Definition of go into in English:

go into

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phrasal verb

  • 1go into somethingTake up a subject in study or as an occupation.

    ‘he went into bankruptcy law’
    • ‘This trial was what made me go into medical and law studies, and apparently this has been used against me.’
    • ‘She studied everything else before going into journalism.’
    • ‘Kreutler and her late husband, Uli, arrived in 1979, and chose to go into farming, an occupation that might seem ordinary enough in rural Ireland.’
    • ‘You will have luck in any occupation that you go into.’
    • ‘Women were encouraged to go into occupations once monopolized by men.’
    • ‘The son of a grocery store owner in southern Sweden, Petersson studied economics and then went into selling financial products.’
    • ‘We all went into English studies because we had a deep and abiding love of language - of its cadences, its power, its beauty.’
    • ‘Officer and enlisted personnel who do not remain on active duty for a full career may choose to go into a civilian occupation and remain in the reserves.’
    • ‘‘Eventually, I would perhaps like to study more and go into physiotherapy or sports massage,’ she adds.’
    • ‘She'd chosen to go into nursing, and study at the university where Ty was.’
  • 2go into somethingStart discussing a subject extensively.

    • ‘I don't want to go into it; it's Pat's story to tell’
  • 3go into somethingInvestigate or inquire into something.

    ‘there's no need to go into it now’
    • ‘But the judge was well aware of this point and these issues, as is demonstrated by the lengthy investigation that she went into with Mr Wallis and Mr Jarrold.’
    • ‘To understand why India enjoys such impunity, we need to go into the history of the commission set up in 1946.’
    investigate, examine, inquire into, look into, research, study, probe, explore, delve into, try to get to the bottom of
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  • 4go into something(of a whole number) be capable of dividing another, typically without a remainder.

    • ‘six will go into eighteen, but not into five’