enter in(to) (something)

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enter in(to) (something)

1. To move into something. Once you enter into the parking garage, turn left.
2. To agree to something, such as a contract. It is common law that those who enter into a written agreement must adhere to the terms contained therein.
3. To sign up or enlist for something. I'm a pretty good singer, so I'm definitely entering in the talent show this year.
4. To sign someone else up for something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "enter" and "in" or "into." I'm definitely entering Sasha into the talent show this year. She may be shy, but she's a great singer.
5. To become a part of or factor in something. Once my uncle's shortcomings entered into the dinner conversation, I knew that a fight was inevitable. If Mom and Dad think that alcohol will enter into the equation, they definitely won't let you go to that party.
6. To join or begin to participate in something. Did you hear that Jody is entering into med school in the fall?
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enter someone or something in(to) something

to enroll someone or something in something; to make someone or something a competitor in something. I will enter you into the contest whether you like it or not. The trainer entered his fastest horse in the race.
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enter in something

to enroll as a participant in something, such as a contest, competition, etc. She was not ready to enter in the competition. I can't enter in that contest. I'm not prepared.
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enter into something

 
1. . Lit. to get into something. She entered into the house and immediately went to work. As the people entered into the cathedral, they became quiet.
2. Fig. to join in something; to participate in something. I couldn't get him to enter into the spirit of the party. She just loves to enter into things and have a good time with people.
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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]
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enter into

v.
1. To participate or take an active interest in something: After college, she entered into politics. The union and management have decided to enter into negotiations in order to settle the strike.
2. To enroll or register someone or something in some activity: I'm going to enter my dog into the competition.
3. To become party to a contract: The nations entered into a trade agreement.
4. To become a part of something: Financial matters entered into the discussion.
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The party workers offered special prayers for health and well being of Altaf Hussain throughout the country as protest sit-ins entering in fourth day.
7, police arrested Samuel Hill, 25, of Baldwinville, on Cherry Street and charged him with breaking and entering in the nighttime with the intent of committing a felony, larceny and resisting arrest in connection with break-ins in the Westford Street area.
Shortly after midnight Sunday, police received a call of a possible breaking and entering in progress, he said.
He was charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime, wanton destruction of personal property and possession of burglar's tools.
He was charged with four counts of breaking and entering in the daytime; four counts of larceny of property valued at more than $250; attempted breaking and entering; and possession of burglary tools.
Theron Oldenburg, 39, was arrested as he walked along Providence Street and was charged with receiving stolen property, breaking and entering in the daytime, and breaking and entering in the nighttime.
HOPEDALE - Two Whitinsville residents have been charged with breaking and entering in connection with two break-ins at a Condon Way business.