A: To accept as input.

  • The computer reads in a program file from disk and executes the contents.

B: To allow access to classified information.

  • I can tell you what this isn't. This isn't me reading you in, Bernard.

76. Reel in: To wind something on/off a reel.

  • I slowly reeled the fish in.


77. Ring in

A: To make a phone call to (this place).

  • John has just rung in sick. He won't be back til Monday, he says. 

B: To celebrate by ringing of bells or as if by ringing of the bells.

  • We will ring in the New Year at a ski resort.

78. Roll in

A: To arrive casually at a place.

  • He rolled in five minutes late, without even saying sorry. 

B: To come in an unstoppable flow.

  • The money keeps on rolling in.

79. Rope in: To persuade someone to do something for you.

  • At the last minute, we roped in a couple of spectators to complete the team.

80. Rule in: To decide or say officially that something is possible or will definitely happen, or that something or someone is suitable.

  • Are we prepared to negotiate? We haven't ruled it in or out.

81. Run in: (in the past) to prepare the engine of a new car for normal use by driving slowly and carefully.

  • Whatever system you choose, it must be run in properly.

82. Rush in: To move too quickly indoors or somewhere.

  • The shoppers began rushing in the mall the moment it was82 opened to take advantage of the White Friday sales."83

83. Stay in: To not going out.

  • He decided to stay in this weekend because he was tired of going out. 

84. See in: To find somebody/something attractive or interesting.

  • I don't know what she sees in him.

 85. Set in: To take root, become established. quotations.

  • That was the point at which the rot set in.

86. Settle in: To start to feel comfortable in a new home, job, etc.

  • It’s not always easy for a new player to settle in.

87. Show in: To lead or direct someone to an enclosed space, usually a room.

  • I'll be in the library. When my guests arrive, show them in, Charlie.

88. Shut in

A: To put somebody in a room and keep them there; to go to a room and stay there.

  • She shut the dog in the shed while she prepared the barbecue. 

B: To close a door, lid, etc. on something, in a way that is painful or means that the item cannot be moved.

  • Sam shut his finger in the car door.

89. Sign in: To write your/somebody’s name when you arrive at or leave an office, a club, etc.

  • All visitors must sign in on arrival.

90. Sink in: To become completely known, felt, or understood.

  • He knows he's been naughty, but it will take a while for it to sink in.

91. Sit in: To fulfill a responsibility for another person.

  • The vice president will sit in for the president at today’s meeting.

92. Sleep in: To sleep late; to go on sleeping past one's customary or planned hour.

  • On a rainy Saturday, after a busy week at work, he closed the curtains and decided to sleep in.

93. Slot in: To manage to find a position, a time or an opportunity for somebody/something.

  • I can slot you in between 3 and 4.

94. Sneak in

A: To enter without being noticed quotations.

  • I'm going to try to sneak in by the back door. 

B: To barely advance or be allowed entry in a competition or organization despite minimal credentials or competitors thought to be superior. 

  • With Newport's team suffering from injuries, Springfield was able to sneak in to the quarter-finals. 

C: To take (something) in covertly, to smuggle.

  • He had sneaked the alcohol in and was now handing it out to his friends.

95. Sock in: To stop all travel or movement of vehicles in an area because of bad weather.

  • The entire coast was socked in all week with fog.

96. Squeeze in

A: To find time or other resources for.
  • My appointment book is pretty full, but I can just squeeze you in.
B: To pack tightly together.
  • We don't have much room in this car, so everyone will have to squeeze in.

C: To force in, stretch something to make something larger fit.

  • My son was able to squeeze in the tight crawl space to retrieve the cat.

 97. Stand in: To take somebody’s place.

  • My assistant will stand in for me while I'm away.

98. Stave in: To stave from the outside, to crush inward, to cause to collapse inward.

  • We'll get an axe and stave in all these barrels and the liquid will all run out", threatened the man.

99. Stay in

A: Used other than figuratively or idiomatically.

  • I don't like to stay in motels.

B: To remain at home. 

  • My friends invited me out on Saturday, but instead I stayed in and watched television.

100. Step in: To help somebody in a difficult situation or an argument.

  • A local businessman stepped in with a large donation for the school.

101. Take in

A: To take or understand something or someone.

  • I wasn't able to take every detail in, but I got the gist of it.

B: To provide him shelter.

  • Sam took Aya in while he was in town.

C: To breathe or inhale something.

  • He's taken a lot of smoke in—he needs medical attention right away.

102. Traded in: To exchange something (usually used) for payment or partial payment for something else.

  • He traded his old jalopy in as a down payment on a new BMW."

103. Turn in: To present or give the work done to someone.

  • She turns in his homework almost always on time. 


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