- to occupy oneself with; perform: The shoemaker goes about his work with a smile.
- Nautical. to change course by tacking or wearing.
- to move or proceed.
- to accompany in travel.
- to agree; concur: I can't go along with you on that idea.
- to be often in company (often followed by with): to go around with a bad crowd.
- to be sufficient for all: Is there enough food to go around?
- to pass or circulate, as in transmission or communication: The rumor is going around that he was forced to resign.
- to assault; attack: He’s lucky I went at him with just my fists when I could have gone at him with a weapon.
- to begin or proceed vigorously: to go at one's work with a will.
- to be disregarded or not taken advantage of: Don't let this chance go by.
- to be guided by or to rely upon: Don't go by what she says.
- to decrease or subside, as in amount or size: Prices went down. The swelling is going down.
- to descend or sink: When does the sun go down?
- to suffer defeat: to go down fighting.
- to be accepted or believed: This nonsense goes down as truth with many persons.
- to admit of being consumed: This food goes down easily.
- to be remembered in history or by posterity.
- Slang. to happen; occur: What's been going down since I've been away?
- British. to leave a university, permanently or at the end of a term.
- Bridge. to fall short of making one's contract.
- Slang: Vulgar. to perform fellatio or cunnilingus.
- to make an attempt at; try for: He is going for the championship.
- to assault.
- to favor; like: It simply isn't the kind of life you would go for.
- to be used for the purpose of or be a substitute for: material that goes for silk.
- to adopt as one's particular interest; approve of; like.
- to occupy oneself with; engage in: Europeans in increasing numbers are going in for camping.
- to discuss or investigate: Let's not go into the question of whose fault it was.
- to undertake as one's study or work: to go into medicine.
- to explode, fire, or perform or begin to function abruptly: A gun went off in the distance.
- (of what has been expected or planned) to happen: The interview went off very badly.
- to leave, especially suddenly: She went off without saying goodbye.
- to die.
- to deteriorate.
- Slang. to experience orgasm.
- to happen or take place: What's going on here?
- to continue: Go on working.
- to behave; act: Don't go on like that!
- to talk effusively; chatter.
- (used to express disbelief): Go on, you're kidding me.
- to appear onstage in a theatrical performance: I go on in the middle of the second act.
- to come to an end, especially to fade in popularity: Silent movies went out as soon as the talkies were perfected.
- to cease or fail to function: The lights went out.
- to participate in a social activity: We usually go out drinking on Friday nights.
- Informal. to have a continuing romantic relationship: They went out for about a year before getting married.
- to take part in a strike: The printers went out yesterday in a contract dispute.
- Rummy. to dispose of the last card in one's hand by melding it on the table.
- Cards. to achieve a point score equal to or above the score necessary to win the game.
- to repeat; review.
- to be effective or successful: The proposal went over very well with the trustees.
- to examine: The mechanic went over the car but found nothing wrong.
- to read; scan.
- to bear; experience.
- to examine or search carefully: He went through all of his things but couldn't find the letter.
- to be successful; be accepted or approved: The proposed appropriation will never go through.
- to use up; spend completely: He went through his allowance in one day.
- to be overwhelmed or ruined; fail.
- (of a ship) to founder.
- to be in the process of construction, as a building.
- to increase in cost, value, etc.
- to forget one's lines during a theatrical performance.
- British. to go to a university at the beginning of a term.
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Idioms about go
- to fight or argue vehemently or violently: My brothers went at it all the time when they were younger, but never did more damage than a black eye or two.
- to have sex or engage in passionate kissing and caressing; make out: There were couples going at it in all of the parked cars on Lover’s Lane.
- you don't say! I don't believe you!
- let's do it! come on!
- to be appropriate or harmonious: The rug and curtains don't go together.
- Informal. to keep company; date; court: They have gone together for two years.
- to release one's grasp or hold: Please let go of my arm.
- to free; release.
- to cease to employ; dismiss: Business was slack and many employees were let go.
- to become unrestrained; abandon inhibitions: She'd be good fun if she would just let go and enjoy herself.
- to dismiss; forget; discard: Once he has an idea, he never lets go of it.
- to free oneself of inhibitions or restraint: Let yourself go and get mad once in a while.
- to let one's physical appearance decline; stop taking care of one's appearance: aging TV stars who've really let themselves go.
- very busy; active: She's always on the go.
- while going from place to place; while traveling.
Origin of go1
Other definitions for go (2 of 3)
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How to use go in a sentence
And so the “Glo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ria” in this number earns it a spot on my list.Yes, I Like Christmas Music. Stop Laughing.|Michael Tomasky|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gordon G. Chang is a Forbes.com columnist and the author of Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World.U.S. Should Make North Korea Pay for Sony Hack|Gordon G. Chang|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Liz G., one half of “Publizity” [the other half of which, Liz B, is played by Jenny Slate] is one of the best on the show.The Zany Shades of Nick Kroll|Abby Haglage|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He came at David O. Selznick's urging, and together they made Rebecca, Spellbound, and The Paradine Case.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was Tarshis who gave the comedian the memorable epithet “Jell-O Man.”I Warned You About Bill Cosby in 2007|Mark Ebner|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
G was a gamester, who had but ill-luck; H was a Hunter, who hunted a buck.
O death, how bitter is the remembrance of thee to a man that hath peace in his possessions!
D'o l'on peut aussy veoir, quelle esperance il y a de planter une belle chrestient par tels evangelistes.
That they may know thee, as we also have known thee, that there is no God beside thee, O Lord.
British Dictionary definitions for go (1 of 3)
- (of time) to elapsethe hours go by so slowly at the office
- to travel pastthe train goes by her house at four
- to be guided (by)
- to start to act so as togo shut the door
- to leave so as togo blow your brains out
- to relax one's hold (on); release
- euphemistic to dismiss (from employment)
- to discuss or consider no further
- to act in an uninhibited manner
- to lose interest in one's appearance, manners, etc
- US and Canadian informal (of food served by a restaurant) for taking away
- an attempt or tryhe had a go at the stamp business
- an attempt at stopping a person suspected of a crimethe police are not always in favour of the public having a go
- an attack, esp verbalshe had a real go at them