enter into

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enter into

  1. Participate in, take an active role or interest in, as in We had to think twice before we entered into these negotiations. [Late 1700s]

  2. Become party to (a contract), bind oneself, as in The nations entered into a new agreement. [First half of 1500s]

  3. Become a component, form a part of, as in Finances soon entered into the discussion. [Early 1700s]

  4. Also, go into. Consider, investigate, as in The report entered into the effect of high interest rates, or Let's not go into that. [Mid-1500s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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