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Phrasal verb: Pencil in

Spanish translation: 1. agendar tentativamente, 2. llenar a lapiz

Definition: To make an appointment or set a date in the calendar or schedule tentatively, to be confirmed later. (That’s why figuratively you use an erasable pencil instead of ink.), 2. to fill a form in with a pencil.

Used in sentences:

1. Pencil in an appointment with the client for tomorrow and let me know if she confirms.

2. If you are not sure about your answers, just pencil them in for now.

3. Let’s pencil in the changes, and send it to the printer.

Related words or phrases: schedule tentatively, answer tentatively / fill out tentatively

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