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look into (something)

1. To literally peer or gaze into a place or thing. I looked into the playroom and saw total chaos—kids running around in every direction.
2. To investigate or try to get more information about something, I'll look into it and see what I can find out.
See also: look

look into something

 
1. Lit. to gaze into the inside of something. Look into the box and make sure you've gotten everything out of it. Look into the camera's viewfinder at the little red light.
2. and check into something; see into something Fig. to investigate something. I'll have to look into that matter. The police checked into her story. Don't worry about your problem. I'll see into it.
See also: look

look into

Also, see into. Investigate, as in He promised to look into the new law, or We must see into the matter of the missing checks. The first term dates from the late 1500s, the variant from the mid-1800s.
See also: look

look into

v.
1. To investigate something; check into something: The police looked into the disturbance.
2. To direct one's gaze toward an inner area or room: He looked into the cupboard and decided to make some soup.
See also: look