Definition of pencil / in phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

pencil / in

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

pencil something/somebodyin

 
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to write down someone's name or details of an arrangement with them that you know might have to be changed later We've penciled in a meeting for Tuesday afternoon. Shall I pencil you in (= for a meeting) for Friday? He was penciled in to play the detective.
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