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preposition uk   us   /ˈɪn.tuː/

into preposition (INSIDE)

A1 to the inside or middle of a place, container, area, etc.: Would you put the jar back into the cupboard for me, please? Let's go into the garden. Stop running around and get into bed! I can't get into these trousers any more. They're far too small for me.
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into preposition (CHANGE)

A2 used to show when a person or thing is changing from one form or condition to another: Peel the cucumber and chop it into small cubes. There was a series of explosions and the van burst into flames (= started to burn violently). Her novels have been translated into 19 languages. We're planning to turn the smallest bedroom into an office.
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into preposition (TOUCHING FORCEFULLY)

B1 used to show movement that involves something touching something else with a lot of force but without moving inside it: He's always walking into things when he doesn't have his glasses on.
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into preposition (TOWARDS)

B1 in the direction of something or someone: She was looking straight into his eyes.
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into preposition (ABOUT)

involving or about something: an inquiry into the cause of the accident
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into preposition (DIVISION)

used when referring to the division of one number by another number: What's 5 into 125?

into preposition (INTERESTED)

B1 enthusiastic about or interested in: Jackie's really into classical music.
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