Go meaning

Go is defined as to move or leave.

An example of go is to travel between Queens and Manhattan for work every day.

An example of go is to depart for a vacation.

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To move away from a place; depart.

Go before I cry.

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To be called; be known.

Our friend William often goes by Billy.

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To pass as the result of a sale.

The gold watch went to the highest bidder.

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(informal) Used as an intensifier or to indicate annoyance when joined by and to a coordinate verb.

She went and complained to Personnel.

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Used in the progressive tense with an infinitive to indicate future intent or expectation.

I am going to learn how to dance.

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To be a contributing factor.

It all goes to show us that the project can be completed on time.

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To cease living; die.
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To be suitable or appropriate as an accessory or accompaniment.

A color that goes beautifully with your complexion.

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(informal) To urinate or defecate.

I left the meeting early because I really had to go!

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(informal) To begin an act.

Here goes!

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(obsolete) To walk.
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To proceed or move according to.

I was free to go my own way.

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To traverse.

Only two of the runners went the entire distance.

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To engage in.

Went skiing.

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To amount to; weigh.

A shark that went 400 pounds.

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(sports) To have as a record.

Went 3 for 4 against their best pitcher.

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(informal) To enjoy.

I could go a cold beer right now.

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(informal) To say or utter. Used chiefly in verbal narration.

First I go, “Thank you,” then he goes, “What for?”

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The act or an instance of going.
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An attempt; an effort.

Had a go at acting.

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The time or period of an activity.
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(informal) Energy; vitality.

Had lots of go.

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(informal) Functioning correctly and ready for action.

All systems are go.

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A board game of Chinese origin in which two players take turns placing counters on the points formed by the intersection of 19 vertical and 19 horizontal lines.
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To move along; travel; proceed.

To go 90 miles an hour.

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To be moving.

Who goes there?

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To behave in a certain way; gesture, act, or make sounds as specified or shown.

The balloon went “pop”

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To take or follow a particular course, line of action, etc.
  • To turn out; result.
    The war went badly.
  • To be guided, regulated, or directed by a procedure, method, etc.
    To go by what someone says.
  • To take its course; proceed.
    How is the evening going?.
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To pass.
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To pass from person to person.

A rumor went through the office.

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To be known or accepted.

To go by the name of Lindsay.

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To move about or be in a certain condition or state, usually for some time.

To go in rags.

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To pass into a certain condition, state, etc.; become; turn.

To go mad.

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To have a certain form, arrangement, etc.; be expressed, phrased, voiced, or sung.

As the saying goes.

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To be or act in harmony; fit in.

A hat that goes well with the dress.

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To put oneself.

To go to some trouble.

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To contribute to a result; tend; help.

Facts that go to prove a case.

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To have force, validity, acceptance, etc.

That rule still goes; anything goes.

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(informal) To perform in an especially inspired or exciting manner.

A jazz band that can really go.

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To move off; leave; depart.
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To begin to move off, as in a race.
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To cease to have an effect; come to an end; pass away.

The pain has gone.

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To die.
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To be removed or eliminated.

The third paragraph had to go.

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To break away; be carried away or broken off.

The mast went in the storm.

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To fail; give way.

His eyesight is going.

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To be given up or sacrificed.

The country house must go.

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To pass into the hands of someone; be allotted, awarded, or given.

The prize goes to Jean.

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To be sold (for a specified sum)
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(informal) To pass bodily waste matter; relieve oneself.
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To move toward a place or person or in a certain direction.

To go to the back of the room.

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To move out of sight or out of the presence of the speaker.
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To make regularly scheduled trips as specified.

A bus that goes to Chicago.

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To be capable of passing (through), fitting (into), etc.

It won't go through the door.

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To carry one's case, plan, etc. (to an authority)
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To turn or resort (to)

To go to war.

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To endure; last; hold out.
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To have a particular or regular place or position.

The shirts go in the top drawer.

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To approach, enter, or attend, and then engage in or take part in the activities of [you're allowed to go, but don't stay out late]
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To travel or proceed along.

