Meaning of INTO in English

INTO

preposition

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a car hits sth/crashes into sth

I saw the car leave the road and hit a tree.

a company goes into liquidation (= is closed and sold in order to pay its debts )

a train pulls into/out of a station

The train pulled into Euston station and I got off.

an act comes into force

Since the act came into force, all public buildings must have disabled access.

approach/reach/go into etc double figures

The death toll is thought to have reached double figures.

be divided into chapters

The book is divided into ten chapters.

be forced/driven into exile

Many of his political opponents have been forced into exile.

be in/go into/come out of hiding

He went into hiding in 1973.

be plunged into darkness (= be suddenly in darkness because the lights go out )

Suddenly the electricity went off and we were plunged into darkness.

be sent into action

He declared that French soldiers will not be sent into action in Iraq.

be sent into exile

The old leaders were removed from power and sent into exile.

be thrown/plunged into chaos

A serious accident has thrown the roads into chaos.

be well into middle age (= be obviously middle-aged, probably at least 50 )

Most of the people there were well into middle age.

beat sb into second/third etc place

He was beaten into second place in the Monaco Grand Prix.

become legend/pass into legend

The incident became legend.

become/turn into a nightmare

Their honeymoon turned into a nightmare when they were involved in a car accident.

bite into an apple

Sue bit into her apple with a loud crunch.

blown into town

Guess who’s just blown into town ?

bluff sb into (doing) sth (= make someone do something by deceiving them )

brainwash sb into doing sth

Commercials brainwash consumers into buying things they don’t need.

branches into two

When you reach the village green, the street branches into two .

break/split into a grin

The old man’s face broke into a grin.

bring sb into conflict with sb

Some of her actions have brought her into conflict with her managers.

bring sb into contact with sb

The job brought me into contact with a lot of interesting people.

bring sb into contact with sb/sth

The people of the island were suddenly brought into contact with the outside world.

bring sth into existence formal (= make something start to exist )

The state must follow the terms of the treaty that brought it into existence.

bring sth into the equation (= introduce a new idea for people to consider )

It all becomes more complicated once you bring money into the equation.

bringing...into disrepute

He faces six charges of bringing the game into disrepute .

broke into a gallop (= begin to go very fast )

The horses broke into a gallop .

broke into a run

He was still following me, and in a panic I broke into a run .

broke into a trot (= started running slowly )

She broke into a trot and hurried on ahead of us.

brought out into the open

All these concerns need to be brought out into the open .

built into the wall

There are three cash machines built into the wall .

burst into laughter (= suddenly start laughing )

Flora burst into laughter when I told her the joke.

burst into laughter

Suddenly, the group burst into laughter .

burst into song

Lydia burst into song .

burst into tears (= suddenly start crying )

She burst into tears and begged me to stay.

burst into tears

Claire looked as if she were about to burst into tears .

burst/break into song (= start singing )

The crowd spontaneously burst into song.

call/bring/throw sth into question (= make people doubt it )

He brought into question all the principles on which the Soviet system was based.

call/throw sth into doubt (= make people unsure about something )

The accuracy of his account was called into doubt.

came into vogue

Suntanning first came into vogue in the mid-1930s.

cast sb into prison/Hell etc

Memet should, in her opinion, be cast into prison.

channel your energy into sth ( also devote your energy to sth ) (= use most of your energy doing something )

She should channel more of her energy into her studies.

check into a hotel ( also book into a hotel British English )

He checked into the hotel a little after 2 pm.

chop sth into pieces/chunks etc

Chop the meat into small cubes.

click into place/position

Make sure the lid clicks firmly into place.

climb into bed

Lucy climbed into bed and lay awake thinking.

collapse in/into a chair (= sit down suddenly because you are very tired or upset )

Eileen collapsed into a chair and burst out crying.

collapse/dissolve into giggles (= start laughing a lot )

Victor tickled the little boy, who dissolved into giggles.

come back into fashion (= become fashionable again )

Short skirts are coming back into fashion this year.

come into bud (= start to produce buds )

come into conflict with sb

Local people have often come into conflict with planning officials.

come into contact with sb (= meet or spend time with sb )

It’s good to come into contact with people from different cultures.

come into existence (= start to exist )

Pakistan came into existence as an independent country in 1947.

come into leaf (= start having leaves )

The apple tree had finally come into leaf.

come into port

We stood on the quay and watched the ships come into port.

come into possession of sth (= start having it )

How did you come into possession of this document?

come into question (= start to be doubted )

The special protection given to these animals has come into question in recent years.

come into sb's possession

You have a duty not to disclose confidential information that comes into your possession.

come into view

Suddenly the pyramids came into view.

come out into the open

She never let her dislike for him come out into the open .

coming back into fashion

High heels are coming back into fashion .

compress sth into sth

Many couples want to compress their childbearing into a short space of time in their married life.

cowed into submission

The protesters had been cowed into submission by the police.

crawl into bed (= get into bed feeling very tired )

We finally crawled into bed at three in the morning.

cut sth into pieces/slices/chunks etc

Next cut the carrots into thin slices.

cut sth into slices

Cut the orange into thin slices.

cut/divide etc sth into pieces

She cut the cake into four equal pieces.

Chop the potato into bite-sized pieces.

Cut...into quarters

Cut the cake into quarters .

descend/slip into chaos (= gradually become completely confused and disorganized )

After the invasion, the country lapsed into chaos.

descent into alcoholism/chaos/madness etc

his descent into drug abuse

dip into...pockets (= use their own money to pay for them )

Parents are being asked to dip into their pockets for new school books .

dip into...savings

Medical bills forced her to dip into her savings .

disappear into thin air (= completely )

The money he made has disappeared into thin air.

disappear/vanish into the mist (= stop being seen because of the mist )

He passed me on the trail and disappeared into the mist.

divide/split sth into categories

The exhibition of 360 paintings is divided into three categories.

drifting into sleep

She was just drifting into sleep when the alarm went off.

Drive...stakes into the ground

Drive two stakes into the ground about three feet apart.

edge your way into/round/through etc sth

Christine edged her way round the back of the house.

elbow your way through/past/into etc sth (= move through a group of people by pushing past them )

He elbowed his way to the bar and ordered a beer.

enter (into) a contract

You will enter a two-year training contract with your chosen employer.

enter into an agreement formal (= make an official agreement, which has legal responsibilities )

In 2006 the city authorities entered into an agreement with a private firm to operate the gardens.

enter into discussions/negotiations (with sb)

The government refused to enter into discussions with the opposition.

enter into talks (= start having talks )

The Ambassador stated that France was prepared to enter into talks on the issue.

enter into the spirit of the occasion (= join in a social occasion in an eager way )

People entered into the spirit of the occasion by enjoying a picnic before the outdoor concert.

enter into...correspondence

The magazine is unable to enter into any correspondence on medical matters.

enter into/open negotiations (= start negotiations )

They have entered into negotiations to acquire another company.

enter/get into parliament (= be elected as a member of parliament )

Tony Blair first entered Parliament in 1983.

enter/go into/join a profession

Hugh intended to enter the medical profession.

fade into oblivion (= gradually become forgotten or no longer important )

Many political figures just fade into oblivion.

fade into obscurity (= to gradually be forgotten after being well-known )

The band faded into obscurity as the 1980s progressed.

fall into a deep/long etc sleep (= start sleeping deeply, for a long time etc )

He lay down on his bed and fell into a deep sleep.

