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 with (1 of 4)

go with


verb (intr, preposition)

to accompany
to blend or harmonizethat new wallpaper goes well with the furniture
to be a normal part ofthree acres of land go with the house
to be of the same opinion asI'm sorry I can't go with you on your new plan
(of two people) to associate frequently with (each other)

British Dictionary definitions for go with (2 of 4)

GO

/ military /

abbreviation for

general order

British Dictionary definitions for go with (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 with (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 with

go with


1

Also, go out with. Accompany; also, date regularly. For example, When I leave, do you want to go with me? or Jerry has been going out with Frieda for two years. [Mid-1500s]

2

Be associated with, as in His accent goes with his background. [c. 1600]

3

Take the side of someone, as in I'll go with you in defending his right to speak freely. [Mid-1400s] Also see go along, def. 2.

4

Also, go well with. Look good with, match. For example, This chair goes well with the rest of the furniture, or That color doesn't go with the curtains. [Early 1700]

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