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Phrasal Verbs

order in

This page is about the phrasal verb order in

American and Australian English

Meaning

If you order in, you order food from a take-away restaurant and have it delivered to your home or office.

Synonym

order out

For example

  • order sth in Have you ordered some food in for the staff who're working late?

  • order in sth Let's order in some pizza. I can't be bothered cooking tonight.

Nouns often used as objects with order in: pizza, hamburger, fried chicken, soda, juice

Variety

This is typically used in American and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz

Last night we called and ordered in

a. a pizza delivery boy

b. a pizza restaurant

c. a seafood pizza

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