Odd Language #215: Walk Into

I was recently solving a crossword puzzle, and one of the clues was very odd to me: “Walk into” (five letters). I could not figure it out until I had some crossing words worked out. Suddenly, I realised that I had been using the wrong sense of “Walk into”.

The issue: The word was “enter” as in walking into a store. I had been thinking of “walk into” as in walking into a wall or other obstacle. Unlike a store, you are not really in the wall after you walk into it, but “walk into” is the expression for both.

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