Idioms

Origin of go

1
before 900; Middle English gon, Old English gān; cognate with Old High German gēn, German gehen
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British Dictionary definitions for go into (1 of 4)

go into


verb (intr, preposition)

British Dictionary definitions for go into (2 of 4)

GO

/ military /

abbreviation for

general order

British Dictionary definitions for go into (3 of 4)

go

1
/ (ɡəʊ) /

verb goes, going, went or gone (mainly intr)

noun plural goes

adjective

(postpositive) informal functioning properly and ready for action: esp used in astronauticsall systems are go

Word Origin for go

Old English gān; related to Old High German gēn, Greek kikhanein to reach, Sanskrit jahāti he forsakes

British Dictionary definitions for go into (4 of 4)

go

2

I-go

/ (ɡəʊ) /

noun

a game for two players in which stones are placed on a board marked with a grid, the object being to capture territory on the board

Word Origin for go

from Japanese
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Idioms and Phrases with go into

go into


1

Enter somewhere or something; also fit inside something. For example, Don't go into this building, or The tractor is too big to go into the shed. [c. a.d. 1000]

2

Enter a particular state or condition, as in She's about to go into hysterics, or I'm afraid he went into a coma. [Second half of 1600s]

3

Enter a profession or line of work, as in She decided to go into politics. [Early 1800s] For synonyms, see go in for, def. 2; take up.

4

Investigate or discuss, especially in detail. For example, We haven't time to go into the entire history of the project. [Early 1800s] Also see enter into, def. 4. Also see the subsequent entries beginning with go into.

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