fall into abeyance (= no longer be used )

fall into disrepair

buildings allowed to fall into disrepair

fall into the wrong hands

We must not let these documents fall into the wrong hands .

fall into...snare

I didn’t want to fall into the same snare again.

fall/come into a category

The data we collected fell into two categories.

fallen into the habit of

He had fallen into the habit of having a coffee every time he passed the coffee machine.

fall/get into arrears (= become late with payments )

fall/walk into a trap

Police had set a trap for hooligans at the match.

fell headlong into

I fell headlong into a pool of icy water.

fell into conversation

I fell into conversation with some guys from New York.

fell into disfavour

Coal fell into disfavour because burning it caused pollution.

fell into disrepute

This theory fell into disrepute in the fifties.

fell into disuse

The building eventually fell into disuse .

fell into...deep sleep

He lay down and fell into a deep sleep .

fit in/into a space

Decide what kind of table and chairs will fit best into the space.

fit into a category

Rogers doesn’t fit into either category.

flee/escape into exile

Hundreds of people fled into exile or were jailed.

fly into a temper (= suddenly become very angry )

He flew into a temper at the slightest thing.

force/frighten/beat etc sb into submission

Napoleon threatened to starve the country into submission.

forged into the lead

He forged into the lead in the fourth set.

gain an insight (into sth) (= get a chance to understand more about something )

You can gain an insight into horses’ feelings by the physical signs they give out.

galvanized...into action

The possibility of defeat finally galvanized us into action .

gazing into space (= looking straight in front, not at any particular person or thing )

Patrick sat gazing into space .

get in/into a car

The man stopped and she got into the car.

get in/into/out of the bath

I had to get out of the bath to answer the phone.

get into a dispute (= become involved )

We don’t want to get into a dispute with them.

get into a fight (= become involved in a fight )

The two men got into a fight over a girl.

get into a habit (= start doing something regularly or often )

Try to get into the habit of walking for 30 minutes each day.

get into a panic

There’s no need to get into a panic.

get into an argument/become involved in an argument

She didn’t want to get into another argument about money.

I left to avoid becoming involved in an argument.

get into bed/get out of bed

I usually read for a bit after I get into bed.

get into groups

The teacher asked the students to get into groups.

get into shape

I’ve got to get into shape before summer.

get into/out of a cab

I just saw Fiona getting into a cab.

get into/out of a taxi

He got into a taxi outside the station.

get into/up to mischief ( also make mischief ) (= do things that cause trouble or damage )

You spend too much time getting into mischief!

get (sb) into a routine (= develop a fixed order of doing things, or make someone do this )

Try to get your baby into a routine.

give/go into/provide etc specifics

Thurman was reluctant to go into specifics about the deal.

go into a coma

Mum went into a coma and died soon afterwards.

go into a dive (= start to move downwards )

The plane was in trouble, then it went into a dive.

go into action

American soldiers are going into action against the Mujahadin.

go into business (= start working in business )

A lot of university graduates want to go into business.

go into detail (= give a lot of details )

He refused to go into detail about what they had said at the meeting.

go into details

I don’t want to go into details now.

go into ecstasies (= become very happy and excited )

go into exile

Napoleon's wife and sons also went into exile.

go into teaching (= become a teacher )

Some very talented and dedicated people go into teaching.

go into the army

When Dan left school, he went into the army.

go into/enter into an alliance with sb

Spain then entered into an alliance with France.

go into/enter into an alliance with sb

Spain then entered into an alliance with France.

go into/enter the charts

The album entered the UK charts at number 2.

go/fall into a trance

She went into a deep hypnotic trance.

go/fall into decline (= become less important, successful etc )

At the beginning of the century the cloth trade was going into decline.

going into business (= starting a business )

She’s thinking of going into business .

gone into remission

The cancer has gone into remission .

gone into spasm

Tom’s jaw muscles had gone into spasm .

got into print (= was printed )

Very little of his poetry actually got into print .

got into...scrapes

He got into all sorts of scrapes as a boy.

got...into...mess

You got us into this mess , Terry. You can get us out of it.

Grind...into a powder

Grind the sugar into a powder .

group sb/sth into categories

Let’s start by grouping the books into categories.

hit/run into a snag

The grand opening hit a snag when no one could find the key.

instil confidence/fear/discipline etc into sb

A manager’s job is to instil determination into his players.

into the stratosphere

Oil prices soared into the stratosphere .

join/go into the services

Maybe you should join the services.

jump into/out of bed

I jumped out of bed and ran over to the window.

ladle soup out/into a bowl (= serve it using a large spoon )

Ladle the soup into warm bowls and garnish with parsley.

lapse into silence (= to stop talking and be quiet )

'I don't want any,' he said, and lapsed into silence again.

late/far into the night (= until very late at night )

Staff worked late into the night to make necessary repairs.

launched into a tirade

He launched into a tirade against the church.

led...into trouble

Her trusting nature often led her into trouble .

lulled...into a false sense of security (= made people think they were safe when they were not )

Earthquakes here are rare and this has lulled people into a false sense of security .

meet (with) opposition/run into opposition (= face opposition )

A new tax would meet a lot of opposition.

The Bill ran into opposition in the House of Lords.

message drummed into

‘Don’t talk to strangers’ is a message drummed into children.

mislead sb into believing/thinking etc sth

Don’t be misled into thinking that scientific research is easy.

move into a flat

They move into their new flat next week.

move into/out of a house

We’re moving into our new house next week.

move into/out of an apartment (= start living in a new apartment, or leave an apartment in order to live somewhere else )

They moved into the apartment last Easter.

move into/out of an area

She had just moved into the area and knew very few people.

Many young people are moving out of rural areas.

organize sth into groups

Small children work best when they are organized into very small groups.

passed into the hands of

Control of these services has now passed into the hands of the local authorities.

pay into a pension (= pay money regularly so that you will have a pension later )

They have been unable to pay into a pension.

plunge into recession (= start to experience a deep recession )

The US is about to plunge into recession.

plunged into darkness

The house was suddenly plunged into darkness .

prod...into action

The strike may prod the government into action .

pull/drag/haul yourself into a position

She pulled herself into a sitting position.

put air into sth (= fill a tyre, balloon etc with air )

I need to put some air in the tyres.

put effort into (doing) sth (= try hard to do something )

Let’s try again, only put more effort into it this time.

put sb/sth into categories

People are individuals and you can’t really put them into categories.

put some energy into sth

Try to put more energy into your game.

put sth in/into a pile

She tidied up the books and put them in neat piles .

put sth in/into context (= consider something in context )

These statistics need to be put into context.

put sth into action (= start doing something you have planned to do )

She was looking forward to putting her plans into action.

The committee uses the expertise of local organisations to put these ideas into action.

put sth into words (= say what you are feeling or thinking )

She couldn’t put her feelings into words.

put sth into/in perspective (= consider something in a sensible way by comparing it with something else, or to help you do this )

Let's put this data into perspective.

