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get (sb) into sth

verb uk phrasal verb with get   /ɡet/ ( present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten) us  
to (cause someone to) become involved in a difficult situation, often without intending to: After he lost his job, he got into debt. Are you trying to get me into trouble?
Translations of “get (sb) into sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) (常指無意間使某人)陷入…
in Chinese (Simplified) (常指无意间使某人)陷入…
(Definition of get (sb) into sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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