Meaning of “look into sth” in the English Dictionary

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"look into sth" in British English

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look into sth

phrasal verb with look uk /lʊk/ us /lʊk/ verb

B2 to examine the facts about a problem or situation:

We're looking into the possibility of merging the two departments.

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  • We're looking into buying a new computer.
  • He looked into hiring another secretary, but it would have been too expensive.
  • When we looked into buying a car, we decided it was better to hire one occasionally.
  • If you really look into it, you'll probably find it's not such a good deal.
  • We're looking into the possibility of getting to New York for her wedding.

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

"look into sth" in Business English

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look into sth

phrasal verb with look uk /lʊk/ us verb [ I ]

to examine the facts about a problem or situation:

We're looking into the possibility of merging the two departments.

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