come in

phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word forms "come in":
present tense I/you/we/they come in he/she/it comes in present participle coming in past tense came in past participle come in
1) to enter a room, building, or other place

Come in and sit down.

2) to arrive somewhere

What time does his train come in?

3)
a) if something such as a message comes in, it is received by someone

Reports are coming in of a major air accident.

b) if money comes in, it is earned or received by someone

We've got absolutely no money coming in at the moment.

4) to go to work

He's too ill to come in today.

5) if someone comes in, they come to your house in order to do work

I've got the plumber coming in tomorrow.

6) if something such as a law or practice comes in, it starts to be used or done
7) when the tide comes in, the sea moves higher up the beach
8) to join a conversation or discussion by saying something

I'd like to come in here and make a suggestion.

9) to join other people who are involved in something such as a business project
come in on:

If your friend wants to come in on the deal, he'll need to put a lot of money on the table.

I'm looking for people to come in with me on a new restaurant venture.

10) to become fashionable at a particular time

It was a time when short hair for men was just coming in.

11) to finish a race in a particular position
come in first/second/third etc:

My horse came in third.

12) come in useful/handy to be useful for a particular situation

A big sheet of plastic always comes in handy when you're camping.

13) where someone/something comes in what someone or something is needed for

We'll need new information systems, and that's where Steve comes in.


English dictionary. 2014.

Synonyms:
/ (as gain)


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