Meaning of “go into sth” in the English Dictionary

"go into sth" in British English

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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 particular type of work:

My son's planning to go into journalism.
She's decided to go into business as a freelance computer programmer.

to start an activity, or start to be in a particular state 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 current recession?
Repeated death threats have forced them to go into hiding.
Her baby was born three hours after she went into labour.
Some of the fans seemed to go into a trance when she appeared on stage.

More examples

  • I'm glad she's going into medicine. It's a very worthy calling.
  • First she goes into a deep trance and then the spirit voices start to speak through her.
  • He's always wanted to go into teaching.
  • He goes into a fit of rage over the smallest mistake.
  • She went into a coma and died without recovering consciousness.

(DISCUSS)

C2 to discuss, examine, describe, or explain something in a detailed or careful way:

This is the first book to go into her personal life 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 accident happened.

More examples

  • I won't go into detail over the phone, but I've been having a few health problems recently.
  • Without going into all the details of the case, it's impossible to comment.
  • The article didn't really go into the background of the events.
  • The star's agent had distributed a list of topics that the singer was not prepared to go into.
  • Although he mentions his childhood in the book, he never goes into it in much detail.

(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 considerable amount of time and effort has gone into this exhibition.

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  • A lot of thought went into the layout of the office.
  • A huge amount of money has gone into this project.
  • More of her time will need to go into the business if it is to be successful.
  • All of his energy has been going into organizing the conference. No wonder he's tired.
  • Most of his spare time goes into home improvement.

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

"go into sth" in Business English

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go into sth

phrasal verb with go uk /ɡəʊ/ us 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 freelance computer programmer.

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 marketing campaign.

(Definition of “go into sth” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)