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  • v. to enter a competition.
  • v. to have an interest in or approve of something.
  • v. to engage or take part in something.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • I don’t go in for poodle-faking, but it was damn’ true.

    Scales of Justice

  • "Or buy a castle in Scotland and go in for bird watching," Larry Lanspeak contributed with tongue in cheek.

    The Cat Who Moved A Mountain

  • Even we baby boomers who are gradually gentrifying it don't go in for the wild life on Mondays.

    Till the Butchers Cut Him Down

  • “Mitch, go in for him,” Riley said, referring to reserve center Mitch Kupchak.

    One Season

  • “Mr. Stayne didn’t go in for that particular kind of clowning?”

    Death of a Fool

  • If Mr. Finn would go in for it too, the editor seemed to think that Mr. Finn might make himself very useful at the Banner Office.

    Phineas Finn

  • Teron tended to go in for homiletics at the drop of a gauge.

    the ship who sang

  • His father, whose religion was not of that bitter kind in which we in England are apt to suppose that all the Irish Roman Catholics indulge, had sent his son to Trinity; and there were some in the neighbourhood of Killaloe, — patients, probably, of Dr. Duggin, of Castle Connell, a learned physician who had spent a fruitless life in endeavouring to make head against Dr. Finn, — who declared that old Finn would not be sorry if his son were to turn Protestant and go in for a fellowship.

    Phineas Finn


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