go in


went in; gone in; going in; goes in

intransitive verb

: to make an approach (as in attacking)
: to take part in a game or contest
: to call the opening bet in poker : stay
of a celestial body : to become obscured by a cloud
: to form a union or alliance : join
often used with with
asked us to go in with them
go in for
: to give support to : advocate
: to have or show an interest in or a liking for
: to engage in : take part in

Examples of go in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The team’s inability to get anything at all going in the rushing game put way too much pressure on quarterback Baker Mayfield, which in turn stressed the Tampa Bay offense beyond repair. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, 23 Feb. 2024 The rest will go in an urn, and, Brock said, with her into her grave when her time comes. Jon Schuppe, NBC News, 22 Feb. 2024 Shoes go in the shoe pocket on the side and there are lots of other pockets to store smaller items like socks, headphones, or tablets. Michelle Duncan, Rolling Stone, 21 Feb. 2024 As a result, Israel, with Egyptian assistance, controlled everything that went in or out of Gaza—food, building supplies, medicine, people. Marc Lynch, Foreign Affairs, 20 Feb. 2024 Meyer is full go in spring training but is going to be on an innings limit in 2024. Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald, 19 Feb. 2024 Symbolized by two fish going in opposite directions, Pisces are often intuitive, romantic and but can also be reclusive beings. Andrea Wurzburger, Peoplemag, 18 Feb. 2024 The banking platform released a report that takes a closer look at how far lower six figure salaries go in different places across the country when factoring in living costs, and in some states, the amount falls flat. Jasmine Browley, Essence, 18 Feb. 2024 Notable: The defending champion Wildcats look to be the favorite going in, qualifying 11 for the Masters. Kevin J. Farmer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1812, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of go in was in 1812

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“Go in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20in. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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