A phrasal verb is an idiomatic phrase that consists of a verb and a particle. In today’s lesson, we’ll be learning 51 phrasal verbs with the particles IN and INTO.
Meaning: to invite somebody into the house.
She asked the postman in because it was raining heavily.
Meaning: to rudely interrupt someone or enter the room suddenly without invitation.
I hate when you barge in like that. Don’t you know that you should knock?
Sorry to barge in, but I think someone’s calling you.
Meaning: to sign into a hotel register right after your arrival.
After booking into the hotel, he went for lunch because he was starving.
Meaning: burglars usually enter a building, flat, car, etc. by using force.
He was locked out of his apartment so he had to break in.
Meaning: to hire some staff.
They always bring in new people during the summer months.
Meaning: to inhale air.
When he looked at her, he could see that she was breathing in deeply.
Meaning: to meet someone unexpectedly.
We bumped into our biology teacher last Saturday when we were in the park.
Meaning: to interrupt someone who’s talking.
Lara’s husband always butts in, even when he is not involved in a conversation.
Meaning: to ask someone to come and help you.
He’s badly hurt. I think we should call in the ambulance.
Meaning: to go to the desk at the hotel or airport to tell them that you’ve arrived.
Simon checked into a hotel as soon as he arrived in Barcelona.
Meaning: to enter a place such as a building, flat, room, etc.
Would you like to come in a take a look at the piano for yourself?
Meaning: to count someone in means to include them in an activity.
When you start playing poker, don’t forget to count me in.
Meaning: to interrupt someone’s conversation.
I’m sorry to cut in on you, but there is something important I need to announce.
Meaning: to look for something, examine.
She dug deep into her pocket to find the key.
If you dig into their archives, you’ll find loads of interesting information.
Meaning: to put something into liquid and take it out.
He dipped the potato wedge into the sauce to coat it evenly.
Meaning: to cause somebody to get involved in something.
You had no right to draw me into that argument with your parents.
Meaning: to enter a place in a vehicle.
The drunken driver drove into the park and hit the tree.
Meaning: to turn up somewhere without invitation.
Sara’s just dropped in for a friendly chat.
Meaning: to have your meal at home rather than in a restaurant.
It’s very cold outside. I’d rather we stay and eat in tonight.
Meaning: to get involved in something such as discussion.
The government refuses to enter into any discussions on that level.
Meaning: to replace someone at their workplace for some time.
Mary is sick so I’ll fill in for her this week.
Meaning: to feel that you belong with someone.
Carry was a great babysitter who fitted in with Peterson kids perfectly.
Meaning: to enter a place.
Get in and make yourself at home!
Meaning: to admit that you have been defeated, surrender.
I know it’s easy to give in to your cravings, but try to be a mindful eater.
Meaning: to connect or link to a gadget or a system.
The hackers hooked into that website and collected their data.
Meaning: to get involved or take part in an activity.
There was a long queue of people waiting so I had no other choice but to join in.
Meaning: to suddenly and unexpectedly do something, without thinking about the consequences.
Celia quickly jumped in the car when she heard Peter was coming.
Meaning: to make someone stay inside.
It was raining heavily so they kept the dogs in for the night.
Meaning: to enter data into a device such as a computer.
It took me three hours to key in all the new students’ names.
Meaning: to start having an effect.
It usually takes half an hour for a drug like that to kick in.
Meaning: to put somebody in a difficult situation.
The riots landed many people in prison for the night.
Meaning: to allow someone or something to enter.
Will you please open the window to let some fresh air in?
Meaning: when someone lives in a place where they also work.
People who live in castles usually have servants who live in.
Meaning: being unable to leave the place because the doors are locked.
Have you heard? Lara locked herself in and couldn’t find the keys for three hours.
Meaning: to enter a password to connect to a computer, website, etc.
This is the password I use to log into my Facebook account.
Meaning: to visit someone for a short time to check if they’re alright.
We’ll be away for the weekend; we would be so grateful if you could look in on the cats.
Meaning: to examine the facts connected to the problem.
The mayor promised that they will look into the problem of pollution in the city and take appropriate measures against it.
Meaning: to start living in a new place.
Ever since the new neighbour moved in, we can’t sleep until late because of the loud music coming from his apartment.
Meaning: to choose to be a part of an activity.
The inhabitants of an old people’s home are offered to opt in for many activities.
Meaning: to connect electrical gadgets with cords.
The mouse can be plugged in at the side of the computer.
Meaning: to persuade someone to help you.
While visiting her relatives in the country, Sara was roped in to help them in the orchard.
Meaning: to arrest somebody.
Then they ran the leading actor in and he spent the rest of the movie in prison.
Meaning: get used to living in a new place or home.
Once you’re settled in properly in your new home, we’ll come and visit you.
Meaning: to sign your name in a book so that you are allowed to enter a place such as a club, hotel, etc.
If you want to go to the swimming pool in this hotel, you have to sign in at the reception desk first.
Meaning: to shut someone or something in a closed space.
Rony’s mother shut him in his room until he finished his homework.
Meaning: to stay at home rather than go somewhere.
I was very tired so we decided to stay in instead of going to the party.
Meaning: to become involved in something.
Had I not stepped in, who knows what would have happened.
Meaning: to visit an interesting place.
We took in a trip around the island. It was marvellous.
Meaning: to persuade someone to do something.
The waiter tried to persuade us to buy that expensive wine.
Meaning: to transform into something else.
The breeze from last night turned into a terrible storm.
Meaning: to stay at home expecting someone or something to arrive.
I’ve been waiting in all morning for that gadget I ordered online.
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