Words nearby gone
Idioms for gone
- much advanced; deeply involved.
- nearly exhausted; almost worn out.
- dying: The rescue party finally reached the scene of the crash, but most of the survivors were already far gone.
Definition for gone (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), went, gone, go·ing.
verb (used with object), went, gone, go·ing.
noun, plural goes.
- 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.
- 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.
Origin of go1
Example sentences from the Web for gone
As long ago as the early 1970s, he had gone on to support most civil rights-related legislation.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Under the current president and his predecessor, Jett notes, the ambassadorship of Belize has gone to college roommates.
“The United States had gone to war declaring it must destroy an active weapons of mass destruction program,” the Times reported.
Not long after the holiday presents are put away and the guests have gone home, another season begins.
I answered that I had gone and talked to many members of law enforcement who through their investigations understood these links.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism|Louise I. Shelley|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mrs. Schotz had gone back to the counter with the toys the stranger sought.The Toy Shop|Margarita Spalding Gerry
All his desperate sorrow of the morning and the horror of his dream were gone.Lady Into Fox|David Garnett
She had asked to see Mrs. Lopez, and Mrs. Lopez had gone down to her.The Prime Minister|Anthony Trollope
Then without further hesitation I leaped out of bed and indignantly rushed to the window, but only on opening it to find him gone.Brownsmith's Boy|George Manville Fenn
Nothing more having been heard of our poor little kitten, we can only conclude that she has gone overboard.A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam'|Annie Allnut Brassey
British Dictionary definitions for gone (1 of 4)
adjective (usually postpositive)
British Dictionary definitions for gone (2 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for gone (3 of 4)
verb goes, going, went or gone (mainly intr)
- (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
noun plural goes
- 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
Word Origin for go
British Dictionary definitions for gone (4 of 4)
Word Origin for go
Idioms and Phrases with gone
In addition to the idioms beginning with gone
- gone coon, a
- gone goose
- gone with the wind
- a goner
- all gone
- dead and buried (gone)
- far gone
- going, going, gone
- here today, gone tomorrow
- to hell and gone
Also see undergo.