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Difference between Go into service and Go into the service

go into service

1. begin to be used; become operational:

  • One of the first jet bombers to go into service was the English Electric Canberra.

2. be employed as domestic servant:

  • Ten years later she at last reached a higher station in life: she went into service with a Jewish couple.

3. join the armed forces:

  • At the opening of the war he went into service as captain of Company I, Thirty-ninth Indiana Infantry.

Note: The expression does not fully correlate in meaning with the phrase come into service— = go into service 1:

  • The suburban railway to the airport came into service last week.

go into the service— = go into service 3:

  • It was World War II and we knew we would have to go into the service as soon as we turned eighteen.