get into trouble

get into trouble

1. To get into a bad or dangerous situation. I think we might get into trouble if we try driving the car on that rickety bridge. If you ever get into trouble out in the water, wave both your arms so the lifeguard can see you.
2. To be reprimanded for something. I am definitely going to get into trouble with my mom if she finds out that I broke the vase. If I'm not home by curfew, I will get into trouble with my parents.
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In addition to their outreach efforts in the schools, the J-team spends weekend nights patrolling area streets and visiting local hangouts where the youths spend their free time - and get into trouble.
People get into trouble because they're hurting for something.