Meaning of check in in English:

check in

Translate check in into Spanish

phrasal verb

  • 1Arrive and register at a hotel or airport.

    ‘you must check in at least one hour before take-off’
    • ‘He then led us to a very nice hotel where we were checked in and shown to our rooms.’
    • ‘We stopped at the main desk of the dingy motel and waited while Jimmy registered and checked us in.’
    • ‘Sarah, one of the delightful reception staff, will check you in and whisk you off by hotel buggy to your room.’
    • ‘Within no time we were checked in, unpacked and ready to hit the town.’
    • ‘She took him to the service elevator that opened up just a few doors down from the room he and Jim were checked in to.’
    • ‘After checking us in, she gave us directions to local refuges like Red Sand Beach and the Venus Pool.’
    • ‘After checking us in, he motions for me to follow him.’
    • ‘The guys took care of checking us in while I said goodbye to my aunt.’
    • ‘And since check-out time is usually around noon, the tour agencies can actually save a day's room rate by checking them in after noontime.’
    • ‘Doyle will learn the ropes in the reservations and reception departments of Lancaster House, answering the telephone and checking guests in and out.’
    report, report one's arrival, record one's arrival, book oneself in, book in, enrol, register
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    1. 1.1check someone in, check in someoneRegister 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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘No longer do you join one long queue and wait for the first available staff member to check you in.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘If you go to the airport, you can now check yourself in on the computer.’
      • ‘Andrew took us to a hotel and checked us in.’
      • ‘If you go to the airport, you can now check yourself in on the computer.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      report, report one's arrival, record one's arrival, book oneself in, book in, enrol, register
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    2. 1.2check something in, check in something(of a passenger) hand over baggage to the care of the airline with which they are travelling.
      ‘I got a taxi to the airport and checked my bags in’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Bewildered tourists check their baggage in at the airline desks, and are then ordered back towards the main exit to join the queue.’
      • ‘I won't be checking any baggage in, so there won't be any baggage hall reclaim horrors to endure.’
      • ‘‘I cannot recall your bags, sir, after they have been checked in’.’
      • ‘Passengers with luggage will have to check it in the main departure hall, the airline said.’
      • ‘At the airport, Mom and Dad stood by as we checked in our bags.’
      • ‘We checked in our luggage and went through the Customs to declare a painting we'd bought.’
      • ‘We just checked in our luggage, got our boarding pass and now we're going to head into security.’
      • ‘I hate carrying round hand baggage and checked in my overnight bag.’
      • ‘I checked in my luggage, collected the boarding pass and went to the passport control.’
      • ‘The two players got as far as the Heathrow terminal, then checked in their bags and disappeared into airport crowds.’
    3. 1.3check something in, check in somethingDeposit 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’
      • ‘Be prepared for the sobering sight of guns being checked in alongside coats in the cloakrooms.’
      • ‘In each of these venues you'll have wanted to check in your coat the moment you got through the door.’
      • ‘She had just checked her coat in and met her friends in the bar when her mobile phone rang.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘When she went to retrieve it, it was not the same coat she had checked in.’