past participle of go1.
- 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.
gone on, Informal. infatuated with; in love with: He is still gone on the woman who jilted him.
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Related Words for gone ondedicated, faithful, steadfast, zealous, concerned, dear, thoughtful, devout, ardent, staunch, dutiful, doting, loving, caring, true, forceful, avid, warm, vigorous, fanatical
adjective (usually postpositive)
lost; ruined (esp in the phrases gone goose or gosling)
dead or near to death
spent; consumed; used up
informal faint or weak
informal having been pregnant (for a specified time)six months gone
(usually foll by on) slang in love (with)
slang in an exhilarated state, as through music or the use of drugs
gone out informal blank and without comprehension, as if stupefied in surprise
pastit's gone midnight
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past participle of go.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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.
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