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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyenter into
he/she/itenters into
present participleentering into
past tenseentered into
past participleentered into
  1. 1
    enter into something to start to take part in an official discussion or other formal activity

    The government had entered into a genuine dialogue with the terrorists.

  2. 3
    enter into something to be an important aspect of a situation

    When companies are trying to save money, loyalty to workers doesn’t enter into it.

  3. 4
    enter into the spirit (of something) to behave in the enthusiastic way that people expect in a particular situation, for example in a game or at a party
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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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