Definition of pencil in phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


pencil in

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb Business meetings
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Phrasal Verbs

pencil in somebody


pencil in something


pencil somebody in


pencil something in

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to write down somebody’s name or details of an arrangement with them that you know might have to be changed later We've pencilled in a meeting for Tuesday afternoon. Shall I pencil you in for Friday? (= for a meeting) He was pencilled in to play the detective. See related entries: Business meetings
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