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go into

Definition of go into

  1. 1 :  to go inside (a building or place) <I haven't gone into the store—I've just looked in the windows.>

  2. 2 :  to start to be in (a different state or condition) <After she lost her job she went into a deep depression.> <The criminal has gone into hiding.> <After losing the election, she went into seclusion.>

  3. 3 :  to start to move in (a different and usually bad way) <The car went into a skid.> <The plane went into a tailspin.>

  4. 4 :  to start to do (something) as a job or career <Both his sons have gone into the army.> <Their daughter is planning to go into medicine.> <His dream is to go into business for himself.>

  5. 5 :  to talk about (something) often in depth <I'll try to tell the story without going into too many details.> <Having gone into the causes of the French Revolution, the book then discusses its effects.> <I'll tell you what happened later. I don't feel like going into it right now.>

  6. 6 :  to try to get information about (something) —usually used as (be) gone into <A problem like that should really be gone into carefully.>

  7. 7 :  to be used for (something) <Lots of time, energy, and money have gone into (completing) the project.>

  8. 8 mathematics —used to say how many times a number can be multiplied to produce a larger number <6 goes into 18 three times.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to move on a course :  proceed — compare stop

    :  to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied :  leave, depart

    :  to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure

  1. :  the act or manner of going

    :  the height of fashion :  rage

    :  an often unexpected turn of affairs :  occurrence

  1. :  functioning properly :  being in good and ready condition

  1. :  a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board



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