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in place

Definition of in place in English:

1Working or ready to work; established.
Example sentences
  • It is hoped that a new model to calculate fees will be established and in place by next year.
  • Once my furnishings were in place and the draperies ordered it was too late to change my mind anyway.
  • Arrangements would be put in place to make sure he was kept away from patients who did not wish to see him.
Synonyms
ready, set up, all set, established, arranged, in order
2North American Not traveling any distance: running in place
More example sentences
  • Like hamsters on an exercise wheel, we ran in place, facing a long mirror and staring at ourselves.
Synonyms
in position, in situ
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Pronunciation: ˈɔːθəʊɛpi
noun
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