I saw their suffering, and it really put my own problems into perspective.

put the car etc into (first/second/third etc) gear

He put the car into gear, and they moved slowly forwards.

put...into first

He put the car into first and roared away.

ran headlong into

Mortimer almost ran headlong into a patrol.

reach into your pocket (= put your hand into your pocket to find something )

"Do you want a cigarette?" he asked, reaching into his pocket.

relapse into a coma (= go into a coma again )

She was making progress, but then she suddenly relapsed into a coma.

return to/come back into the fold

The Church will welcome him back into the fold.

roll sth into a ball/tube

Roll the dough into small balls.

run into six figures (= be over £100,000 or $100,000 )

The final cost of the project will easily run into six figures .

run into trouble/problems/difficulties

The business ran into financial difficulties almost immediately.

run into/get into difficulties (= find yourself in a difficult situation )

Three people were rescued from a boat that had got into difficulties.

run into/get into difficulties (= find yourself in a difficult situation )

Three people were rescued from a boat that had got into difficulties.

run out into a road

He had to swerve when a child ran out into the road.

say/whisper sth into sb's ear

He whispered something into his wife's ear.

sb breaks into a smile/sb’s face breaks into a smile (= they suddenly smile )

Anna’s face broke into a smile at the prospect of a guest.

sb breaks into a smile/sb’s face breaks into a smile (= they suddenly smile )

Anna’s face broke into a smile at the prospect of a guest.

see/look into the future (= know what will happen in the future )

I wish I could see into the future.

sell sb into slavery (= sell someone as a slave )

send...into a tailspin

Raising interest rates could send the economy into a tailspin .

shocked into action

She was shocked into action by the desperate situation in the orphanages.

sink your teeth into sth (= put your teeth into someone's flesh, into food etc )

The dog sank its teeth into the boy's hand.

sink/slip/slide into oblivion (= fade into oblivion )

It was once a popular game, but it has since sunk into oblivion.

The old machines eventually slid into oblivion.

sink/slump/flop into a chair (= sit down in one in a tired or unhappy way )

Greg groaned and sank into his chair.

slide/fall/descend into anarchy

The nation is in danger of falling into anarchy.

slide/slip into recession (= start to experience a recession )

Most analysts don’t believe the economy will slide into recession.

slide/slip/sink into obscurity (= fade into obscurity )

Many scientific theories are never proved and slip into obscurity.

slip/fall/settle into a routine (= get into a routine without making any difficulty )

The team slipped quickly into a routine.

slip/lapse/fall/sink into a coma (= go into one )

Brett slipped into a coma from which he never awakened.

spring into existence (= suddenly start to exist )

After the invasion, a French resistance movement sprang into existence.

spurred...into action

It was an article in the local newspaper which finally spurred him into action .

stare into space (= look for a long time at nothing )

Jo's always lying on the sofa staring into space.

sth enters/comes into the equation (= something begins to have an effect )

Consumer confidence also enters the equation.

strike terror into sb’s heart

His fearsome appearance strikes terror into the hearts of his enemies.

sweep...into...pile

He began to sweep the pieces of glass into a pile .

swept into office

Herrera was swept into office on the promise of major reforms.

swing/spring/leap into action (= suddenly start doing something )

The fire crew immediately swung into action.

take certain factors into account (= to consider factors when making a decision )

You should take all these factors into account.

take sb into custody

Three armed FBI agents took Coleman into custody.

taken into protective custody

The children were taken into protective custody .

throw sth into disarray/fall into disarray

The delay threw the entire timetable into disarray.

throw sth into disarray/fall into disarray

The delay threw the entire timetable into disarray.

throwing...into the air

The bomb exploded, throwing bricks and debris into the air .

throw/plunge sb into confusion

The unexpected news threw us all into confusion.

throw/send sb into a panic

The innocent question threw her into a panic.

vanished into thin air (= suddenly disappeared in a very mysterious way )

She seemed to have just vanished into thin air .

walk straight/right into sth

I walked right into a mob of maybe 50 young white guys.

walk straight/right into sth

You walked right into that one!

walk straight/right/bang etc into sth

Zeke wasn’t looking and walked straight into a tree.

walking into a trap

He was fairly certain now that he was walking into a trap , and wished he’d come armed.

walk...into...job

You can’t expect to walk straight into a job .

wangle your way out of/into sth

I wangled my way into art school.

went into a nosedive

Everyone screamed as the plane suddenly went into a nosedive .

went into a nosedive

The economy went into a nosedive .

went into a slide

The car went into a slide .

went into convulsions

His temperature was very high and he went into convulsions .

went into extra time

The match went into extra time .

went into hysterics

She went into hysterics when she heard about her husband.

went into liquidation (= were closed )

Hundreds of small businesses went into liquidation .

went into receivership

The company went into receivership with massive debts.

went into...skid (= started to skid )

He slammed on the brakes and we went into a long skid .

worked...into a frenzy

Doreen had worked herself into a frenzy.

worked...up into a state

She had worked herself up into a state .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(all) rolled into one

The band's sound was metal and punk and rap all rolled into one.

For many, this outsized jamboree became both a new Pentecost and a New Jerusalem rolled into one.

In practice, stages 2 and 3 are often rolled into one.

It had all the elements one finds in several different testimonies all artfully rolled into one.

Lloyd Kaufman is also a writer, director, producer, actor and studio mogul, all rolled into one.

Lovable Manuel is quite the tyrant, a mini Papi and Mami rolled into one.

She was a fallen Magdalene and a lamenting dolorosa rolled into one.

So the service offers a payment system and a management information system rolled into one.

They represent a kind of hybrid architect, designer, engineer, set builder and scenario maker, all rolled into one.

a dip into sth

The impressive breadth of coverage starts with a dip into the history of colour science.

argue sb into/out of doing sth

be commissioned (into sth)

He was commissioned to write a book on Magritte in 1967.

In the summer of 1774 Wolfgang was commissioned to write an opera buffa for the next carnival season in Munich.

Most are commissioned but proposals can be made in advance to the News and Views Editor.

One of the newest innovations on the Manchester site is the £3m acid tank farm, which was commissioned in June 1990.

The container was commissioned on a contract hire agreement with David Robertson Haulage.

The review was commissioned by Jack Straw, the Home Secretary.

These arms were commissioned at the time for a New Bond Street warehouse at a cost of 20 guineas.

be heavily into sth

Because they were heavily into conformance, not spirit and enthusiasm.

By nature the malais were heavily into festivals, and this was a landmark in the history of their presence.

The B-cups are heavily into sleaze.

be heavy into sth

Eric was real heavy into drugs for a while.

And now I was heavy into Valium, a substitute for the liquor.

be in a muddle/get into a muddle

be in a state/get into a state

be in raptures/go into raptures

be in service/go into service

be transported back to/into sth

He had only to pick one of them up to be transported back to the time and place of its acquisition.

Years later, at a sound, sight or scent, you can be transported back to that place.

break into a run/trot etc

Dhani and Ian broke into a run, taking the high altar steps three at a time.

He broke into a trot and the three surprised young men did likewise, aware that something must have gone wrong.

He broke into a trot as he headed up the path to the staff-cabins.

I walked briskly one block over to Cabana, the wide boulevard that parallels the beach, and broke into a trot.

It was all I could do to stop myself breaking into a run.

The animal was struggling with a loose shoe and was in no mood to break into a trot.

Without waiting to find out what it meant, she broke into a trot and hurried on round the next corner.

break into a smile/a song/applause etc

break into a sweat/break out in a sweat

Even on a cold day, the old man could break into a sweat if he got beyond a full minute.

He broke into a sweat , began to tremble, and then asked if we could leave.

He was very weak and his body trembled and broke into sweats whenever he tried to sleep.

I began to break into a sweat .

I noted the Handbook clearly stated that you were not to expect the police to break into a sweat over your losses.

breathe life into sth

After the marriage, though, she wants to breathe life into their dry, platonic relationship.

