Definition of check someone in in US English:

check someone in

phrasal verb

  • Register someone upon their arrival at a hotel or airport.

    ‘they check in the passengers’
    • ‘Kate drove across the city to a hotel and checked herself in.’
    • ‘Every day, hundreds of thousands of airline customers check themselves in, cheerfully doing work that used to be done by thousands of airline ticket agents.’
    • ‘If you go to the airport, you can now check yourself in on the computer.’
    • ‘One of the delightful reception staff checks you in and whisks you off to your room.’
    • ‘After checking us in, she gave us directions to local refuges like Red Sand Beach, Makahiku Falls, Waianapanapa State Park, and the Venus Pool.’
    • ‘Two ground agents who were not employed with Caribbean Star checked us in, but they took our luggage and piled it up at the back of the check-in counter.’
    • ‘Fortunately the very nice lady on the ticket desk not only checked me in without me having to queue but also bumped me to business class.’
    • ‘That flight is also full, but they've already checked us in and given us boarding passes, so according to them, we will definitely get on.’
    • ‘Andrew took us to a hotel and checked us in.’
    • ‘All she wants to do is go to work, welcome people, check them in, then return to her novel until the next guest walks through the door.’
    • ‘No longer do you join one long queue and wait for the first available staff member to check you in.’
    report, report one's arrival, record one's arrival, book oneself in, book in, enrol, register
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