To go Route 90

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To bet; wager.
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(informal) To tolerate; put up with.

I can't go him.

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(informal) To furnish (bail) for an arrested person.
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(informal) To be willing to pay, bid, etc. (a specified sum)
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(informal) To appreciate or enjoy.

Could you go a piece of pie?

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(informal) To say.
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The act of going.
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Something that operates successfully; a success.

To make a go of a marriage.

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(informal) The power of going; animation; energy.
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(informal) A state of affairs.
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(informal) An agreement, or bargain.

Is it a go?

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(informal) A try; attempt; endeavor.
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(brit., informal) A quantity given or taken at one time.
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Functioning properly or ready to go.
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All right; OK.
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A Japanese game played with black and white stones on a board marked with many intersecting lines.
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(1) An on-screen button that is clicked in order to activate a function such as search.
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A board game played for over 2000 years. It is played with 181 black stones and 180 white ones, typically on a board of squares 19 squares wide and 19 deep.
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(computing) A compiled, garbage-collected, concurrent programming language developed by Google.
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(biochemistry, uncountable) A type of GTP-binding protein subunit belonging to the Giα family, expressed primarily in neural cell types.
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To move or travel; proceed.

We will go by bus. Solicitors went from door to door seeking donations. How fast can the boat go?

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To function properly.

The car won't go.

