get into something


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get in(to)

1. To use, access, or interfere with something, usually without permission to do so. A: "It seems the cats got into their treats while we were at work today." B: "Yep, I just found the empty bag completely torn in half."
2. To enter some place or thing. When did you get in? I didn't even hear the door open. Oh, I got into the office early today. Get in the car—I'll tell you what happened on the way.
3. To cause someone to be able to enter something. This code will get you into the bathroom.
4. To be granted admission to a particular school or program. I can't believe I got in to Harvard!
5. To become interested in something. My daughter has gotten into sports all of sudden and really wants to take tennis lessons. Ugh, I just can't get into that show—the acting is terrible.
6. To work in a particular area or industry. I used to be a lawyer, but I've gotten into non-profit work these days.
7. To dress oneself in a particular article of clothing. I'm having a hard time getting into this dress—can you zip it for me?
8. To cause someone or something to act in a surprising or unusual way. Wow, what has gotten into you? I can't believe you're just not going to work today.
9. To enter a particular state or condition. We need to get the whole house in order before grandma gets here. I got in trouble for talking during class.
See also: get

get into something

in. to become deeply involved with something. I got into computers when I was in junior high school.
See also: get, something