distance

[ dis-tuhns ]
/ ˈdɪs təns /

noun

verb (used with object), dis·tanced, dis·tanc·ing.

Idioms

Origin of distance

1250–1300; Middle English < Latin distantia, equivalent to distant- (see distant) + -ia -y3; replacing Middle English destaunce < Anglo-French

Related forms

dis·tance·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for go the distance

distance

/ (ˈdɪstəns) /

noun

verb (tr)

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Medicine definitions for go the distance

distance

[ dĭstəns ]

n.

The extent of space between two objects or places; an intervening space.
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Idioms and Phrases with go the distance (1 of 2)

go the distance


Carry through a course of action to completion. For example, He said he's willing to go the distance with this project. This expression originated in boxing, where it means “to last for all the rounds that have been scheduled.” In baseball the same term means “to pitch an entire game.” For a synonym, see all the way, def. 1.

Idioms and Phrases with go the distance (2 of 2)

distance


see go the distance; keep one's distance; spitting distance.

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