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look into (something)
1. Literally, to peer or gaze into a place or thing. I looked into the playroom and saw total chaos—kids running around in every direction. She looked into his eyes and told him that she loved him.
2. To investigate or try to get more information about something, I'll look into it and see what I can find out. Police are looking into reports that he embezzled money.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.