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walk into (something)

1. Literally, to enter something or some place on foot. I knew their group was going to be trouble as soon as they walked into the bar. I think I saw him walking into the professor's office.
2. To collide with something while walking. I walked into a chair and stubbed my toe! She wasn't watching where she was going and walked straight into a lamp post.
3. To fall prey to some trap, deception, or joke exactly as intended by someone else. Unfortunately, many people who are not well versed in technology walk right into these con-artists' scams. I can't believed I walked into such an obvious prank like that.
4. To enter some position, role, employment, etc., very easily or casually. With that kind of experience and expertise, she'll be able to walk into any engineering job you want. He walked right into a tenured position with the university because of his family's connections.
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walk (right) into someone or something

to bump into someone or something. Fred walked right into the edge of the door and broke his nose. Sam walked into Liz and frightened her.
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walk (right) into

a trap to fall right into a trap or deception. You walked right into my trap. Now I have you right where I want you. The unsuspecting agent walked into the FBI setup.
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walk into

v.
1. To enter something by walking: The family walked into the restaurant and sat down.
2. To bump into something by walking: He wasn't looking where he was going, and he walked into a lamppost.
3. To enter something casually, easily, or unawares: With her connections, she can walk into any job she wants. I walked into the trap they had set out for me.
See also: walk