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51 Phrasal Verbs with IN and INTO

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A phrasal verb is an idiomatic phrase that consists of a verb and a particle. In today’s lesson, we’ll be learning 51 phrasal verbs with the particles IN and INTO.

ASK IN

Meaning: to invite somebody into the house.

She asked the postman in because it was raining heavily.

BARGE IN

Meaning: to rudely interrupt someone or enter the room suddenly without invitation.

I hate when you barge in like that. Don’t you know that you should knock?

Sorry to barge in, but I think someone’s calling you.

BOOK IN/INTO

Meaning: to sign into a hotel register right after your arrival.

After booking into the hotel, he went for lunch because he was starving.

BREAK IN/INTO

Meaning: burglars usually enter a building, flat, car, etc. by using force.

He was locked out of his apartment so he had to break in.

BRING IN

Meaning: to hire some staff.

They always bring in new people during the summer months.

BREATHE IN

Meaning: to inhale air.

When he looked at her, he could see that she was breathing in deeply.

 51 Phrasal verbs with IN and INTO
51 Phrasal verbs with IN and INTO

BUMP INTO

Meaning: to meet someone unexpectedly.

We bumped into our biology teacher last Saturday when we were in the park.

BUTT IN

Meaning: to interrupt someone who’s talking.

Lara’s husband always butts in, even when he is not involved in a conversation.

CALL IN

Meaning: to ask someone to come and help you. 

He’s badly hurt. I think we should call in the ambulance.

CHECK IN

Meaning: to go to the desk at the hotel or airport to tell them that you’ve arrived.

Simon checked into a hotel as soon as he arrived in Barcelona.

COME IN/INTO

Meaning: to enter a place such as a building, flat, room, etc.

Would you like to come in a take a look at the piano for yourself?

COUNT IN

Meaning: to count someone in means to include them in an activity.

When you start playing poker, don’t forget to count me in.

CUT IN 

Meaning: to interrupt someone’s conversation.

I’m sorry to cut in on you, but there is something important I need to announce.

 51 Phrasal verbs with IN and INTO
51 Phrasal verbs with IN and INTO

DIG INTO

Meaning: to look for something, examine.

She dug deep into her pocket to find the key.

If you dig into their archives, you’ll find loads of interesting information.

DIP IN/INTO

Meaning: to put something into liquid and take it out.

He dipped the potato wedge into the sauce to coat it evenly.

DRAW INTO

Meaning: to cause somebody to get involved in something.

You had no right to draw me into that argument with your parents.

DRIVE IN

Meaning: to enter a place in a vehicle.

The drunken driver drove into the park and hit the tree.

DROP IN

Meaning: to turn up somewhere without invitation.

Sara’s just dropped in for a friendly chat.

EAT IN

Meaning: to have your meal at home rather than in a restaurant.

It’s very cold outside. I’d rather we stay and eat in tonight.

 51 Phrasal verbs with IN and INTO
51 Phrasal verbs with IN and INTO

ENTER INTO

Meaning: to get involved in something such as discussion.

The government refuses to enter into any discussions on that level.

FILL IN

Meaning: to replace someone at their workplace for some time.

Mary is sick so I’ll fill in for her this week.

FIT IN

Meaning: to feel that you belong with someone.

Carry was a great babysitter who fitted in with Peterson kids perfectly.

GET IN

Meaning: to enter a place.

Get in and make yourself at home!

GIVE IN

Meaning: to admit that you have been defeated, surrender.

I know it’s easy to give in to your cravings, but try to be a mindful eater.

HOOK INTO

Meaning: to connect or link to a gadget or a system.

The hackers hooked into that website and collected their data.

JOIN IN

Meaning: to get involved or take part in an activity.

There was a long queue of people waiting so I had no other choice but to join in.

JUMP IN

Meaning: to suddenly and unexpectedly do something, without thinking about the consequences.

Celia quickly jumped in the car when she heard Peter was coming.

 51 Phrasal verbs with IN and INTO
51 Phrasal verbs with IN and INTO

KEEP IN

Meaning:  to make someone stay inside.

It was raining heavily so they kept the dogs in for the night.

KEY IN

Meaning: to enter data into a device such as a computer.

It took me three hours to key in all the new students’ names.

KICK IN

Meaning: to start having an effect.

It usually takes half an hour for a drug like that to kick in.

LAND IN

Meaning: to put somebody in a difficult situation.

The riots landed many people in prison for the night.

LET IN

Meaning: to allow someone or something to enter.

Will you please open the window to let some fresh air in?

LIVE IN

Meaning: when someone lives in a place where they also work.

People who live in castles usually have servants who live in.

LOCK IN

Meaning: being unable to leave the place because the doors are locked.

Have you heard? Lara locked herself in and couldn’t find the keys for three hours.

LOG IN/INTO

Meaning: to enter a password to connect to a computer, website, etc.

This is the password I use to log into my Facebook account.

51 Phrasal verbs with IN and INTO

LOOK IN

Meaning: to visit someone for a short time to check if they’re alright.

We’ll be away for the weekend; we would be so grateful if you could look in on the cats.

LOOK INTO

Meaning: to examine the facts connected to the problem.

The mayor promised that they will look into the problem of pollution in the city and take appropriate measures against it.

MOVE IN

Meaning: to start living in a new place.

Ever since the new neighbour moved in, we can’t sleep until late because of the loud music coming from his apartment.

OPT IN/INTO

Meaning: to choose to be a part of an activity.

The inhabitants of an old people’s home are offered to opt in for many activities.

PLUG IN

Meaning: to connect electrical gadgets with cords.

The mouse can be plugged in at the side of the computer. 

ROPE IN

Meaning: to persuade someone to help you.

While visiting her relatives in the country, Sara was roped in to help them in the orchard.

RUN IN

Meaning: to arrest somebody.

Then they ran the leading actor in and he spent the rest of the movie in prison.

SETTLE IN

Meaning: get used to living in a new place or home.

Once you’re settled in properly in your new home, we’ll come and visit you.

51 Phrasal verbs with IN and INTO

SIGN IN

Meaning: to sign your name in a book so that you are allowed to enter a place such as a club, hotel, etc.

If you want to go to the swimming pool in this hotel, you have to sign in at the reception desk first.

SHUT IN

Meaning: to shut someone or something in a  closed space.

Rony’s mother shut him in his room until he finished his homework.

STAY IN

Meaning: to stay at home rather than go somewhere.

I was very tired so we decided to stay in instead of going to the party.

STEP IN

Meaning: to become involved in something.

Had I not stepped in, who knows what would have happened.

TAKE IN

Meaning: to visit an interesting place.

We took in a trip around the island. It was marvellous.

TALK INTO

Meaning: to persuade someone to do something.

The waiter tried to persuade us to buy that expensive wine.

TURN INTO

Meaning: to transform into something else.

The breeze from last night turned into a terrible storm.

WAIT IN

Meaning: to stay at home expecting someone or something to arrive.

I’ve been waiting in all morning for that gadget I ordered online.

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