Idioms

Origin of go

1
before 900; Middle English gon, Old English gān; cognate with Old High German gēn, German gehen
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British Dictionary definitions for go through (1 of 4)

go through


verb (intr)

British Dictionary definitions for go through (2 of 4)

GO

/ military /

abbreviation for

general order

British Dictionary definitions for go through (3 of 4)

go

1
/ (ɡəʊ) /

verb goes, going, went or gone (mainly intr)

noun plural goes

adjective

(postpositive) informal functioning properly and ready for action: esp used in astronauticsall systems are go

Word Origin for go

Old English gān; related to Old High German gēn, Greek kikhanein to reach, Sanskrit jahāti he forsakes

British Dictionary definitions for go through (4 of 4)

go

2

I-go

/ (ɡəʊ) /

noun

a game for two players in which stones are placed on a board marked with a grid, the object being to capture territory on the board

Word Origin for go

from Japanese
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Idioms and Phrases with go through

go through


1

Examine carefully, as in I went through all the students' papers. [Mid-1600s]

2

Experience, undergo, suffer, as in We went through hell trying to find an answer. [Early 1700s]

3

Perform; also, rehearse for performance. For example, I went through the sonata in ten minutes, or Let's go through the third act again. [Mid-1700s]

4

Use up, complete, as in The children went through all the milk we bought in one day. [Mid-1900s]

5

Succeed, be approved, as in I'm sure this new deal will go through. [Late 1800s]

6

go through with. Complete, carry out, as in They got engaged last year, but I'm not sure they'll go through with the wedding. [Mid-1500s]

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