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Synonyms of in in English:

preposition

  • 1 she was hiding in a wardrobe
    inside, within, in the middle of, within the bounds/confines of;
    [Antonyms] outside
  • 2 he was covered in mud
    with, by
  • 3 he put a fruit gum in his mouth
    into, inside, into the interior of
  • 4 they met in 1921
    during, in the course of, in the time of, over
  • 5 I'll see you in half an hour
    after, at the end of, following, subsequent to;
    within, in less than, in under, in no more than, before a … is up
  • 6 the tax is charged at ten pence in the pound
  • Phrases

    in for

    1
    she is in for a huge pay rise
    due for, in line for, likely to receive;
    expecting, about to receive, about to experience;

    in for it

    2
    we're in for it now!
    in trouble, about to be punished, about to suffer the consequences, about to pay the price, in for a scolding
    informal for it, for the high jump, in hot water, in deep water, in (deep) shtook, about to take the rap, about to catch it

    in on

    3
    now you're in on my secret
    privy to, aware of, acquainted with, informed about/of, advised of, apprised of, mindful of, sensible of
    informal wise to, clued in on, up on, in the know about, hip to, in the loop
    archaic ware of

    adverb

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  • 1 his mum walked in
    inside, indoors, into the interior, into the room/house/building, within
    [Antonyms] out
  • 2 the tide's in
    high, at its highest level, rising
    [Antonyms] out, low
  • adjective

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  • 1 we knocked at the door but there was no one in
    present, home, at home;
    inside, indoors, in the house/room
    [Antonyms] out
  • 2 informal back when beards were in
    [Antonyms] unfashionable, out
  • 3 I was in with all the right people
    in favour, popular, friendly, friends;
    [Antonyms] unpopular
  • noun

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    Phrases

    ins and outs

    1
    our instructors will teach novices the ins and outs of the sport
    informal nitty gritty, ABC, A to Z

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