Definition of 'incoming'
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An incoming tide, sand bars and breeze is a lethal combination for such people of little swimming ability. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The appointment of senior Wall Street executives to the incoming administration has reinforced the signal to investors that regulatory repeal is afoot. Times, Sunday Times (2016)An incoming rocket exploded in front of us. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They would divert ministers and top management from addressing the key challenges facing an incoming government. Times, Sunday Times (2015)When he returned the vehicle was stranded by the incoming tide. The Sun (2013)Any incoming manager is likely to be set the same target. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The telephones could not receive incoming calls. The Prisons We Deserve (1994)Education strikes will be one of the first challenges to face the incoming government. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It may instead allow them to surf the incoming tide. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Cross had better hope the incoming economic tide lifts all boats. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Across the fields outside, a distant plume of smoke suggested incoming rocket fire. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In addition, incoming calls must be permanently routed by them once the switch has been completed. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He said that an incoming Conservative administration would need to find extra jail places quickly to meet its pledge. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Your brain is constantly filtering incoming messages, deciding what information to keep and how to go about it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Sound quality We listened to an incoming recorded speech message from a landline to test the speaker sound quality. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He was a model of how changes of government should work under our system and perhaps with a message for any incoming government this year. Times, Sunday Times (2010)With those restrictions now being eased, parents in urban areas sense yet another incoming wave of competition for school places. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The incoming managers at the teams who finished first, second and third last season are facing different kinds of challenges. The Sun (2013)If one of these numbers appears as an incoming call on your mobile phone, do not on any account answer it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It must also find the maturity to accept the good offices of the incoming US administration. Times, Sunday Times (2008)An incoming administration could alter or delay their implementation, although this would risk disruption as teachers must retrain in advance of a new qualification. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The defences had brought down 86 incoming rockets by mid-afternoon yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Inside our ears we have tiny microscopic hairs that move with the impulses of incoming sound waves, and those hair movements send electrical signals to our brain. Christianity Today (2000)
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Translations for 'incoming'
British English: incoming ADJECTIVE
An incoming message or phone call is one that you receive.
We keep a tape of incoming calls.
Definition of incoming from the Collins English Dictionary
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