Definition of 'in case'
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You can have commitments of compensation in case you have something negative. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They also had signals to stop me in case there was something dangerous ahead. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She admitted to keeping her emotions in check in case something went wrong. The Sun (2014)And then hospitals have this other thing that comes in handy in case something goes wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She had not been allowed it before in case the process affected any evidence. The Sun (2012)Suggest a trip to the cinema or something similar in case he's too shy to ask. The Sun (2012)Just in case there's something on tonight. BomberAnd kept reading - in case something happened. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He was thus "forbidden to give answers to supplementary questions' in case he said something damaging. THE GUARDSMEN (2004)I wanted essentially to have evidence in case something happened. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I used to be negative in case something bad would happen. The Sun (2011)This means I cannot have friends round in case they let something slip. The Sun (2015)He added: 'I was nervous in case anything happens. The Sun (2011)The launch can be aborted up to 100 minutes in advance, allowing for postponement in case of cloudy weather. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I used to have the scanners on at night just in case I missed something. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You are now responsible for the property, so make sure you have buildings insurance in place, in case something happens to it before you move in. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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