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English verb: come in

1. come in (motion) to come or go into

SamplesThe boat entered an area of shallow marshes.

Synonymsenter, get in, get into, go in, go into, move into

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)board, call at, dock, encroach upon, file in, get on, intrude, intrude on, invade, irrupt, obtrude upon, out in, penetrate, perforate, pop in, re-enter, take the field, take water, turn in, walk in

Antonymsexit, get out, go out, leave

2. come in (motion) be received

SamplesNews came in of the massacre in Rwanda.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)arrive, come, get

3. come in (stative) come into fashion; become fashionable

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change

Domain categoryfashion

Antonymsgo out

4. come in (communication) to insert between other elements

SamplesShe interjected clever remarks.

Synonymsinject, interject, interpose, put in, throw in

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)break up, cut off, disrupt, interrupt

5. come in (cognition) take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal

SamplesJerry came in third in the Marathon.

Synonymscome out, place

Pattern of useSomething ----s Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s Adjective

Broader (hypernym)rank

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