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Definition of go into phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


go into

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    go into something

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  1. 1(of a vehicle) to hit something violently The car skidded and went into a tree.
  2. 2(of a vehicle or driver) to start moving in a particular way The plane went into a nosedive.
  3. 3to join an organization, especially in order to have a career in it to go into the Army/the priesthood to go into teaching/medicine/politics
  4. 4to begin to do something or behave in a particular way He went into a long explanation of the affair.
  5. 5to examine something carefully We need to go into the question of costs.
  6. 6(of money, time, effort, etc.) to be spent on something or used to do something More government money needs to go into the project. Years of work went into researching the book.
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