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see into

verb (intr, preposition)
  1. to examine or investigate
  2. to discover the true nature ofI can't see into your thoughts
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Idioms and Phrases with see into

see into

1

Investigate; see look into.

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2

Understand the true character or nature of, as in Mother could see into Mary very well and knew exactly what she was up to. Shakespeare used this idiom in 2 Henry VI (3:1): “Well hath your Highness seen into this duke.”

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