Definition of check something in in English:

check something in

phrasal verb

  • 1(of a passenger) consign baggage to the care of the transport provider with whom they are travelling.

    ‘I got a taxi to the airport and checked my bags in’
    • ‘‘I cannot recall your bags, sir, after they have been checked in’.’
    • ‘At the airport, Mom and Dad stood by as we checked in our bags.’
    • ‘Passengers with luggage will have to check it in the main departure hall, the airline said.’
    • ‘The two players got as far as the Heathrow terminal, then checked in their bags and disappeared into airport crowds.’
    • ‘We just checked in our luggage, got our boarding pass and now we're going to head into security.’
    • ‘Bewildered tourists check their baggage in at the airline desks, and are then ordered back towards the main exit to join the queue.’
    • ‘I checked in my luggage, collected the boarding pass and went to the passport control.’
    • ‘We checked in our luggage and went through the Customs to declare a painting we'd bought.’
    • ‘Imagine how much more you'd ride if you could quickly fold your bike in half, stash it in your trunk, and even check it in as regular airline baggage.’
    • ‘I won't be checking any baggage in, so there won't be any baggage hall reclaim horrors to endure.’
    • ‘I hate carrying round hand baggage and checked in my overnight bag.’
    1. 1.1 Deposit a coat, bag, or other item for temporary safekeeping in the cloakroom of a restaurant, theatre, etc.
      ‘he was checking in his coat on the second floor when people started rushing past him’
      • ‘I ran into Andy and David - I always seem to have an inkling when they're going to be there and I bumped into them checking their coats in.’
      • ‘She had just checked her coat in and met her friends in the bar when her mobile phone rang.’
      • ‘Be prepared for the sobering sight of guns being checked in alongside coats in the cloakrooms.’
      • ‘When she went to retrieve it, it was not the same coat she had checked in.’
      • ‘In each of these venues you'll have wanted to check in your coat the moment you got through the door.’