English Phrasal Verbs – into part 1
If you ‘bump into’ someone, you meet them by chance.
- I bumped into Martin in the mall.
- You’ll never guess who I bumped into today.
If you ‘burst into a room’ or ‘burst into tears’, you do it suddenly and without warning.
- Don’t burst into my room like that. Please knock first.
- When I told him the bad news, he burst into tears.
If something ‘comes into’ force, it begins to happen.
- The new tax rules come into effect from next Monday.
- When the changes come into effect, productivity is certain to rise.
If you say that a particular emotion or quality ‘doesn’t come into it’, it means that it doesn’t influence the situation.
- I promoted Kate because she was the best person for the job and the fact that she is my daughter didn’t come into.
- She’s rich because she’s good at what she does. Luck doesn’t come into it.
Often when we use ‘go into’ it has the idea of ‘entering’.
- I was thinking about going into politics.
- The new model has just gone into production.
Sometimes ‘go into’ can mean to do things in great detail.
- The deal sounds good but we’ll have to go into the details of the contract.
- It’s very complicated and we don’t have time to go into that now.
Time, money or energy that has ‘gone into’ a project, is what has been used or spent on the project.
- Over $100,000 has gone into the development of this new system.
- I appreciate that a lot of effort has gone into the writing of this report.
If you ‘grow into’ an activity, you become better at doing it over time.
- She was very unsure at first but has really grown into her new job.
- Give it some time and you will grow into the role.
If you ‘talk someone into’ doing something, you persuade them to do it.
- I didn’t want to come but Annie talked me into it.
- I think I can talk him into it.
If you ‘tune into’ a particular radio or television station, you select it.
- More and more people are tuning into ‘The Apprentice’.
- People listen to their Ipods and don’t tune into the radio as much as before.