Belliustin called upon the tsar to circumvent the ecclesiastical hierarchy and breathe life into the clerical estate.

Now they each had a picture which they examined and re-examined, trying to breathe life into the two-dimensional image.

Something unexplainable takes over and breathes life into the known life.

The deal aims to breathe life into the stationer's e-business efforts.

We harness fossil energy and breathe life into machines.

bring a child into the world

bring sth into line with sth

Himmelwright brings his argument into line with the visual evidence.

bring/throw sth into relief

The touches or larger areas of primary colours that throw the figures into relief are now less strident, more resonant.

bulldoze sb into (doing) sth

burst into flames/flame

Dad Mark managed to carry her to safety before the alarm burst into flames.

Directly ahead, a pair of stately old coconut trees burst into flame.

Like a sheet of crepe paper, the wooden house burst into flames and burned to the ground in minutes.

Several of the vehicles burst into flames, according to initial reports.

The airliner struck the ground some 50 metres short of the runway, turned over and burst into flames.

The bomb, thrown out of the Ford Cortina's passenger window, burst into flames in the road.

There is just one drawback to their island paradise: every so often it bursts into flame beneath them.

They had both burst into flames after the explosion, police said.

call (sth) into question

And while the injunctions are subject to unwitting acceptance, it is impossible to call them into question.

Nothing that has happened since has called that judgment into question.

come into being/be brought into being

New democracies have come into being since the end of the Cold War.

come into focus/bring sth into focus

come into force/bring sth into force

come into leaf/flower/blossom

In the garden of the little farm, fruit trees are coming into flower, and others are beginning to leaf.

The cherry tree was coming into blossom, encouraged by the unseasonably warm sunshine.

When planted through beds of hybrid tea or floribunda rosea they add interest before the roses come into flower.

come into sight

We stood at the window until their car came into sight .

After a moment they came into sight .

But they instantly look the other way when he and his motorcade come into sight .

But when the lane curved, a tavern came into sight and she went in.

He'd have plenty of time to drive down when the target vehicle came into sight .

He had only a few seconds before the postman came into sight through the trees above the road.

The camp came into sight at the bottom of the road.

The carob came into sight below.

come into the world

He gave her a child every year, but was never there when it came into the world .

He looked as if he came into the world fighting.

come into use

Tanning beds came into use around 1979.

Doors were fitted and it came into use on 7 September.

Doubtless, this instability will continue as more sophisticated techniques of diagnosis come into use by the medical profession.

It came into use around the turn of the century.

The new register comes into use the following February.

The scourge of firedamp explosions caused by the miners' lights should have dwindled to nothing after the lamp came into use .

There were many different drugs coming into use .

Various kinds of minuscule came into use , such as the humanistic and the Carolingian.

come into view/sight

A tall figure came into view, then just as quickly vanished.

As we drive on, the Willapa Hills of coastal Washington come into view.

Soon Carol's home comes into view They're home!

Southampton went wild when the Friendship came into view.

The airfield came into view and Y positioned for the approach.

The bell tower came into view, a square slim block of stone separated from the church by a dozen yards.

The hills had now come into view, and I enjoyed the grand spectacle of Mount Blue ahead.

They passed the copse and the lights of a large Elizabethan house came into view.

come into your own

This season Brooks has really come into his own as a goal scorer.

But I did learn things about people and eventually came into my own socially.

By the 1970s, Cheatham was starting to come into his own as a soloist.

Generally people start to come into their own in their second season.

Now the guides' training in jungle warfare came into its own.

Research expanded; neural net-work terminology came into its own.

The Safrane's hatchback format comes into its own when large objects need to be transported.

The thesis comes into its own with respect to industrial policy where significant discontinuities in policy can be attributed to the government changing hands.

Viridian and phthalocyanine green come into their own when a particularly transparent mid green is required.

come to life/roar into life/splutter into life etc

commute sth for/into sth

crawl into/out of bed

He was so tired his bones ached; but he crawled out of bed, put on his pants and watch.

cry into your beer

days turned into weeks/months turned into years etc

deteriorate into sth

disappear/vanish into thin air

As happened during and after the first war of independence, the money has disappeared into thin air.

It was almost as if he'd vanished into thin air.

Maybe each and every one of them had vanished into thin air.

The Cheshire cat is an odd character and he causes confusion when he literally disappears into thin air.

The money which has suddenly and mysteriously become available simply vanishes into thin air as Ruggiero Miletti magically reappears.

Victor and his kidnappers had disappeared into thin air.

Yet he seemed to disappear into thin air.

You can tell these mysterious trails were not made yesterday, because of the way they seem to disappear into thin air.

dissolve into/in laughter/tears etc

Francis and Christopher dissolved in laughter, lapped theirs up and declared it very good.

If he mentioned moving out of her parents' house, she dissolved into tears.

Katherine threw herself against Gary and dissolved into tears.

The waiter bowed and retreated, Stephen and Lily dissolved into laughter.

When at last she is alone, her sorrow overwhelms her and she dissolves in tears.

dive into your bag/pocket etc

drag sb kicking and screaming into sth

Mim will have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century.

drag yourself to/into/out of etc sth

I remember when I heard the rounds coming in, I dragged myself out of the hooch.

drink yourself silly/into a stupor/to death etc

enter into an agreement/contract etc

Brunell and the team will enter into contract negotiations next week.

David Holton and Hughes already have entered into an agreement with the local state attorney to settle criminal charges.

How different it might have been if Edelman had proposed that politicians enter into a Contract With Children.

It will be entering into contracts to both buy and sell specific currencies on or between specific dates.

Similarly, business has to enter into agreements.

Traders must consider domestic and foreign exchange control regulations when entering into contracts and seeking settlement.

We have entered into agreements in good faith.

enter into the spirit of it/things

Mercer was entering into the spirit of things, Bambi also but more coolly.

erupt into laughter/shouting etc

excursion into sth

During the meeting, the two leaders made brief excursions into the issue of Asian security.

fade into insignificance

fade/blend into the woodwork

The skipper turned out to be a quiet figure intent on blending into the woodwork .

The guy does know how to blend into the woodwork .

fall into a trap/pitfall

Now he had fallen into a trap which the greenest copper would have avoided.

fall into line

All the Republicans except Elton and Carson fell into line and voted yes.

If you can persuade her, the others will soon fall into line.

If one rotates one of them a little, everything falls into line.

Mr Lamont will order the others to fall into line.

The decision to fall into line was not made for ignoble reasons, but from financial necessity.

fall into line/bring sb into line

fall into place

Gradually the clues started falling into place, and it became clear who the murderer was.

Once the police received this new evidence, things began falling into place.

Things are finally falling into place for the team.

Another piece of the jigsaw had just fallen into place.

But just in time, it fell into place.

Gradually the new global masterplan is falling into place: a series of massive bilateral trade agreements are being struck.

I am like the painter of that mosaic, the small pieces are falling into place and I need your help.

Mechanisms to ensure gender balance in appointed government bodies were also falling into place.

That was our greatest moment together, I think, the moment when our whole future fell into place at last.

The route had by now fallen into place.

Yet it was not until researchers extended the same effort to the oceans that the bigger tectonic picture fell into place.

fall into place

Another piece of the jigsaw had just fallen into place .

But just in time, it fell into place .

I am like the painter of that mosaic, the small pieces are falling into place and I need your help.

Mechanisms to ensure gender balance in appointed government bodies were also falling into place .

