go in

verb (intr, mainly adverb)

to enter
(preposition) See go into
(of the sun) to become hidden behind a cloud
to be assimilated or graspednothing much goes in if I try to read in the evenings
cricket to begin an innings
go in for
  1. to enter as a competitor or contestant
  2. to adopt as an activity, interest, or guiding principleshe went in for nursing; some men go in for football in a big way

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Examples from the Web for go in

Historical Examples of go in

  • Roach an some of the other officers we had on the go-in were a quare gang.

    Drum Taps in Dixie

    Delavan S. Miller

  • He had a go-in this morning with me—the bit came out of his mouth somehow, and he did get to work proper.

    An Outback Marriage

    Andrew Barton Paterson

  • Anyhow, we made it up to clear out and have the first go-in for a touch on the southern line the next week as ever was.

    Robbery Under Arms

    Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood

Idioms and Phrases with go in

go in


Enter, especially into a building. For example, It's cold out here, so can we go in? [Tenth century a.d.]


Be obscured, as in After the sun went in, it got quite chilly. [Late 1800s]


go in with. Join others in some venture. For example, He went in with the others to buy her a present. [Late 1800s] Also see the subsequent idioms beginning with go in.

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