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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in and out

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In, adv.
 1. Not out; within; inside. In, the preposition, becomes an adverb by omission of its object, leaving it as the representative of an adverbial phrase, the context indicating what the omitted object is; as, he takes in the situation (i. e., he comprehends it in his mind); the Republicans were in (i. e., in office); in at one ear and out at the other (i. e., in or into the head); his side was in (i. e., in the turn at the bat); he came in (i. e., into the house).
    Their vacation . . . falls in so pat with ours.   --Lamb.
 Note:The sails of a vessel are said, in nautical language, to be in when they are furled, or when stowed.
    In certain cases in has an adjectival sense; as, the in train (i. e., the incoming train); compare up grade, down grade, undertow, afterthought, etc.
 2. Law With privilege or possession; -- used to denote a holding, possession, or seisin; as, in by descent; in by purchase; in of the seisin of her husband.
 In and in breeding. See under Breeding.
 In and out Naut., through and through; -- said of a through bolt in a ship's side. --Knight.
 To be in, to be at home; as, Mrs. A. is in.
 To come in. See under Come.