get into

get into
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "get into":
present tense I/you/we/they get into he/she/it gets into present participle getting into past tense got into past participle got into
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) get into something
informal to begin to discuss something

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

3)
a) get into something if a train, plane etc gets into a place, it arrives there
b) to arrive at work or school

I got into school early that day.

4)
a) 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.

b) to be elected to a political job

She got into Parliament at the age of 26.

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) 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) 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) what's got into someone?
spoken used for asking why someone is behaving in an unusual or annoying way

English dictionary. 2014.

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