Definition of check in in English:

check in

phrasal verb

  • Arrive and register at a hotel or airport.

    ‘you must check in at least one hour before take-off’
    • ‘We stopped at the main desk of the dingy motel and waited while Jimmy registered and checked us in.’
    • ‘After checking us in, he motions for me to follow him.’
    • ‘Within no time we were checked in, unpacked and ready to hit the town.’
    • ‘She took him to the service elevator that opened up just a few doors down from the room he and Jim were checked in to.’
    • ‘And since check-out time is usually around noon, the tour agencies can actually save a day's room rate by checking them in after noontime.’
    • ‘The guys took care of checking us in while I said goodbye to my aunt.’
    • ‘He then led us to a very nice hotel where we were checked in and shown to our rooms.’
    • ‘Sarah, one of the delightful reception staff, will check you in and whisk you off by hotel buggy to your room.’
    • ‘Doyle will learn the ropes in the reservations and reception departments of Lancaster House, answering the telephone and checking guests in and out.’
    • ‘After checking us in, she gave us directions to local refuges like Red Sand Beach and the Venus Pool.’
    report, report one's arrival, record one's arrival, book oneself in, book in, enrol, register
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