From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgo into something phrasal verb1jobWORK/DO WORK to start to do a particular type of jobI always wanted to go into nursing.She’s thinking of going into business (=starting a business).2time/money/effortSPEND MONEYSPEND TIME to be spent or used to get, make, or do somethingYears of research have gone into this book.go into doing somethingA great deal of time and effort has gone into ensuring that the event runs smoothly.3explainEXPLAIN to explain, describe, or examine something in detailI don’t want to go into the matter now.I don’t want to go into details now.4computer to open a particular computerprogram, window, or fileGo into your D drive.5be in a particular state to start to be in a particular state or conditionShe went into labour at midnight and the baby was born at 8 am.The company went into liquidation.
6hitHIT/BUMP INTO if a vehicle goes into a tree, wall, or another vehicle, it hits itHis car went into a lamppost in the high street.7divideCOUNT/CALCULATE if a number goes into another number, the second number can be divided by the first12 goes into 60 five times.8begin to move in a particular waySTART DOING something if a vehicle goes into a particular movement, it starts to do itThe plane had gone into a steep descent. →go→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
going into business• It seemed relatively easy to make money, and there was a lot of hype about going into business.• John had been thinking about going into business.• Sometimes I've thought of going into business.• I am now going into business by myself.go into details• I won't go into details.• The AssistantCommissioner didn't go into details.• Clare wouldn't go into details about her divorce.• I will not go into details about my adventures and shameful acts as Hyde.• Nor has he taken the trouble to go into details concerning the clerical work to be done.• But I can't go into details now.• He wouldn't go into details over the phone but he said it had something to do with Bernard.• Without going into details, the general situation can be pictured thus.• But if you really want me to go into details Valerie Mitchell was sitting not far from you last week.