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go into sth

phrasal verb with go uk   /ɡəʊ/  us   /ɡoʊ/ verb (present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)
  • (START)

C1 to ​start doing a ​particulartype of ​work: My son's ​planning to go into ​journalism. She's ​decided to go into ​business as a ​freelancecomputerprogrammer. to ​start an ​activity, or ​start to be in a ​particularstate or ​condition: The ​drug is still being ​tested and will not go into ​commercial production for at least two ​years. How many ​companies have gone into liquidation/​receivership during the ​currentrecession? Repeated ​deaththreats have ​forced them to go into hiding. Her ​baby was ​born three ​hours after she went into labour. Some of the ​fansseemed to go into a ​trance when she ​appeared on ​stage.

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  • (DISCUSS)

C2 to ​discuss, ​examine, ​describe, or ​explain something in a ​detailed or ​careful way: This is the first ​book to go into her ​personallife as well as her ​work. I'd ​rather not go into that now. Can we ​discuss it ​later? I'm ​unable to go into detail(s) at this ​stage because I still have very little ​information about how the ​accidenthappened.

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  • (BE USED)

C1 mainly UK If ​time, ​money, or ​effort goes into a ​product or ​activity, it is used when ​producing or doing it: A ​considerableamount of ​time and ​effort has gone into this ​exhibition.

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(Definition of go into sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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go into sth

phrasal verb with go uk   us   /ɡəʊ/ verb (going, went, gone)
to ​start doing a particular ​type of ​work: My son's ​planning to go into ​journalism. She's decided to go into ​business as a ​freelancecomputerprogrammer.
to discuss, ​examine, or explain something in a detailed or careful way: The ​company has gone into detail about the ​prospects for each ​division.
if ​time, money,la or ​effort goes into a ​product or ​activity, it is used when ​producing or doing it: A considerable ​amount of ​time and ​effort has gone into this ​marketingcampaign.
(Definition of go into sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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