- in|to [ `ıntə, `ıntu, strong `ıntu ] preposition ***1. ) used for showing movementa ) entering a place, building, or vehicle:She got into her car and drove away.Hundreds of athletes marched into the stadium for the opening ceremony.I wandered into the hotel bar and ordered a drink.b ) going inside a container or an empty space:Slipping his hand into his coat pocket, he felt for his keys.Pour the mixture into a large saucepan.c ) going through the surface toward the deeper part of something:The nurse plunged a needle into my arm.Kate scrambled to her feet and dived into the water.They marched wearily, their boots sinking into the mud.d ) moving toward something and hitting it:Their car had crashed into a tree.He was so angry he slammed his fist into the wall.e ) arriving somewhere:Our flight gets into Boston at around 7:30.What time did you get into work?2. ) used for showing where a way leads used for stating what place a road, path, entrance, etc. leads to:Is there another way into the building?There's flooding on all the roads into the city.3. ) looking or facing toward something used for stating the direction in which someone or something looks, faces, or points:She was gazing into the mirror.Can you speak into the microphone?4. ) used for stating the result of a changea ) used for stating what someone or something becomes after a change:Julie had grown into a beautiful woman.Our argument was gradually turning into a full-scale battle.Freezing temperatures have transformed the lake into a skating rink.Roll the dough into a ball.b ) used for stating what physical or emotional state someone starts to be in:The plane suddenly lost altitude, throwing the passengers into a panic.She fell into a deep sleep.c ) used for stating what language something is translated to:Her stories have been translated into more than 30 languages.5. ) starting to be involved in somethinga ) used for stating what bad situation someone starts to become involved in:Many students have gotten into debt by the time they graduate.It was you who got us into this mess in the first place.I hope we don't run into any problems.She always manages to get into trouble.b ) starting to take part in an activity or type of work:Amy threw herself into the work with enthusiasm.He'll probably go into business with his father (=start a company with him).Ted is trying to get into the financial industry (=get a job in it).6. ) finding out about something used for stating what you are trying to find out about:I promise to look into the matter.the investigation into official misconduct7. ) when someone makes you do something used for stating what someone persuades or forces you to do:He talked us into buying a new washing machine.Reservists are being pressed into service to help clean up after the storm.8. ) becoming mixed with something used for stating what substance another substance gets mixed with:How did mercury get into the water supply?Stir a little cream into the sauce.9. ) entering a group or organization used for stating what group or organization someone becomes a member of:She should never have married into that family.You have to have outstanding SAT scores to get into a top college.10. ) putting on clothes used for stating what clothes you put on:You'd better change into some warm clothes.Sophie was still trying to get into her wetsuit.11. ) until part of the way through a period used for saying that something continues for a long time and ends part of the way through a later period:They went on working late into the night.Matt was still playing league baseball well into his forties.12. ) interested in a subject or activity INFORMAL used for stating what activity or subject someone is interested in and enjoys:Suddenly she's into yoga and things like that.At first I didn't really like painting, but now I've really gotten into it.13. ) used for showing division used for stating how something is divided:The 32 teams will be split into eight groups of four.They divided the country into four regions.Break the chocolate into pieces.1a ) used when dividing one number by another:4 into 8 gives you 2.be into someone for something AMERICAN INFORMALto owe someone money:I'm into him for fifty dollars.
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.