- 1 when the tide comes in, it moves towards the land opposite go out
- 2 to finish a race in a particular position My horse came in last.
- 3 to become fashionable Long hair for men came in in the sixties. opposite go out
- 4 to become available We're still waiting for copies of the book to come in.
- 5 to have a part in something I understand the plan perfectly, but I can't see where I come in.
- 6 to arrive somewhere; to be received The train is coming in now. News is coming in of a serious plane crash in France. She has over a thousand pounds a month coming in from her investments.
- 7 to take part in a discussion Would you like to come in at this point, Susan?
- 8 (of a law or rule) to be introduced; to begin to be used