town

[ toun ]
/ taʊn /

noun

adjective

of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or belonging to a town: town laws; town government; town constable.

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Idioms for town

Origin of town

before 900; Middle English toun, tun, Old English tūn walled or fenced place, courtyard, farmstead, village; cognate with Old Norse tūn homefield, German Zaun fence, Old Irish dún fort

synonym study for town

1. See community.

OTHER WORDS FROM town

town·less, adjectivein·ter·town, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for go to town

town
/ (taʊn) /

noun

Derived forms of town

townish, adjectivetownless, adjective

Word Origin for town

Old English tūn village; related to Old Saxon, Old Norse tūn, Old High German zūn fence, Old Irish dūn
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Idioms and Phrases with go to town (1 of 2)

go to town

Also, go to town on.

1

Do something efficiently and energetically. For example, She really went to town, not only developing and printing the film but making both mat and frame. [Early 1900s]

2

Act without restraint, overindulge, as in He went to town on the hors d'oeuvres, finishing nearly all of them. [Early 1900s]

3

Be successful, as in After months of hard work, their business is really going to town. [Mid-1900s]

Idioms and Phrases with go to town (2 of 2)

town

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