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INS US English

Immigration and Naturalization Service

INS New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

US Immigration and Naturalization Service

in US English

A position of influence

the ins and outs US English

All the details (of something)

add-in US English

A device or piece of software that can be added to a computer to give extra features or functions

buy-in US English

A purchase of shares by a broker after a seller has failed to deliver similar shares, the original seller being charged any difference in cost

call-in US English

A radio or television program during which the listeners or viewers telephone the studio and participate

cave-in US English

A collapse of a roof or similar structure, typically underground

cut-in US English

A shot in a movie that is edited into another shot or scene

die-in US English

A demonstration in which people lie down as if dead

fade-in US English

A filmmaking and broadcasting technique whereby an image is made to appear gradually or the volume of sound is gradually increased from zero

fan-in US English

The number of inputs that can be connected to a circuit

fill-in US English

A person or thing acting or serving in place of another; a substitute

fly-in US English

A meeting for pilots who arrive by air

lead-in US English

An introduction or preamble that allows one to move smoothly on to the next part of something

live-in US English

A person who shares another’s living accommodations as a sexual partner or as an employee

lock-in US English

An arrangement according to which a person or company is obliged to deal only with a specific company

look-in US English

A short pass pattern in which the receiver runs diagonally toward the center of the field

love-in US English

A gathering or party at which people are encouraged to express feelings of friendship and physical attraction, associated with the hippies of the 1960s

plug-in US English

A plug-in module or plug-in software

pull-in US English

An area at the side of the road where motorists may pull off the road and stop

ring-in US English

A horse or an athlete fraudulently substituted for another in a competition or event

run-in US English

A disagreement or fight, especially with someone in an official position

sell-in US English

The sale of goods to retail traders prior to public retailing

shoo-in US English

A person or thing that is certain to succeed, especially someone who is certain to win a competition

shut-in US English

A person confined indoors, especially as a result of physical or mental disability

sit-in US English

A form of protest in which demonstrators occupy a place, refusing to leave until their demands are met

step-in US English

A pair of step-in shoes; slip-ons

tap-in US English

A relatively easy, close-range putt, shot, or tap of the ball into the goal or hole

tie-in US English

A connection or association

tip-in US English

A score made by tipping a rebound into the basket

tuck-in US English

A large meal

walk-in US English

A walk-in customer or a walk-in storage area

break-in US English

A forced or unconsented entry into a building, car, computer system, etc., typically to steal something

check-in US English

The point at which registration at airport or hotel takes place

drive-in US English

A facility one can visit without leaving one’s car

phone-in US English

Another term for call-in.

sleep-in US English

A form of protest in which the participants sleep overnight in premises that they have occupied

stand-in US English

A person who stands in for another, especially in a performance; a substitute

teach-in US English

An informal lecture and discussion or series of lectures on a subject of public interest

throw-in US English

The act of throwing the ball from the sideline to restart play after the ball has gone out of bounds

trade-in US English

A used article accepted by a retailer in partial payment for another

weigh-in US English

An official or regular weighing of something or someone, e.g., of boxers before a fight

write-in US English

A vote cast for an unlisted candidate by writing their name on a ballot paper

shoulder-in US English

(In dressage) a movement in which the horse moves parallel to the side of the arena, with its hindquarters carried closer to the wall than its shoulders and its body curved toward the center

the ins and outs in in US English

All the details (of something)

management buy-in in buy-in US English

A purchase of shares in a company by managers who are not employed by it

ins and outs in in US Thesaurus

no one expects you to learn all the ins and outs on your first day of work


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