In"to(?), prep. [In + to.] To the inside of; within. It is used in a variety of applications.
1. Expressing entrance, or a passing from the outside of a thing to its interior parts; -- following verbs expressing motion; as, come
into the house; go
into the church; one stream falls or runs
into another; water enters
into the fine vessels of plants.
2. Expressing penetration beyond the outside or surface, or access to the inside, or contents; as, to look
into a letter or book; to look
into an apartment.
3. Indicating insertion; as, to infuse more spirit or animation
into a composition.
4. Denoting inclusion; as, put these ideas
into other words.
5. Indicating the passing of a thing from one form, condition, or state to another; as, compound substances may be resolved
into others which are more simple; ice is convertible
into water, and water
into vapor; men are more easily drawn than forced
into compliance; we may reduce many distinct substances
into one mass; men are led by evidence
into belief of truth, and are often enticed
into the commission of crimes; she burst
into tears; children are sometimes frightened
into fits; all persons are liable to be seduced
into error and folly.
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