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To begin your search, go to the alphabetical index below and click on the first letter of the word you are searching for.

look into

Look into may be used literally, with the meaning “observe the interior of something.”

  • Morgan looked into the box and picked out a tiny calico kitten.

It may also be used in a figurative sense, with the meaning “investigate or examine something.”

  • I looked into the problem of employee lateness and found that the bus service is largely to blame.