That was our greatest moment together, I think, the moment when our whole future fell into place at last.

The route had by now fallen into place .

Yet it was not until researchers extended the same effort to the oceans that the bigger tectonic picture fell into place .

fall into ruin

The 18th century mansion has fallen into ruin .

In 1685 the castle was burnt by the Duke of Argyll and fell into ruin .

Miles of poverty with modern adobe dwellings either being built or falling into ruin .

Unemployment runs at more than 50 %, and most factories have fallen into ruin .

fall into sb's lap

fall into step

Instead he fell into step, and they went on from there.

Once again, Blue falls into step with Black, perhaps even more harmoniously than before.

She walked to the door, trying her hardest to ignore the man who fell into step beside her.

The Clinton administration, after some hesitation, fell into step behind Paris.

The great horse Koulash galloped forward to join the Tsar's horses, and fell into step with them.

The senator fell into step beside me while some of Bonefish's smaller children followed at a safe distance.

They fell into step on the slush-covered path.

fall into step (with sb)

Instead he fell into step , and they went on from there.

Once again, Blue falls into step with Black, perhaps even more harmoniously than before.

She walked to the door, trying her hardest to ignore the man who fell into step beside her.

The Clinton administration, after some hesitation, fell into step behind Paris.

The great horse Koulash galloped forward to join the Tsar's horses, and fell into step with them.

The senator fell into step beside me while some of Bonefish's smaller children followed at a safe distance.

They fell into step on the slush-covered path.

fall into the hands/clutches of sb

Somehow, the plans fell into the hands of an enemy spy.

And for all that, I have fallen into the hands of the Robemaker, he thought angrily.

It must never fall into the clutches of a political party again.

The power to play or not fell into the hands of program director Crocker and his peers around the country.

fall into/avoid the trap of doing sth

But do not fall into the trap of doing something I saw recently.

Don't fall into the trap of comparing your wages and conditions with other volunteers and development workers.

Duffy refuses to fall into the trap of spoon-feeding the material to passive students, which only increases their passivity.

During the 90s Washington fell into the trap of allowing events to dictate the relationship, with increasingly destabilising results.

Journalists can fall into the trap of being hypercritical.

She was not going to fall into the trap of thinking she wanted Vitor as Vitor.

So answer this question truthfully, lest your smart organization fall into the trap of continuing to outsmart itself.

When we tie it to jobs, or to survival needs, we fall into the trap of mechanistic literacy.

fall/get into the wrong hands

A crossed cheque therefore gives some protection against fraud if it falls into the wrong hands.

And images of Kurds on tape could fall into the wrong hands.

But some gun dealers have stopped selling replicas, because they're worried about them falling into the wrong hands.

Cards falling into the wrong hands cost the industry three hundred pounds every minute.

I will never allow Kirsty to fall into the wrong hands.

Pentagon officials say they have already had some success reducing the risk that nuclear materials will fall into the wrong hands.

Voice over Mr Foulkes is seeking Government safeguards to prevent Rayo from falling into the wrong hands.

fling sb in/into prison/jail

After the revolution, opposition leaders were flung into jail.

fling yourself into sth

Mas flung himself into the economic and political life of America.

As they passed Jess, flinging themselves into the Battle, she saw Garty Jenks among them.

Did I fling myself into your arms?

He flung himself into a chair without waiting to be asked.

I flung myself into his chair, the big recliner.

I wanted to fling myself into her arms and cry and let her comfort me, but I did not.

Saying a prayer, she flung herself into her captors' bonfire.

She fought back the sudden urge to run to him, to fling herself into his arms and beg his forgiveness.

Sonia and Helen flung themselves into my arms, to Joe's great astonishment.

fly into a passion

fly into a rage/temper/panic etc

He flew into a rage with him and brained him with his lute.

I flew into a rage and quit.

I was made to feel like a petulant child who has flown into a temper because his favorite toy was removed.

Maclean immediately flew into a rage.

Mary's natural tendency to fly into a temper probably did not increase their chances very much.

Mitch was going to fly into a rage.

The Collector had flown into a rage.

Whenever Stewart showed signs of rejecting that outlook, Joe would fly into a rage.

force your way through/into etc sth

Burglars strike: Intruders forced their way into a house which was being renovated.

He'd schooled himself to ruthlessness, single-mindedly forcing his way through the jungle, hacking at anything in his path.

He has recovered from a nightmare pelvic injury and is now forcing his way into Roker's Wembley plans.

Jezrael could feel stupid tears forcing their way through her control.

Smitty went first, forcing his way through the branches that closed in on the trail.

The thieves have been forcing their way into the homes of elderly people, holding them down while searching for their savings.

Then Huddersfield rallied, and the fiery centre-forward Islip forced his way through to beat the tiring Burnley defenders.

get into the swing of it/things

As the afternoon wears on, Paul Merton gets into the swing of things.

But once you get into the swing of it, the anatomy takes care of itself.

In the evening a fun event will be held to get into the swing of things.

get into the way of doing sth

The women had got into the way of going up on the deck every evening.

get into your stride

By half-past three, when their lessons were normally over, Hugo felt he was getting into his stride .

If this book has a significant weakness, it is simply that it takes three chapters to get into its stride .

In some peculiar way he seemed to be getting into his stride .

Just as the teacher was getting into her stride , the whole school was plunged into darkness.

The first speaker was getting into his stride .

The work had scarcely got into its stride before it was interrupted by the outbreak of the Wars of Independence.

They were just getting into their stride when they received an invitation from Lila to come to her place.

get stuck in/get stuck into sth

get your claws into sb

get your teeth into sth

But meanwhile, her new role as fashion supremo is something she can really get her teeth into.

Once the gila monster gets its teeth into its prey it will not let go.

That O'Neill man isn't going to let up now he's got his teeth into it.

We were both the sort of people who just can't let go once they have got their teeth into something.

get/enter into the spirit (of sth)

The children are making decorations to get into the spirit of the season.

A good collie enters into the spirit of the hunt, up to a point.

Flagellation and other exotic practices formed part of its creed and Rasputin entered into the spirit of these with enthusiasm.

He tried hard to get into the spirit of the thing.

It all began about 15 years ago when Pat Jackson got into the spirit and decided to decorate her house.

Knowing who was servant and who mistress, I entered into the spirit of the farce.

Meanwhile, the audience gets into the spirit of the occasion, courtesy of comedian, Bobby Bragg from Banbury.

Mercer was entering into the spirit of things, Bambi also but more coolly.

Thomas himself got into the spirit .

get/go into a huddle

As each question is asked each team goes into a huddle and then writes down its answer.

As with the highly misleading phrase Stavrogin's Confession, critics and commentators behave as if they had got into a huddle .

The meeting was chaotic, but at the end Mr Williams went into a huddle with a group of hauliers.

They had gone into a huddle , obviously discussing their captives.

give sb ideas/put ideas into sb's head

go forward to/into

Finally she left her seat and went forward to accept the Lord, leaving her Bible on the seat.

Lily went forward to the wings and looked at the set.

Quietly she went forward to the edge of the trees.

Rex must have gone forward to deal with the foresail.

Smiling shyly, she went forward to meet them.

Trent gathered it and wrapped it with ties to the boom before going forward to raise the storm jib.

When, later in the service, she went forward to accept the Lord, what did she think she was accepting?

go into overdrive/be in overdrive

go into reverse/put sth into reverse

go up in flames/burst into flames

heave in sight/into view

in/into a (flat) spin

After decent dousing on Splash Mountain, need to go into spin cycle to dry off.

