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run in

Verb: run in Meaning: Arrest, take to police station for questioning They RAN him IN last night. Meaning: Drive a new car carefully in order not to damage the engine She RAN the car IN for a thousand miles. Meaning: Pay a casual visit We RAN IN and chatted for an...

rush in

Verb: rush in Meaning: Enter or go indoors in a hurry We RUSHED IN when it started raining. Meaning: Make someone enter somewhere quickly They RUSHED us IN as the concert was starting. Meaning: Do something without thinking carefully Don’t RUSH IN and get the...

roll in

Verb: roll in Meaning: Arrive somewhere, especially if late They ROLLED IN very drunk at three o’clock in the morning. Meaning: Arrive in large numbers, for military vehicles The tanks ROLLED IN and took control of the capital...

rub in

Verb: rub in Meaning: Apply a substance like cream or ointment and rub it until it is absorbed He applied the steroid cream and RUBBED it IN.

rub it in

Verb: rub it in Meaning: Emphasise how bad a situation is to make someone feel worse Even though the minister had resigned, the press RUBBED IT IN by publishing more details of the...