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get involved (in or with someone or something)

1. To establish an association, typically work related, with something or some organization. Johnny's getting involved with a non-profit health clinic during his summer vacation. I've gotten involved in campaigns for a number of political candidates over the years.
2. To become embroiled in some event, situation, or predicament. I make it a point never to get involved in other people's personal affairs.
3. To become emotionally, romantically, or sexually associated with someone. I got involved with Georgina over two years ago, and we both couldn't be happier! You should never get involved with a co-worker or colleague—it can only lead to trouble.
4. To become embroiled in the actions, plans, or developments of another person. Your stupid schemes are going to cost me everything I have; I should never have gotten involved with you!
See also: get, involved, someone

caught up in something

 and caught up with something
deeply involved with something; participating actively or closely in something. Wallace is caught up in his work and has little time for his son, Buxton.
See also: caught, up


 (with someone)
1. associated with someone romantically. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) Sally is getting involved with Bill. They've been seeing a lot of each other. I hope they don't get too involved with each other.
2. having established a romantic association with something. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) Bill is involved with Jane, and it's looking serious. Mary is very much involved with Tom.

*involved with something

established in an association with something or some organization. (*Typically: be ~; get ~; become ~.) Bill got involved with a volunteer organization. Mary is very much involved with her club activities.
See also: involved

get involved

Become associated, especially in an emotional or sexual way. For example, He joined the company last year but never really got involved in the work, or It's been two years since Tom got involved with Jean.
See also: get, involved
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The convict was involved in killing of two female workers of a polio vaccination team: 11 employees of a NGO and several civilians.
They were also involved in destruction of Schools and communication infrastructure.
5 : to have or take the attention of completely <He was deeply involved in his work.
Exempt organizations should be aware of the increased scrutiny of their sector, and seek not only to understand the methods used to carry out tax-avoidance transactions in the sector, but also to consider the tax implications to all parties, especially when a promoter is involved.
Unfortunately, the value of stretching that has permeated the literature is related to increasing joint mobility rather than achieving functional ROM in the shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle joints as they are involved in running.
Of the 7 reports of possible human vaccine exposures, 3 incidents (4 persons) involved owners who put hands or fingers in a dog's mouth to retrieve a bait, 1 incident involved a dog that licked 2 children right after rupturing the bait, and 2 incidents (3 persons of whom 2 were children) involved picking up a potentially ruptured bait.
But safety committees improved due to a need to comply and more of management began to be involved in these committees.
And Halstead's Pasquale Strippoli won for Rental Deal of the Year for the successful negotiation of a deal that was actually two deals for the same apartment and involved a high ranking UN diplomat.
And, we have to convince the people involved that it is worth it even though they are serving in an advisory role.
Interviews with involved officers have revealed some deficiencies or gaps in training programs related to the aftermath of critical incidents.
The two disciplines most involved, history and anthropology, are both notoriously place-specific.
Without such an understanding, institutions run the risk of raising funds for financial aid that cannot be spent efficiently; disappointing donors; frustrating students; and significantly adding to the workload of all the offices involved.
The lower lip is involved more often than is the upper lip; perioral skin is often involved, as well.