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go /ɡəʊ/ vb (goes, going, went, gone)(mainly intr)
  1. to move or proceed, esp to or from a point or in a certain direction: to go to London, to go home
  2. (tr; takes an infinitive, often with to omitted or replaced by and) to proceed towards a particular person or place with some specified intention or purpose: I must go and get that book
  3. to depart: we'll have to go at eleven
  4. to start, as in a race: often used in commands
  5. to make regular journeys: this train service goes to the east coast
  6. to operate or function effectively: the radio won't go
  7. (copula) to become: his face went red with embarrassment
  8. to make a noise as specified: the gun went bang
  9. to enter into a specified state or condition: to go into hysterics, to go into action
  10. to be or continue to be in a specified state or condition: to go in rags, to go in poverty
  11. to lead, extend, or afford access: this route goes to the north
  12. to proceed towards an activity: to go to supper, to go to sleep
  13. (tr; takes an infinitive) to serve or contribute: this letter goes to prove my point
  14. to follow a course as specified; fare: the lecture went badly
  15. to be applied or allotted to a particular purpose or recipient: her wealth went to her son, his money went on drink
  16. to be sold or otherwise transferred to a recipient: the necklace went for three thousand pounds
  17. to be ranked; compare: this meal is good as my meals go
  18. to blend or harmonize: these chairs won't go with the rest of your furniture
  19. followed by by or under: to be known (by a name or disguise)
  20. to have a usual or proper place: those books go on this shelf
  21. (of music, poetry, etc) to be sounded; expressed, etc: how does that song go?
  22. to fail or give way: my eyesight is going
  23. to break down or collapse abruptly: the ladder went at the critical moment
  24. to die: the old man went at 2 am
  25. (often followed by by) (of time) to elapse: the hours go by so slowly at the office
  26. to travel past: the train goes by her house at four
  27. to be guided (by)
  28. to occur: happiness does not always go with riches
  29. to be eliminated, abolished, or given up: this entry must go to save space
  30. to be spent or finished: all his money has gone
  31. to attend: go to school, go to church
  32. to join a stated profession: go to the bar, go on the stage
  33. (followed by to) to have recourse (to); turn: to go to arbitration
  34. (followed by to) to subject or put oneself (to): she goes to great pains to please him
  35. to proceed, esp up to or beyond certain limits: you will go too far one day and then you will be punished
  36. to be acceptable or tolerated: anything goes in this place
  37. to carry the weight of final authority: what the boss says goes
  38. (followed by into) to be contained in: four goes into twelve three times
  39. (often followed by for) to endure or last out: we can't go for much longer without water in this heat
  40. (transitive) to bet or bid: I go two hearts
  41. (transitive) not standard to say: widely used, esp in the historic present, in reporting dialogue: Then she goes, ``Give it to me!'' and she just snatched it
  42. go andinformal to be so foolish or unlucky as to: then she had to go and lose her hat
  43. be goingto intend or be about to start (to do or be doing something): often used as an alternative future construction: what's going to happen to us?
  44. go itslang to do something or move energetically
  45. go it aloneinformal to act or proceed without allies or help
  46. go one betterinformal to surpass or outdo (someone)
  47. let goto relax one's hold (on); release
  48. to discuss or consider no further
  49. let oneself goto act in an uninhibited manner
  50. to lose interest in one's appearance, manners, etc
  51. to goremaining
  52. US Canadian informal (of food served by a restaurant) for taking away
n ( pl goes)
  1. the act of going
  2. informal an attempt or try: he had a go at the stamp business
  3. an attempt at stopping a person suspected of a crime: the police are not always in favour of the public having a go
  4. an attack, esp verbal: she had a real go at them
  5. a turn: it's my go next
  6. informal the quality of being active and energetic: she has much more go than I
  7. informal hard or energetic work: it's all go
  8. informal a successful venture or achievement: he made a go of it
  9. informal a bargain or agreement
  10. from the word goinformal from the very beginning
  11. no goinformal impossible; abortive or futile: it's no go, I'm afraid
  12. on the goinformal active and energetic
adj
  1. (postpositive) informal functioning properly and ready for action: esp used in astronautics: all systems are go

See also go about, go againstEtymology: Old English gān; related to Old High German gēn, Greek kikhanein to reach, Sanskrit jahāti he forsakes



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