to get into a scrap with sb meaning, to get into a scrap with sb definition | English Cobuild dictionary




Pronounced [PH:I][PH:n][PH:t][PH:u][PH::] or [PH:I][PH:n][PH:t][PH:u][PH::], particularly before pronouns and for meaning 14.     
In addition to the uses shown below, into is used after some verbs and nouns in order to introduce extra information. Into is also used with verbs of movement, such as `walk' and `push', and in phrasal verbs such as `enter into' and `talk into'.     
1       prep   If you put one thing into another, you put the first thing inside the second.   (=in)  
Combine the remaining ingredients and put them into a dish..., Until the 1980s almost all olives were packed into jars by hand.     
2       prep   If you go into a place or vehicle, you move from being outside it to being inside it.  
I have no idea how he got into Iraq..., He got into bed and started to read.     
3       prep   If one thing goes into another, the first thing moves from the outside to the inside of the second thing, by breaking or damaging the surface of it.  
The rider came off and the handlebar went into his neck.     
4       prep   If one thing gets into another, the first thing enters the second and becomes part of it.  
Poisonous smoke had got into the water supply...     
5       prep   If you are walking or driving a vehicle and you bump into something or crash into something, you hit it accidentally.  
A train plowed into the barrier at the end of the platform...     
6       prep   When you get into a piece of clothing, you put it on.  
She could change into a different outfit in two minutes...     
7       prep   If someone or something gets into a particular state, they start being in that state.  
v PREP n, n PREP n  
I slid into a depression.     
8       prep   If you talk someone into doing something, you persuade them to do it.  
v n PREP n/-ing  
Gerome tried to talk her into taking an apartment in Paris.     
9       prep   If something changes into something else, it then has a new form, shape, or nature.  
...his attempt to turn a nasty episode into a joke.     
10       prep   If something is cut or split into a number of pieces or sections, it is divided so that it becomes several smaller pieces or sections.  
Sixteen teams are taking part, divided into four groups...     
11       prep   An investigation into a subject or event is concerned with that subject or event.  
n PREP n  
The concert will raise funds for research into Aids...     
12       prep   If you move or go into a particular career or business, you start working in it.  
In the early 1990s, it was easy to get into the rental business...     
13       prep   If something continues into a period of time, it continues until after that period of time has begun.  
He had three children, and lived on into his sixties...     
14       prep   If you are very interested in something and like it very much, you can say that you are into it.  
INFORMAL   v-link PREP n  
I'm into electronics myself.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
something easy to get
to become very upset about something, usually something that is not important
Other expression: to get your knickers in a knot
do something which puts you in a very difficult situation and limits the way that you can act
acronym for Let Me Know, as to ask the other party to get back to you
to get rid of one's frustration (for example by doing something violent or impulsive)
to get so focused on the details or intricacies of something that you miss the big picture or the main point
His book subject is quite good, but he tends to miss the forest for the trees. (tending to get in too much detail and miss the essence).
[subj: poiicemen] to herd [demonstrators] into a compact group in order to control their movements
police crowd management technique that consists of herding people into a compact group. AKA corralling
the point where a minor change turns into a major and irreversible one
[Bus.] E.g. : Some have anticipated that social media would be the tipping point of web marketing.
adding narrative to a topic ; transforming some facts into a story
update sb.
Did you hear what happened? - No, fill me in, please.
to take OR bring somebody down a notch means to make them behave less arrogantly or proudly.
get drunk or take drugs; get high
launch the process, launch the project, make sure that progress is under way
get seriously involved in a relationship
meet someone by chance
E.g.I ran into James the other day when I was shopping (meaning=I met James without planning it, by chance)
buy one, get one free
It's a common form of sales promotion. This marketing technique is universally known in the marketing industry by the acronym BOGOF.
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
go crazy about something, get enthusiastic
experience a special pleasure, excitement out of smth.; enjoy smth. very much
E.g.: She gets a bang out of shopping.
= get your knickers in a twist/knot
US English, colloquial
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
brought into servitude; slave to someone
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
be negatively impacted by a situation, event.
E.g.: The building is being renovated, but for the moment people living there get the short end of the stick.


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