At four hundred feet he hadn't enough altitude from which he could recover if he went into a spin .

But Yoyo, just frozen in a spin , happens to look up and see him.

EuroDisney, ahead of Thursday's figures, was in a spin .

Incidentally, if an aircraft is very difficult to get into a spin , it also may be very difficult to recover.

The tundras will drag you into a spin .

in/into a tailspin

Raising interest rates could send the economy into a tailspin .

But I don't go into a tailspin over it.

Its shares went into a tailspin .

Lenny's career went into a tailspin when he decided personality mattered more than material.

The economy went into a tailspin .

in/into mothballs

And the plants that Thorn-EMI set up to press the discs will remain in mothballs .

Carl Lewis' countenance was virtually put into mothballs .

The £5,500 creation is currently in mothballs in a warehouse in downtown Los Angeles.

They had been salted away in mothballs and smelt of naphthalene.

in/into/out of the reckoning

in/into/out of trouble

After she calmed down she reminded me of our bargain, and of how she had stayed out of trouble all year.

Getting you out of trouble again.

Our assumption that we can build our way out of trouble is another.

She had decided at an early age that the best way to stay out of trouble was to stay out of sight.

The loyalty program he established in 1947 was the first step toward making them value caution and keeping out of trouble .

The parole system has been making efforts to keep former convicts out of trouble .

You need a captain along to keep you out of trouble .

into the bargain

And what monkeys we make of ourselves, into the bargain .

Bad, and now mad into the bargain .

Bishop Aethelric, he had heard, was accounted able even in Peterborough, and ruthless into the bargain .

But to love him into the bargain ?

Hard work, ample food and a neat change of clothes into the bargain .

He would disgrace the family name and be destroyed into the bargain .

Only Jacob's actions are far worse than Ham's, and coldly calculated into the bargain .

This increases their own biological chances and gives them a free meal into the bargain .

kick sth into touch

He would always kick it back into play whereas Lukic, more often than not, would kick it into touch.

When a penalty is kicked directly into touch the same team will have the throw-in.

knock some sense into sb/into sb's head

Maybe getting arrested will knock some sense into him.

knock/beat sb/sth into a cocked hat

Cavalli had no difficulty knocking the work of other composers into a cocked hat.

knock/lick/get sb/sth into shape

A lot of similar stories, people just wanting to get back into shape , get their games together.

And backs off quick, before the long-suffering pimp shows up, and knocks the girl into shape with his jewelled fists.

His replacement, former sales manager Nils Sontag, never had enough time to lick the company into shape .

Lionesses lick their cubs into shape and life.

Nevertheless an heroic effort is being made to lick Expo into shape before Easter Monday.

The first two hours knock us into shape , however, as we battle with the boulder-strewn approach to Condoriri.

With the BaByliss BodyToner Plus you can treat yourself to wonderful massages and get back into shape at the same time.

lapse into unconsciousness/silence/sleep etc

But ultimately, words fail them and they lapse into silence.

I would talk and laugh with my companions but withdraw, lapsing into silence, when I was offered any food.

Soon after that she would lapse into sleep, then unconsciousness, then a state of deep coma.

Without my prompting, Jack often lapsed into silence.

look/stare/gaze into space

He was just gazing into space .

In his study, Bernard Quex stared into space , pen motionless over his notepad.

Mrs Frizzell gazed into space and Mrs Murphy smoothed back errant curls from her damp forehead.

Mrs James caught me staring into space twice even though the girl sitting next to me had nudged me in time.

My companion remained oblivious to the sights, staring into space and frowning.

Rachel screamed and woke up, drenched with sweat, shaking, staring into space .

Sometimes the door was ajar and I would see her sitting absolutely still, staring into space , not reading at all.

Usually, after a performance I come home and stare into space .

make inroads into/on sth

In the first, the discursive, the secondary process makes inroads into the primary process.

Meanwhile, the big construction companies are trying to grow by making inroads into turf traditionally held by medium-size builders.

Rodrigo and Motamid rapidly began to make inroads into the border territory separating the Caliphates of Saragossa and Lerida.

The focus of interest here is the extent to which the building societies are likely to make inroads into traditional banking business.

With Obote making inroads into its power, Buganda attempts to secede.

With six shoes under £37, Diadora is likely to make inroads into the budget end of the market.

make/turn sth into an art form

Ronald Reagan turned it into an art form.

To avoid simultaneous borrowing and depositing you should monitor how accurate your forecasting is, without turning this into an art form.

marry (into) money

It was obvious to everybody in Rome that he had to marry money .

melt into sb's arms/embrace

Would they melt into each other's arms?

move/get into top gear

Accelerate smartly so that you can get into top gear as quickly as possible.

It was ready to move into top gear at very short notice.

Meanwhile Pistol Packer was getting into top gear on the stands side, and Caro and Arlequino were not done with.

muscle your way into/through etc sth

But other alleged triad leaders used violence to muscle their way into the business, according to the police.

Guliaggi and Norrejo are muscling their way through the mob.

not come into it

And material riches do not come into it.

Besides, shagging had not come into it.

His position did not come into it.

Logic does not come into it at all.

out of the frying pan and into the fire

pale into insignificance

Our difficulties pale into insignificance when compared to the problems of the homeless.

There are still some problems, but they pale into insignificance when compared to the difficulties facing Russia.

But all of this pales into insignificance compared with one major advantage.

However, definitional factors pale into insignificance when compared with recent changes in household size.

Such faults pale into insignificance against performances of such magnitude as these.

This can also happen if a pain is very severe and strong such that it makes all the other symptoms pale into insignificance.

play into sb's hands

And what good you, you silly fool, playing into my hands like this?

It plays into the hands of the opposition.

It would be playing into his hands to react to his deliberate teasing.

Such action, I believed - and still believe - would have played into the hands of my enemies.

This, the futures industry frets, would play into the hands of Rep.

We should be careful not to play into the hands of murderers.

Whatever he did would play into the hands of Isambard, whose traps were always dual, and could not be evaded.

plug (sth) into sth

poke your nose into sth

Or maybe they resented a stranger poking his nose into their affairs?

pop into your head/mind

A line from an old drinking song popped into his head.

And Arnie was the first lie that popped into her head.

Funny, the sort of things which popped into your head.

List these assets and liabilities at random as they pop into your mind or as they are suggested to you by others.

Whenever the question of whether or not she needed him popped into her head, Constance conveniently ducked it.

press sb/sth into service

Cut it down, dye it red and press it into service for that next dinner dance?

Eric, at the time a budding saxophonist, press ganged Melanie into service as a singer in his band Adventure.

It presses new mutations into service as they arise and is just as ready to make do with what is already around.

The penguin presses the pants into service for a dastardly diamond heist.

press-gang sb into doing sth

pump bullets into sb/sth

pump money into sth

However, measures to save the airline failed when Delta Air Lines refused to pump money into the ailing carrier.

Though the Fed pumped money into the banks, the money supply seemed not to budge much.

put sth into action/effect/practice

Forest managers have been slow to put the plan into practice.

But he came gradually to see its viability and to contemplate ways of putting it into practice.

But there is a long way to go before he establishes a stable government that can put these qualities into action.

Charles, however, was determined to use the farm at Highgrove as a model to put his ideas into practice.

Guide us to recognise how great are your resources, and inspire us to put your plans into action.

