go in for

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to go in for ‎(third-person singular simple present goes in for, present participle going in for, simple past went in for, past participle gone in for)

  1. To enter a competition.
  2. (colloquial) To have an interest in or approve of something.
  3. (colloquial) To engage oneself or take part in something.
    • Charles Dickens
      He was as ready to go in for statistics as for anything else.


  • go in for” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • go in for” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "go in for" on UsingEnglish.com