- 1 to put on a piece of clothing, especially with difficulty I can't get into these shoes—they're too small.
- 2 to start a career in a particular profession What's the best way to get into journalism?
- 3 to become involved in something; to start something I got into conversation with an Italian student. to get into a fight Are you sure you know what you're getting into?
- 4 to develop a particular habit Don't let yourself get into bad habits. You should get into the routine of saving the document you are working on every ten minutes. How did she get into (= start taking) drugs?
- 5 (informal) to become interested in something I'm really getting into jazz these days.
- 6to become familiar with something; to learn something I haven't really got into my new job yet.
to reach a particular state or condition; to make somebody reach a particular state or condition He got into trouble with the police while he was still at school. Three people were rescued from a yacht which got into difficulties. She got herself into a real state (= became very anxious) before the interview.