If so, he was about to have an opportunity to put it into practice.

It's time to put his theories into practice and find out the reality.

The next stage is to implement it or put it into action.

The next step is to put them into practice.

put sth into practice

A lot of these modern theories about teaching sound really good until you actually try and put them into practice .

New safety guidelines for factory workers will be put into practice next month.

The office has been slow to put the new proposals into practice .

But he came gradually to see its viability and to contemplate ways of putting it into practice .

Jeremy Taylor is some one who can afford to put his principles into practice .

Last week appeared to be the point at which he put the promise into practice .

Let's hope some of our little fire raisers don't manage to get there and put the ad into practice .

Make a habit of putting your AH-HAs into practice as soon as possible alter reading them.

The next step is to put them into practice .

Trials Lack of resources to put your visions into practice .

While the federal policy shift began a decade ago, forest managers have been slow to put it into practice .

put the fear of God into sb

The IRS tries to put the fear of God into people who don't pay enough tax.

put words into sb's mouth

I didn't mean that at all -- you're just putting words into my mouth!

Stop putting words into my mouth - I never said I disliked the job.

You're putting words into her mouth. You don't know what she thinks.

Stop trying to put words into my mouth.

put your back into it

Come on, John. Stop messing around and put your back into it!

I really put my back into it, you know?

put your feelings/thoughts etc into words

However; they had done little to develop emotional ideas and emotional thinking, to help Kyle put his feelings into words .

put/bring sth into effect

The council will need more money to put the regulations into effect .

He was the first football manager to appreciate the importance of such harmony and to put it into effect .

It had developed contingency plans before the incident and put them into effect when water in the mine began to overflow.

One of them should be chosen and be put rapidly into effect .

So far, 24 of the 35 nations needed to put the treaty into effect have ratified it.

The Hague conference is the last chance to determine how to put the accord into effect .

The possibility of judicial review is constantly in the mind of Ministers and officials when preparing legislation and putting it into effect .

To put these contentions into effect the applicant made two applications in the district court to which the cases had been transferred.

We need to raise at least £50,000 to put our plans into effect .

put/pump/pour money into sth

Demand for most bonds is high because investors keep putting money into corporate bond funds.

First, it has poured money into Xinjiang.

I too had put money into the hat.

If the possible reward is very high, I would put money into a business that could fail. 4.

In addition, the company has soured some investors by pouring money into headlong expansion at the expense of earnings.

Staff can add credit on to their cards by putting money into card machines in the building.

The people believed, and many of them were putting money into improving their homes, modernizing their small businesses.

This, he says, accounts for developers fighting shy of putting money into the city.

render sth into English/Russian/Chinese etc

resolve (itself) into sth

Given sufficient magnification, of course, all open clusters can be resolved into stars.

In fact, particles and anti-particles resolve into massless energy, but that is far from being nothing.

In practice the question therefore resolves itself into: Has there been enough time for enough successive generations?

It seems to have finally resolved itself into an increased interest in practical deterrence and street-level prevention programmes.

They can be resolved into various oscillations about the equilibrium structure.

With binoculars, few of the globulars can be resolved into stars except at their extreme edges.

retreat into yourself/your shell/fantasy etc

I retreated into my shell, being painfully shy in the first place.

rub salt into the wound

Boro rubbed salt into the wound by scoring with their first genuine scoring attempt.

To rub salt into the wound, they had Michael Mols sent off.

run into hundreds/thousands etc

All the costs of getting a mortgage, moving and setting up home can run into thousands.

And, of course, the cost - that ran into thousands.

Last night, it was feared that the cost of the disaster could run into hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Others take a proportion of the cost of the house and, consequently, the fee can run into thousands.

Potentially the number of claims could run into thousands: the inventory covers only part of the national collections.

The number of deaths could run into hundreds.

There are certainly hundreds of people who could be involved and the number could even run into thousands.

These could run into thousands of pounds is a helicopter is involved.

run into/hit the buffers

rush/plunge headlong into sth

Stockbrokers should prevent their clients from plunging headlong into trouble.

Up went a roar as he plunged headlong into the stew.

sb can't get it into their (thick) skull

shame sb into doing sth

His wife shamed him into handing the money back.

shoulder your way through/into etc

Bringing up the rear, Duke shouldered his way into the kitchen.

But wait, some one is shouldering their way through the crowd.

Erlich shouldered his way through the crowd and went after her.

He was curious and, shouldering his way through the crowd, made his way to St Mary Le Bow.

I went in there, shouldered my way through the crowd.

Nicolo shouldered his way through the crowd towards the Princess.

Some surprise managed to shoulder its way into Jenner's turgid writing.

They looked as though they could shoulder their way through solid rock and beat up a regiment of trolls into the bargain.

shovel sth into/onto sth

sign a bill/legislation/agreement into law

spring into action

Bellas and her crew sprang into action.

Faced with such an unprecedented threat, Church leaders sprang into action.

He sprang into action when wife Ann, 26, suddenly went into labour in the middle of the night.

Ten-mile tailbacks blocked roads as bargain hunters sprang into action after three days at home.

The brave granny sprang into action when she heard Kathleen Wallace scream.

The six kids who have organized this trip spring into action.

When a black freshman is threatened with racist graffiti, she is the first to spring into action.

You know, lulling you to sleep before springing into action.

spring into existence/being

Finally new businesses do not spring into existence simply because taxes are reduced in a given area.

Here, a fast, sparkling fresh stream springs into existence, fords a lane and runs parallel to a wooden pathway.

It may be possible to think of a universe springing into existence out of nothing at all.

Louis, have sprung into being.

The nurse's soft, slightly damp touch faded and darkness sprang into being inside Chesarynth's head.

step into the breach

At the eleventh hour, Halifax has stepped into the breach .

Mixed, she said, because it had given the theatre the opportunity to invite P.L. O'Hara to step into the breach .

Pawelski would like to step into the breach .

So Mrs Thatcher, demonstrating hitherto unsuspected social graces, decided to step into the breach herself.

Who will step into the breach ?

You are very brave to step into the breach .

step into/fill sb's shoes

She stepped into her shoes , grabbed her clothes, and ran that way.

stick/poke your nose into sth

No one wants the government sticking its nose into the personal business of citizens.

Or maybe they resented a stranger poking his nose into their affairs?

stick/put etc the knife in/into someone

strike terror/fear into sb's heart

Believe me, all those cannon, mortars and volley guns should strike fear into the heart of the enemy.

Every crisis would strike terror into the hearts of people everywhere.

Nothing here to strike fear into the hearts of the people.

The Slav opposition collapsed almost immediately, as if the very name of Charles had struck terror into their hearts.

The very physical description of the Huns proved sufficient in and of itself to strike terror into the hearts of their enemies.

swing into action

All this would have rotted away had the rescue operation not swung into action.

The doctor examined her, found a faint pulse, and immediately swung into action to resuscitate the patient.

The first battalion of boffins will swing into action this August.

The moment the shooting was reported, they swung into action.

The nights really begin to swing into action with regular party nights in the bar.

Throughout the region voluntary agencies like the Red Cross are swinging into action.

When he swings into action on the water, Kerton is one of the fastest men afloat.

Whenever the laws of any state are broken, a duly authorized organization swings into action.

take effect/come into effect

take matters into your own hands

The city council took matters into its own hands and set a date for the meeting.

As a result, some countries have taken matters into their own hands.

Finally the women of Buntong Tiga can stand it no longer - they take matters into their own hands.

