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get into

Definition of get into

  1. 1 :  to enter (a place) <The burglar got into the house through an unlocked window.>

  2. 2 :  to arrive at (a place) <The train got into New York late last night.>

  3. 3 :  to become involved in (an activity) <The people who have become rich in this business are the ones who got into it at the beginning.>

  4. 4 :  to begin to be interested in and to enjoy (something) <It's only recently that I've really gotten into music.> <I tried reading the book, but I just couldn't get into it.>

  5. 5 :  to be accepted or to cause (someone) to be accepted as a student, member, etc. <I hope your daughter gets into the school.> <I hope you get your daughter into the school.>

  6. 6 :  to become involved or to cause (someone) to become involved in (something bad, such as trouble or a fight) <He got into a lot of trouble when he was a teenager.> <They got into an argument.> <His friends got him into trouble.>

  7. 7 :  to talk about (something) <I'll tell you what happened, but I don't want to get into all the reasons for why it happened.>

  8. 8 :  to affect the behavior of (someone) —used to say that someone is behaving in an unusual way and there doesn't seem to be an explanation <I don't know what has gotten into him lately.> <She never used to be so rude to people. What got into her?>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. :  a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

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