go into

go into
1. to come or go into (Freq. 39)

the boat entered an area of shallow marshes

Syn: ↑enter, ↑come in, ↑get into, ↑get in, ↑go in, ↑move into
Ant: ↑exit (for: ↑enter)
See Also: ↑move in (for: ↑move into), ↑enter upon (for: ↑enter)
Derivationally related forms: ↑entree (for: ↑enter), ↑entrant (for: ↑enter), ↑entrance (for: ↑enter), ↑entry (for: ↑enter), ↑entering (for: ↑enter)
Verb Frames:

Something ——s


Somebody ——s


Somebody ——s something


Something ——s something

2. be used or required for (Freq. 3)

A lot of energy went into the organization of this banquet

Verb Frames:

Something ——s something

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When you enter a building or room, you usually say that you go into it or go in.

One day I went into the church.

She took him into a small room, switching on the light as she went in.

'get into'
However, you say that you get into a car or get in.

I saw him get into a cab.

I walked to the van, got in and drove away.

You also say that you get into a lift, a small boat, or a small plane.
'get on' and 'board'
When you enter a bus, train, large plane, or ship, you say that you get on it or board it.

George got on the bus with us.

Griffiths took a taxi to the Town station and boarded a train there.

Decker boarded another ship, the Panama.

You can also say that someone embarks on a ship.

She had embarked on the S.S. Gordon Castle at Tilbury.

You never say that someone `goes into' any kind of vehicle.
entering with difficulty
If you enter a building or room with difficulty, you say that you get into it or get in.

We tried to get into the dormitory unnoticed.

It cost three pounds to get in.


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1) take up in study or as an occupation

he went into bankruptcy law

2) investigate or inquire into (something)

there's no need to go into it now

3) (of a whole number) be capable of dividing another, typically without a remainder

six will go into eighteen, but not into five

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go into [phrasal verb]
go into (something)
1 a : to start to be in (a different state or condition)

After she lost her job she went into a deep depression. [=she became very depressed]

The criminal has gone into hiding. [=the criminal is hiding]

After losing the election, she went into seclusion.

— see also go into effect at effect, 1
1 b : to start to move in (a different and usually bad way)

The car went into a skid. [=the car began to skid]

The plane went into a tailspin.

2 : to start to do (something) as a job or career

He wants to go into the priesthood. [=he wants to become a priest]

Their daughter is planning to go into medicine. [=to be a doctor; to get a job in the medical field]

Both his sons have gone into the army. [=joined the army]

His dream is to go into business for himself. [=to start his own business]

3 a : to talk about (something)

I'll try to tell the story without going into too many details. = I'll try not to go into too much detail.

: to talk about the details of (something)

Having gone into the causes of the French Revolution, the book then discusses its effects.

“I've had a long day.” “What happened?” “I'll tell you later. I don't feel like going into it right now.”

3 b : to try to get information about (something)
— usually used as (be) gone into

A problem like that should really be gone into [=looked into] carefully.

4 : to be used for (something)

Lots of time, energy, and money have gone into (completing) the project.

— used to say how many times a number can be multiplied to produce a larger number

6 goes into 18 three times. [=18 divided by 6 equals 3]

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