work into

phrasal verb

worked into; working into; works into
1
: to add or include (something) in (something)
She tried to find a way of working her question into the conversation.
2
: to stir or mix (something) into (something)
Work the nuts and raisins into the dough.
3
: to gradually cause (someone) to be in (an excited, angry, or frightened state)
He worked himself into a rage/panic.

Examples of work into in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From there, Kelley began adapting Williams’ work into a form that the orchestra can play. Amanda Rosa, Miami Herald, 1 Feb. 2024 My experience is that most plumbers and electricians don’t build this kind of repair work into their bids. Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Lynn seeks to digest and summarize a vast amount of literature that has come out on this subject and to compartmentalize much of evangelicalism’s treatment of work into distinguishable silos. David L. Bahnsen, National Review, 20 Jan. 2024 Together, he and his Guardian colleagues are tasked with creating a sustainable future, transforming Western-style conservation work into something that more closely resembles a traditional Indigenous environmental ethos. Sara Miller Llana, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 Dec. 2023 Even without a notable coastal low pressure, some light activity can work into the region, but probably not with more than very light accumulation. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2024 One lesson was worked into one of the film’s final scenes, in which Imelda tells Marc that to avoid sadness is also to avoid love. José Criales-Unzueta, Vogue, 4 Jan. 2024 An Instagram account has featured video footage shot by drone showing crews working into the night to finish the interim site in time to begin receiving the fire debris if the Maui County Council gives final approval later this week. Tom Hays, Washington Post, 11 Jan. 2024 His hope is to turn the AI device work into a new company, but development of the products remains at an early stage, according to the people. Mark Gurman, Fortune, 27 Dec. 2023 See More

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“Work into.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/work%20into. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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