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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theygo in for
he/she/itgoes in for
present participlegoing in for
past tensewent in for
past participlegone in for
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  1. 1
    go in for something to enjoy a particular thing or activity
    I don’t go in for golf much.
  2. 2
    go in for something British to take part in a competition, or to take an examination
    His school had suggested he go in for the Young Musician of the Year competition.
  3. 3
    go in for something British to choose something as a subject of study or as your career
    I think he’s planning to go in for politics.
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