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go into sth

phrasal verb with go
 
 
/ɡəʊ/ verb [I] ( present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)
START to start to do a particular type of work: What made you decide to go into politics?Jobs, careers and professionsWorking
DESCRIBE to describe, discuss, or examine something in a detailed way: She didn't go into any detail about the job.Elaborating, specifying and simplifying
BE USED If an amount of time, money, or effort goes into a product or activity, it is used or spent creating that product or doing that activity: A lot of effort has gone into producing this play.Using and misusing
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