be into (someone or something)(redirected from been into something)
be into (someone or something)
1. informal To be romantically interested in someone. A: "I think Claire is into you, dude." B: "Really? Should I ask her out?" We had a couple really nice dates together, but I'm just not that into him.
2. informal To be very interested in or passionate about something. Chris is very into the Flyers, so I got him tickets to an upcoming game for Christmas. Jean's been very into photography lately, and she's pretty darn good at it!
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Also, get into. Be interested in or involved with. For example, She's really into yoga, or Once you retire, it's important to get into some hobby you've always wanted to try. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]
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be ˈinto something(informal) be interested in something in an active way: He’s into snowboarding in a big way.
See also: something
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1. To be interested in or enthusiastic about something: I am into reading nonfiction these days. Are you into rock music?
2. To have reached some point in an ongoing process or measure of time: I was halfway into this book when I lost interest in it. We were well into April before the snow stopped falling.
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into/in the bargain
Over and above what is expected; in addition.
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