work in

  1. to insert or become inserted: she worked the patch in carefully

  2. (tr) to find space for: I'll work this job in during the day

  1. a form of industrial action in which a factory that is to be closed down is occupied and run by its workers

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work in

Insert or introduce, as in As part of their presentation they worked in a request for funding the exhibit. Similarly, work into means “insert or introduce into something else,” as in She worked more flour into the mixture. [Late 1600s]

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