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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 nonprofit 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

involve in (something)

1. To become embroiled in some event, situation, or predicament. I bet Fred's involved in this accounting issue somehow. I make it a point never to get involved in other people's personal affairs.
2. To cause someone to become embroiled in some event, situation, or predicament. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "involve" and "in." Please stop trying to involve me in this argument—I want no part of it!
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involve with (someone or something)

1. To establish an association, typically work related, with something or some organization. A noun or pronoun can be used between "involve" and "with." Johnny's getting involved with a nonprofit health clinic during his summer vacation. I've gotten involved with campaigns for a number of political candidates over the years.
2. To become embroiled in the actions, plans, or developments of another person. A noun or pronoun can be used between "involve" and "with." Your stupid schemes are going to cost me everything I have; I should never have gotten involved with you!
3. To link someone to the (often nefarious) actions, plans, or developments of another person. A noun or pronoun can be used between "involve" and "with." Hey, I wasn't there when the heist went down, so don't involve me with it!
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involved with (something)

Having an association, typically work related, with something or some organization. For the past three years, Johnny's been involved with a nonprofit health clinic during his summer vacation. Yes, I'm involved with Scott's campaign for mayor.
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be involved with (something)

To have an association, typically work related, with something or some organization. Johnny hopes to be involved with a nonprofit health clinic during his summer vacation. I've been involved with campaigns for a number of political candidates over the years.
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become involved with (something)

To establish an association, typically work related, with something or some organization. Johnny's become involved with a nonprofit health clinic during his summer vacation. I've become involved with Scott's campaign for mayor.
See also: become, involved

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

*involved

 (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.
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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 report said that the largest single kind of identity theft involved credit cards, which was cited in 45.5% of the filings sampled.
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Considering that close to two dozen individuals (the 19 hijackers plus overseas support elements) were likely involved over an 18-month to 2-year period, the funds needed for significant international travel, terrorist-camp training, flight school, and living expenses only approximated $12,000 per person, per year.