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from the word go
  • From the very beginning.
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go all the way
  • To have sexual intercourse.
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go back on
  • To fail to honor or keep:
    Go back on a promise.
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go begging
  • To be in little or no demand:
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(informal) go belly up
  • To undergo total financial failure:
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(informal) go bust
  • To undergo financial collapse:
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go by the board
  • To be discarded or ignored:
    Old dress codes that have now gone by the board.
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go down the line
  • To provide strong support.
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(informal) go fly a kite
  • To cease being an annoyance. Often used in the imperative.
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(informal) go for broke
  • To commit or expend all of one's available resources toward achievement of a goal:
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(informal) go for it
  • To expend all one's strength and resources toward achievement of an end or purpose.
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go in for
  • To have interest in:
    Goes in for classical music.
  • To take part in:
    Goes in for water skiing.
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going forward
  • In the near future:
    We expect business to improve going forward.
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go in with
  • To join in or combine with:
    He'll go in with them on the plan.
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go it alone
  • To undertake a project, trip, or responsibility without the presence or help of others.
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go missing
  • To become lost, especially to disappear suddenly:
    My cat has gone missing. Her wallet went missing yesterday.
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go off the deep end
  • To behave hysterically or very recklessly.
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go one better
  • To surpass or outdo by one degree:
    He's gone me one better.
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go out for
  • To seek to become a participant in:
    Go out for varsity soccer.
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go out of (one's) way
  • To inconvenience oneself in doing something beyond what is required.
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(informal) go out the window
  • To become insignificant or inoperative:
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(informal) go places
  • To be on the way to success:
    A young executive who is clearly going places.
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go steady
  • To date someone exclusively.
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go the distance
  • To carry a course of action through to completion.
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go there
  • To pursue a subject in conversation:
    How's my job? Let's not go there.
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go the vole
  • To risk all of one's resources in the prospect of achieving great gains.
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go to extremes
  • To do something to an extreme degree or behave in an unrestrained manner.
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go to it
  • To begin something right away.
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go to (one's) head
  • To make one dizzy or inebriated.
  • To make one proud or conceited.
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go to pieces
  • To become emotionally upset or distraught.
  • To suffer the loss of one's health.
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(informal) go to the mat
  • To fight or dispute until one side or another is victorious:
    The governor will go to the mat with the legislature over the controversial spending bill.
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(informal) go to the wall
  • To lose a conflict or be defeated; yield:
    Despite their efforts, the team went to the wall.
  • To be forced into bankruptcy; fail.
  • To make an all-out effort, especially in defending another.
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(informal) go to town
  • To work or perform efficiently and rapidly.
  • To be highly successful.
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go up in flames
  • To be utterly destroyed.
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go without saying
  • To be self-evident:
    It goes without saying that success is the product of hard work.
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on the go
  • Constantly busy or active.
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to go
  • To be taken out, as restaurant food or drink:
    Coffee and doughnuts to go.
  • Still to be done or dealt with; remaining:
    I've got two exams down and two to go.
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as people (or things) go
  • in comparison with how other people (or things) are
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from the word “go''
  • from the outset
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go about
  • to be occupied with; be busy at; do
  • to move from place to place; circulate
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go after
  • to try to catch or get; pursue
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go against
  • to be or act in opposition to
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go along
  • to proceed; continue
  • to agree; cooperate
  • to accompany
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go around
  • to enclose; surround
  • to be enough to provide a share for each
  • to move from place to place; circulate
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go at
  • to attack
  • to work at
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(informal) go back on
  • to be faithless or disloyal to; betray
  • to break (a promise, etc.)
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go beyond
  • to exceed
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go by
  • to pass
  • to be guided or led by
  • to be known or referred to by
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go down
  • to descend; sink; set
  • to suffer defeat; lose
  • to be perpetuated, as in history
  • to fall; decline
    Prices went down.
  • to be swallowed
  • to be accepted with approval
  • to take place; happen
  • to leave a university, esp. upon graduation
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go down on
  • to perform oral sex on
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go for
  • to be regarded or taken as
  • to try to get
  • to advocate; support
  • to attack
  • to be attracted by; like very much
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go hard with
  • to cause trouble or pain to
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go in for
  • to engage, take part, or indulge in; be given to
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go into
  • to inquire into
  • to take up as a study or occupation
  • to examine or review
  • to be contained in
    5 goes into 10 twice.
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go in with
  • to share expenses or obligations with; join
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go it
  • to carry on some activity; proceed; act
    To go it alone.
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go missing
  • to become lost or absent, often under suspicious circumstances; disappear
    The ship went missing in the dense fog.
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go off
  • to go away; leave, esp. suddenly
  • to explode; detonate
  • to make a noise
  • to happen
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go on
  • to move ahead; proceed; continue
  • to behave
  • to happen; take place
  • to chatter or rant
  • to make an entrance
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go (a person) one better
  • to outdo or surpass (a person)
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go out
  • to come to an end
  • to go on strike
  • to try out (for an athletic team, etc.)
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go over
  • to examine thoroughly
  • to do again
  • to review
  • to be successful
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go some
  • to do or achieve quite a lot
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go there
  • to follow a course of action, a line of reasoning, etc.
    You're trying to blame me? Don't even go there!.
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go through
  • to perform thoroughly
  • to endure; suffer; experience
  • to look through; search
  • to get approval or acceptance
  • to spend
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go through with
  • to pursue or carry out to the end, despite difficulties, objections, etc.
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go to!
  • come! indeed!
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go together
  • to match; harmonize
  • to date only each other
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go under
  • to fail, as in business
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go up
  • to rise in value, price, etc.; increase
  • to enter a university
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go up in flames (or smoke)
  • to burn
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go with
  • to be a sweetheart of
  • to make use of or proceed with (a particular option)
    Let's go with the blue wallpaper for this room.
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go without
  • to manage or do without
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have a go at
  • to try; attempt
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let go
  • to set free; let escape
  • to release one's hold or grip
  • to give up; abandon, as one's interest in something
  • to dismiss from a job; fire
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let oneself go
  • to be unrestrained or uninhibited
  • to become negligent in caring for oneself, esp. with respect to one's personal appearance
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no go
  • not possible; without use or value
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on the go
  • in constant motion or action
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(informal) to go
  • to be taken out
  • remaining; still to be completed, etc.
    One finished, two to go.
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what goes?
  • what's happening?
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Origin of go

  • Japanese of Chinese origin, possibly from Early Middle Chinese (also the source of Mandarin )

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English gon from Old English gān ghē- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition