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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb get into:

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Definition of the verb get into

What does get into mean as a doing phrase?


  1. get involved in or with
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of get into: tangle with
    • more generic terms: change state / turn = undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
  2. to come or go into
  3. secure a place in a college, university, etc.
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonym of get into: get in
    • more generic word: obtain = come into possession of
  4. familiarize oneself thoroughly with
  5. put clothing on one's body
    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • synonyms of get into: assume / don / put on / wear
    • more generic terms: dress / get dressed = put on clothes
    • more specific terms:
      • hat = put on or wear a hat
      • try on / try = put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice
      • scarf = wrap in or adorn with a scarf
      • slip on = put on with ease or speed

Alternative definition of the verb get into


  1. To move into an object, such that one ends up inside it.
  2. To reach into an object.
  3. To become involved in a discussion or issue.
  4. To enter an unfavourable state.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for get into

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Google previewThe Dictionary of ClichŽs (2013)

A Word Lover's Guide to 4,000 Overused Phrases and Almost-Pleasing Platitudes by Christine Ammer

get into hot water, to To get in trouble, or into an embarrassing situation. Presumably theallusionhereisto waterhot enough to burn one. Although Lord Malmesburywroteina letter in 1765, “We are kept, to use ...

Google previewBloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms (2009)

by Gordon Jarvie

get into shape literally, make oneself fit for something. Next year we're hosting the Olympic Games, so the city's had to get itself into shape to cater effectively for an enormous invasion of ...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

get into the act to take part US If not coined by, popularised as part of the catchphrase ®everybody wants to get into the act ̄ by comedian Jimmy Durante on the radio in the 1940s. Lincoln was such a success that everybody wanted to get into ...

Google previewAn Explanatory Dictionary of the Apparatus and Instruments Employed in ... Philosophical and Experimental Chemistry (1824)

by [Anonymus AC09811521]

shaking interposed, as often as was necessary for communicating the required heat to the liquor; but care was taken to wipe the bottle dry after each immersion, before it was shaken, lest any adhering moisture might by accident get into it.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sports & Fitness Nutrition (2002)

by Elizabeth Ann Applegate

get into your system faster than some simple carbs. Also, not all simple carbs are created equal. Some , like white sugar, contain nearly no nutritional value, whereas others, such as fruit, ...

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Physical activity can get you going when you are immobilized. Get action in your life, and don't just talk about it. Get into the arena! (John Davidson)
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