to get into

Idiom Definition 1

"to get into something"

to become interested or involved in an activity like a hobby, job, movie or game

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Idiom Definition 2

"to get into somewhere"

to obtain admittance to a place like a university, theatre or nightclub

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Idiom Scenario 1a

Idiom Definition - to get into

Stan and Johnny have been playing the same video game for months ...

Johnny:  "You know, I'm getting pretty bored with this video game."

Stan:  "Me too!  What do you want to do?"

Johnny:  "Let's get into a new game."

Stan:  "Good idea."

Idiom Scenario 1b

Idiom Definition - to get into

Bernie has been working very hard at his university classes.  He had been having some difficulty but applied himself and since has become an "A" student.  Bernie decided that he wants to become a doctor. Bernie needs to gain admittance to the Faculty of Medicine in order to become a doctor.  Bernie applied to the Faculty.

As a result of Bernie's hard work and improved grades he was able to get into the Faculty of Medicine.

Idiom Scenario 2a

Idiom Definition - to get into

Sandra is a very successful woman.  She has worked very hard to become the best at her work.  As a result, she has been very focused on nothing but her work.  Sandra has not participated in any hobbies or diversions.  One day, Sandra decides that she is successful enough that she can turn her attention to something different. 

Sandra decides that she will get into some kind of volunteer activity.

Idiom Scenario 2b

Idiom Definition - to get into

Sam ran the marathon today.  He placed second in the race.  After the marathon, Sam attended a press conference and then a party.  By the time Sam arrived home after his very long day, he was exhausted.

All Sam wanted to do was to get into bed and sleep.

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to get into - Gerund Form:

Getting into an enjoyable hobby can be a great stress reliever.

Getting into an exclusive college can be a difficult challenge.

Getting into bed at the end of a long day can feel wonderful.

to get into - Examples:

1)  I get into a new hobby every couple of years.

2)  You get into your favorite TV program.

3)  He gets into his job completely.

4)  She gets into shopping for new shoes.

5)  The company gets into new markets when it can.

6)  We get into new plays when the old plays become stale.

7)  You (all) get into swimming every summer.

8)  They get into hockey every winter.

9)  He was involved with a guru. Getting into  philosophy.

10)  Everyone seems to have an innate and visceral antipathy to the idea of getting into water as cold or colder than liquids in their refrigerators. 

11)  I had a hard time getting into this book and the style rubbed me the wrong way a bit.

12) This piece is critical of the newfangled things kids are getting into nowadays. 

13) What could Apple win by getting into the cutthroat TV market? 

14)  A few minutes later, the husband gets into the cab.

15)  He quickly gets into that old trust issue.

16)  I agree with most science. I don't discount it until it gets into gross speculation.

17) Once a person gets into the welfare system, it is very difficult to get out. 

18)  He gets into the car and drives away.

19)  I thought you just had to get into the club.

20)  This has become a key weapon in my arsenal when I want to get into something new.