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- To move into an object, such that one ends up inside it.
1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 1, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
- Then there came a reg'lar terror of a sou'wester same as you don't get one summer in a thousand, and blowed the shanty flat and ripped about half of the weir poles out of the sand. We spent consider'ble money getting 'em reset, and then a swordfish got into the pound and tore the nets all to slathers, right in the middle of the squiteague season.
- She got into the car.
- To reach into an object.
- The small child got into everything.
- To become involved in a discussion, issue, or activity.
- He got into politics.
- My sister has got into flower arranging recently.
- To enter an unfavourable state.
- How did we get into such a mess?
- To make behave uncharacteristically.
- I don't know what's gotten into that child.
to move into an object, such that one ends up inside it
to reach into an object
to enter an unfavourable state