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want in (something)

 and want into (something)
to want to come into something or some place. It's cold out here! I want into the house. The dog wants in.
See also: want

want someone or something in something

to desire that someone or something be in something or some place. I want you in my office immediately. I want some coffee in this room now!
See also: want

want in

1. Desire to enter, as in The cat wants in. The antonym is want out, as in The dog wants out. [First half of 1800s]
2. Wish to join a business, project, or other undertaking, as in Some investors want in but have not yet been admitted. Again, the antonym is want out, as in Many Quebec residents want out of Canada. [Mid-1900s]
See also: want

want in

v. Slang
1. To desire entrance: The dog wants in.
2. To wish to join a project, business, or other undertaking: Ever since they've seen our success, they all want in. I want in on the deal.
3. To desire that someone join a project, business, or other undertaking: Do you want me in on this project or not?
See also: want