She then took matters into her own hands.

She was more than capable of taking matters into her own hands.

So why not take matters into our own hands?

The last thing leaders want is Tutsi who survived the genocide taking matters into their own hands.

When the psycho is caught, then let go on a technicality, Mom takes matters into her own hands.

take sb into your confidence

At first she thought she might take Leo into her confidence .

Disclosing information Give others nuggets of information about yourself and take them into your confidence .

Draw the children to you; take them into your confidence .

He is for ever telling us what he will do and why, for ever taking us into his confidence .

I want to take you into my confidence .

Not that she had made up her mind about taking Bridget into her confidence - she would leave that decision until later.

One of the best ways of doing this is to take children into our confidence .

Use you, yes, but take you into his confidence ?

take sth into consideration

Even when other factors were taken into consideration , shorter men had a higher risk of heart attacks.

A large part of my life has been spent taking you into consideration .

Engineers looking at flood defences and modelling catchments, sewer systems and watercourses, have to take many factors into consideration .

League tables that do not take that correlation into consideration distort reality and are inaccurate.

Many nations began pursuing measures that took this discrepancy into consideration .

Mortality does not, however, take lifetime risk into consideration .

That way you hear other people's views and can prepare argument and reason which take them into consideration .

They had enough information to take the archeology into consideration .

We therefore took this data into consideration when calculating the superhelical densities of the different plasmid preparations.

take the law into your own hands

Citizens should not be expected to take the law into their own hands.

talk (some) sense into sb

Someone needs to talk sense into Rob before he gets hurt.

Afterwards, George asked me to come down and see if I could talk some sense into you.

At least it gave him time to try and talk some sense into her.

He had already tried to talk sense into Jotan, and had got nowhere.

Maybe the squabbling sparrows on the next balcony would talk some sense into her before it was too late.

She fervently hoped that Father McCormack would be able to talk some sense into her son.

Take this, and try to talk some sense into your dad if you can.

talk/buy etc your way into/past etc sth/sb

Each receives some kind of government stipend, and Harry talks his way into a computer job while Kate does laundry.

Forbes' rivals have accused him of buying his way into the race.

Now nationalised and backed by government money, the firm may buy its way into video technology and markets.

The adventurers could fight, but it would be safer to try and talk their way past.

The family - without plane tickets and passports - had to talk their way past airport officials on their homeward journey.

They bought their way into the landed aristocracy.

You should be able to buy your way into any Mystery you choose with that.

tears spring to/into sb's eyes

Joy went crimson and tears sprang into her eyes.

With that avowal, tears sprang to her eyes, leaving Farini nonplussed.

thread your way through/into sth etc

Even as I write this, the shared facts of our lives continue to thread their way through our flesh.

He threads his way through narrow alleys where the sun never penetrates.

I watched her thread her way through the crowd, toward the elevator.

Judges have a hard time trying to thread their way through the labyrinthine case law.

Rather, the guitar and drum set seem like obbligato instruments, threading their way through the varied and highly imaginative texture.

The door was held open for him, and he threaded his way through all the backstage equipment.

This time she threaded her way through the high peaks of the Rockies without incident.

We thread our way through the cemetery, misquoting or humming quietly and almost comforted.

throw sb in/into prison/jail

Diem threw them all into jail.

Gabriel had broken his apprentice's bond and no one had hanged him or flogged him or thrown him into prison.

Her father threw her into prison for her treachery to him.

Leyland fired one off the bar, and the police threw him in jail overnight.

She had heard the cops on Plenty didn't even bother throwing you in jail.

She was going to hit him, even if they threw her in jail again.

They throw a baby into prison.

What is more, if people resort to blackmail and other threats, why not throw them into jail?

throw sb/sth into confusion/chaos/disarray etc

Advancing on a narrow front, the bristling schiltrons threw their opponents into confusion on such unfamiliar, unstable ground.

But a Cup replay would throw those plans into disarray.

He briefly dissolved Congress in 1992 to successfully fight two guerrilla insurgencies that had thrown the country into chaos.

However, the death of Vial shortly afterwards threw everything into confusion.

Instead, it was going directly across their path, which threw them into confusion.

It was their starting-point that was often illogical or arbitrary and threw the listener into confusion.

Now the ruling, which could open the way for new prosecutions, has thrown the issue into chaos.

Since the middle of the 1870s a world monetary depression had thrown trade into confusion.

throw sth into high relief

throw yourself at/on/into/down etc

At this stage, the urge to do something was unfocused, but it was extraordinary how people threw themselves into it.

Grief-stricken, he threw himself on her..

He kicked it in, threw himself on the floor and rolled under the bed.

I threw myself down on the bed and sobbed bitterly.

I threw myself into organising the funeral, picking out the music I wanted played.

Like Billy McFadzean who in 1916 threw himself on two bombs to save his comrades in the trenches of the Somme.

They threw themselves down on the street or took shelter behind cars and in doorways.

You put him in a situation where women are throwing themselves at him.

throw yourself into sth

Since her husband died, she's thrown herself into her work.

He must throw himself into his work, forget her.

He tried for years without success until finally, in utter despair, he threw himself into the kiln.

Luckily, the boys heard the scuffle and ran out to throw themselves into the fray.

Margarett threw herself into the trip.

Mary was so chagrined that she threw herself into a life of promiscuity.

She took the report, went out into the department and threw herself into her work with tight-lipped determination.

This caused such a stir that Harrison threw himself into the cause of medical reform.

To keep things together, he threw himself into his work.

throw/toss your hat into the ring

turn/beat swords into ploughshares

turn/beat swords into ploughshares

vote sb into/out of power/office/parliament etc

Four of the five who voted him out of office either refused to discuss the removal or did not return phone calls.

whale into/on sb/sth

what's got into sb?

work yourself into a frenzy/panic/state etc

A 16-year-old girl works herself into a frenzy of grief for a friend killed by right-wing vigilantes.

I could see at once he was working himself into a panic about it all.

I knew I was working myself into a state, but I kept on staring at the picture of the dead girl.

It was silly to work himself into a state like this.

Make sure that the horse stays calm and does not work himself into a frenzy.

You're working yourself into a state.

work/drive/run yourself into the ground

But don't drive yourself into the ground .

I've already explained to you how I've worked myself into the ground setting up the interview.

I tried working myself into the ground , but I could be totally exhausted and still remember.

Mitchell and White ran themselves into the ground and Nicky Summerbee tried everything he could to get a goal.

They ran themselves into the ground , ran Chesterfield off the pitch, but they couldn't get another goal.

worm (your way) into/through etc sth

But you can bring worms into your house, too, and make your kitchen scraps disappear.

Clive felt delicate feelers worming through his mind, draining his pain, his fear.

Jess wormed through the crush, at last emerging into daylight.

Or perhaps you've an idea that you might worm your way into my affections, is that it?

worm your way into sb's affections/heart/confidence etc

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Don't get into any trouble.

Edwards is charged with trying to smuggle 20 kg of cannabis into the country.

Ellen is going into fifth grade next year.

Jane went into the living-room and sat down on the sofa.

Jeff went into the living room.

Maggie bumped into the dessert cart and knocked it over.

Pour half a pint of milk into a small pan and warm it gently.

Rachel jumped into her car and sped off in the direction of the hospital.

Roll the cookie dough into balls.

Six goes into thirty five times.

The child had fallen into the water.

The other car just backed into me.

They decided to go into business together.

We talked into the night.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.