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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyget into
he/she/itgets into
present participlegetting into
past tensegot into
past participlegotten into
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  1. 1
    get into something informal to start enjoying something, or to become enthusiastic about it

    You feel shy when you start your speech, but then you get into it.

    She’s really getting into the Internet.

  2. 2
    get into something informal to begin to discuss something

    I don’t think we have time to get into that now.

  3. 3
    get into something if a train, airplane, etc. gets into a place, it arrives there
  4. 4
    get into something to be accepted to study at a school or chosen to play for a team, etc.

    She got into one of the top universities in the country.

  5. 5
    to become involved in a bad situation
    get into a fight/argument, etc. (with someone):

    I don’t want to get into an argument with him.

    get into trouble/difficulties etc.:

    Those kids are always getting into trouble.

  6. 6
    get into something to start getting into an angry emotional state
    get into a temper/a bad mood etc.:

    When I complained he got into a temper and began shouting at me.

  7. 7
    get into something to start doing something regularly in a particular way

    Try to get into the habit of drinking a glass of water every hour.

  8. 8
    what’s gotten into someone? spoken used for asking why someone is behaving in an unusual or annoying way
See also main entry: get


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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