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English definition of “into”

into

preposition
 
 
/ˈɪntə, ˈɪntu/
IN A1 towards the inside or middle of something: Stop running around and get into bed! He's gone into a shop across the road.In and at
CHANGE A2 used to show when a person or thing changes from one form or condition to another: Peel the cucumber and chop it into small cubes. We're planning to turn the smallest bedroom into an office. Her last novel was translated into nineteen languages.ChangingAdapting and modifying Adapting and attuning to somethingChanging frequently
ABOUT involving or about something: an investigation into the cause of the fire
TOWARDS B1 in the direction of something or someone: She was looking straight into his eyes.Direction of motionPoints of the compassDescribing movement towards
HIT B1 moving towards something or someone and hitting them: I backed the car into the garden wall.Hitting against objects accidentally and colliding
be into sth informal B1 to be very interested in something: Kate's really into classical music.Excited, interested and enthusiastic
DIVIDE used when dividing one number by another: What's 5 into 125?Addition, subtraction, multiplication and divisionCalculations and calculating
(Definition of into from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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