Meaning of “get in/get into sth” in the English Dictionary

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"get in/get into sth" in British English

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get in/get into sth

phrasal verb with get uk /ɡet/ us /ɡet/ verb present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten

B2 to succeed in being chosen or elected:

He wanted to go to Cambridge, but he didn't get in.
Will the politician keep his promises when he gets into office?

More examples

  • It is very difficult to get into that law school.
  • Polls suggest that the Tories will get in at the next election.
  • The Labour party got in by a landslide at the last election.
  • He got into the university of his choice.
  • She got into the county squad after attending a trial.

(Definition of “get in/get into sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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