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Synonyms of in in English:


  • 1 she was hiding in the closet
    inside, within, in the middle of;
    surrounded by, enclosed by
  • 2 he was covered in mud
    with, by
  • 3 he put a candy in his mouth
    into, inside
  • 4 they met in 1921
    during, in the course of, over
  • 5 I'll see you in half an hour
    after, at the end of, following;
    within, in less than, in under
  • adverb

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  • 1 his mom walked in
    inside, indoors, into the room, into the house/building
  • 2 the tide's in
    high, at its highest level, rising
  • adjective

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  • 1 no one is in
    present, (at) home;
    inside, indoors, in the house/room
  • 2 informal sculpted beards are in
    fashionable, in fashion, in vogue, popular, stylish, modern, modish, chic, à la mode, de rigueur, trendy, cool, all the rage, du jour, with it, the in thing, hip, hot
    [Antonyms] unfashionable, unpopular
  • Phrases

    in for

    we're probably in for some rain
    due for, in line for;
    expecting, about to undergo/receive

    in for it

    when Dad gets home, you're gonna be in for it
    in trouble, about to be punished
    informalin hot/deep water

    in on

    we were never in on the whole story
    privy to, aware of, acquainted with, informed about/of, apprised of
    informalwise to, in the know about, hip to

    ins and outs

    informal no one expects you to learn all the ins and outs on your first day of work
    details, particulars, facts, features, characteristics, nuts and bolts
    informalnitty gritty

    in with

    her principal mission was to get in with as many senior executives as possible
    in favor with, popular with, friendly with, friends with, on good terms with;
    liked by, admired by, accepted by

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