into Definition

  • 1expressing movement or action with the result that someone or something becomes enclosed or surrounded by something else
  • 2expressing the result of a change of state
  • 3indicating the point in time at which a particular process or event starts

Using into: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "into" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She walked into the room.

  • Example

    The water spilled into the sink.

  • Example

    He turned into a frog.

  • Example

    I'll look into the matter.

  • Example

    The project will be completed into next year.

  • Example

    I'm really into jazz music.

into Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for into

Antonyms for into

Phrases with into

  • become involved in a particular situation or activity


    I want to get into politics.

  • collide with or meet by chance


    I ran into my old friend at the grocery store.

  • investigate or inquire about something


    We need to look into the issue before making a decision.


Summary: into in Brief

The preposition 'into' [ˈɪntuː] indicates movement or action resulting in enclosure or surrounding, such as 'She walked into the room.' It also expresses the result of a change of state, as in 'He turned into a frog,' and marks the start of a process or event, like 'The project will be completed into next year.' 'Into' is used in phrases like 'get into,' meaning to become involved, and 'look into,' meaning to investigate.

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