walk into

phrasal verb

walked into; walking into; walks into
1
: to become involved in or fooled by (something) because one is not aware of what is really happening
He walked right into our trap.
"I can't believe you fell for that old joke!" "Yeah, I guess I walked right into that one."
2
chiefly British : to get (a job) very easily
After college, she walked straight into a job.

Examples of walk into in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The airport’s new terminal brought with it some changes to the parking system, including a new garage for those willing to pay a little more for the convenience of a quick walk into the terminal. Natalie Wallington, Kansas City Star, 27 Feb. 2024 Within days of reading the article that inspired him, Dreier walked into a local Sam Ash Music store and asked about drum sets. Phaedra Trethan, USA TODAY, 24 Feb. 2024 The final scene of the episode is a brief, silent sequence in which Jack contemplatively looks up at the courthouse, smiles to himself, and walks into the night. Wesley Stenzel, EW.com, 22 Feb. 2024 The idea of walking into the Sphinx room by myself at night? Alex Morris, Rolling Stone, 22 Feb. 2024 The high school football coach walked into the Maryland police station Saturday night to report a crime. Emily Palmer, Peoplemag, 21 Feb. 2024 One Monday evening in 2013, a gunman walked into Rigoberto Dupre’s auto repair shop in South Los Angeles and shot the 54-year-old in the back. Matthew Ormseth, Los Angeles Times, 21 Feb. 2024 That’s when police said the man walked into a road, beneath a MARTA train overpass, and brandished the weapon. Tanasia Kenney, Miami Herald, 16 Feb. 2024 At age 90, the Ben’s Chili Bowl co-founder has become the city’s reluctant matriarch Virginia Ali is working the front room at Ben’s Chili Bowl, stopping to greet nearly everyone who has walked into her 65-year-old diner on this Monday afternoon in late January. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 15 Feb. 2024 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'walk into.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near walk into

Cite this Entry

“Walk into.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walk%20into. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!