get into trouble

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get into trouble (third-person singular simple present gets into trouble, present participle getting into trouble, simple past got into trouble, past participle (UK) got into trouble or (US) gotten into trouble)

  1. (intransitive) To be punished or chastised for doing something prohibited.
  2. (transitive) To cause to be punished.
    You'll get us all into trouble if you don't keep quiet.
  3. (intransitive) To fall into difficulty.
    Synonyms: run into trouble, run aground
  4. (slang, euphemistic) Of a woman, especially a single or young woman:
    1. (intransitive) To become pregnant.
    2. (transitive) To make pregnant.
      He got a girl into trouble and had to marry her.