get into

get into
verb
1. get involved in or with (Freq. 11)
Syn: ↑tangle with
Hypernyms: ↑change state, ↑turn
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

2. to come or go into (Freq. 7)
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the boat entered an area of shallow marshes

Syn: ↑enter, ↑come in, ↑get in, ↑go into, ↑go in, ↑move into
Ant: ↑exit (for: ↑enter)
See Also: ↑move in (for: ↑move into), ↑enter upon (for: ↑enter)
Derivationally related forms: ↑entree (for: ↑enter), ↑entrant (for: ↑enter), ↑entrance (for: ↑enter), ↑entry (for: ↑enter), ↑entering (for: ↑enter)
Hyponyms:
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

3. secure a place in a college, university, etc. (Freq. 4)
Syn: ↑get in
Hypernyms: ↑obtain
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s something

4. familiarize oneself thoroughly with (Freq. 1)
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He really got into semantics

Hypernyms: ↑familiarize, ↑familiarise, ↑acquaint
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s VERB-ing

5. put clothing on one's body (Freq. 1)
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What should I wear today?

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He put on his best suit for the wedding

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The princess donned a long blue dress

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The queen assumed the stately robes

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He got into his jeans

Syn: ↑wear, ↑put on, ↑don, ↑assume
Derivationally related forms: ↑wearable (for: ↑wear), ↑wear (for: ↑wear)
Hypernyms: ↑dress, ↑get dressed
Hyponyms: ↑hat, ↑try on, ↑try, ↑scarf, ↑slip on
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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(of a feeling) affect, influence, or take control of (someone)

I don't know what's got into him

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get into [phrasal verb]
1 get into (a place)
1 a : to enter (a place)

The burglar got into the house through an unlocked window.

1 b : to arrive at (a place)

The train got into New York late last night.

2 get into (something)
2 a : to become involved in (an activity)

The people who have become rich in this business are the ones who got into it at the beginning.

2 b : to begin to be interested in and to enjoy (something)

It's only recently that I've really gotten into music.

I tried reading the book, but I just couldn't get into it.

3 get into (something) or get (someone) into (something)
3 a : to be accepted or to cause (someone) to be accepted as a student, member, etc.

I hope your daughter gets into the school.

I hope you get your daughter into the school.

3 b : to become involved or to cause (someone) to become involved in (something bad, such as trouble or a fight)

He got into a lot of trouble when he was a teenager.

They got into an argument.

His friends got him into trouble.

4 get into (something) : to talk about (something)

I'll tell you what happened, but I don't want to get into [=go into] all the reasons for why it happened.

5 got into (someone) : to affect the behavior of (someone)
— used to say that someone is behaving in an unusual way and you don't know why

I don't know what has gotten into him lately.

She never used to be so rude to people. What got into her? [=why is she behaving this way?]

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Main Entry:get

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