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  1. go
    IPA[ɡō]
  2. verb

    • 1. move from one place to another; travel:

      he went out to the store she longs to go back home we've got a long way to go
      Synonym : move, proceed, make one's way, advance, progress, pass, walk, wend one's way, travel, journey, repair, remove, retire, betake oneself
    • 2. travel a specified distance:

      you just have to go a few miles to get to the road
    • 3. travel or move in order to engage in a specified activity or course of action:

      let's go and have a beer we went to see her she used to go hunting
    • 4. attend or visit for a particular purpose:

      we went to the movies he went to Brown University
    • 5. (of a rank or honor) be allotted or awarded:

      the top prize went to a twenty-four-year-old sculptor
      Synonym : be given, be donated, be assigned, be allotted, be granted, be presented, be awarded, be applied, be devoted, be handed (over), be turned over, be made over, be ceded
    • 6. (of a thing) lie or extend in a certain direction:

      the scar started just above her ankle and went all the way up inside her leg
      Synonym : extend, continue, carry on, stretch, reach, lead
    • 7. change in level, amount, or rank in a specified direction:

      prices went up by 15 percent
    • 8. said in various expressions when angrily or contemptuously dismissing someone:

      go and get stuffed
      Synonym : come to an end, cease to exist, disappear, vanish, be no more, be over, run its course, fade away, melt away, evaporate, blow over, finish, end, stop, cease, terminate, evanish
    • 9. used to emphasize the speaker's annoyance at a specified action or event:

      then he goes and spoils it all don't go poking your nose where you shouldn't
    • 10. begin motion (used in a starter's order to begin a race):

      ready, set, go!
    • 11. leave; depart:

      I really must go
      Synonym : leave, depart, take one's leave, take oneself off, go away, go off, withdraw, absent oneself, say one's goodbyes, quit, make an exit, exit, set off, set out, start out, get going, get under way, be on one's way, decamp, retreat, beat a retreat, retire, make off, clear out, make oneself scarce, slope off, run off, run away, flee, make a move, make tracks, shove off, push off, clear off, beat it, take off, skedaddle, scram, split, scoot, up sticks, pack one's bags, sling one's hook, vamoose, hightail it, cut out, abstract oneself
    • 12. (of time) pass or elapse:

      the hours went by three years went past
      Synonym : pass, pass by, elapse, slip by/past, roll by/past, tick away, wear on, march on, fly by/past
    • 13. pass a specified amount of time in a particular way or under particular circumstances:

      sometimes they went for two months without talking
    • 14. come to an end; cease to exist:

      a golden age that has now gone for good 11,500 jobs are due to go by next year
      Synonym : come to an end, cease to exist, disappear, vanish, be no more, be over, run its course, fade away, melt away, evaporate, blow over, finish, end, stop, cease, terminate, evanish
    • 15. leave or resign from a post:

      I tried to persuade the Chancellor not to go
    • 16. die (used euphemistically):

      I'd like to see my grandchildren before I go
      Synonym : die, pass away, pass on, expire, depart this life, be no more, breathe one's last, draw one's last breath, meet one's end, meet one's death, meet one's Maker, give up the ghost, go to the great beyond, cross the great divide, shuffle off this mortal coil, perish, go the way of the/all flesh, go to one's last resting place, kick the bucket, bite the dust, croak, conk out, buy it, turn up one's toes, cash in one's chips, go belly up, snuff it, peg out, pop one's clogs
    • 17. be lost or stolen:

      when he returned minutes later, his equipment was gone
      Synonym : be stolen, be taken, go missing, disappear, be lost, be mislaid
    • 18. (of money) be spent, especially in a specified way:

      the rest of his money went into medical expenses
      Synonym : be used up, be spent, be finished, be at an end, be exhausted, be consumed, be drained, be depleted
    • 19. intend or be likely or intended to be or do something; be about to (used to express a future tense):

      I'm going to be late for work she's going to have a baby
    • 20. pass into a specified state, especially an undesirable one:

      the food is going bad he's gone crazy her mind immediately went blank
      Synonym : become, get, turn, grow, come to be, wax
    • 21. enter into a specified state, institution, or course of action:

      she turned over and went back to sleep the car went into a spin no one went hungry in our house
    • 22. make a sound of a specified kind:

      the engine went bang
    • 23. (of a bell or similar device) make a sound in functioning:

      I heard the buzzer go four times
      Synonym : sound, sound out, make a sound, make a noise, resound, reverberate, ring, chime, peal, toll, ding, clang
    • 24. proceed in a specified way or have a specified outcome; turn out:

      how did the weekend go? it all went off smoothly
      Synonym : turn out, work out, fare, progress, develop, come out, result, end, end up, pan out, eventuate
    • 25. be acceptable or permitted:

      underground events where anything goes
    • 26. be harmonious, complementary, or matching:

      rosemary goes with roast lamb the earrings and the scarf don't really go
      Synonym : match, go together, be harmonious, harmonize, blend, suit each other, be suited, complement each other, be complementary, coordinate with each other, be compatible
    • 27. be found in the same place or situation; be associated:

      cooking and eating go together
    • 28. (of a machine or device) function:

      my car won't go
      Synonym : function, work, be in working order, run, operate, be operative, perform
    • 29. continue in operation or existence:

      the committee was kept going even when its existence could no longer be justified
    • 30. (of a thing) contribute to or be put into (a whole); be used for or devoted to:

      considerable effort went into making the operation successful
    • 31. used to indicate how many people a supply of food, money, or another resource is sufficient for or how much can be achieved using it:

      the sale will go a long way toward easing the huge debt burden a little luck can go a long way
    • 32. (of an article) be regularly kept or put in a particular place:

      remember which card goes in which slot
      Synonym : be kept, belong, have a place, be found, be located, be situated, lie, stand
    • 33. fit or be able to be accommodated in a particular place or space:

      you're trying to fit a round peg into a square hole, and it just won't go
    • 34. (of a song, account, verse, etc.) have a specified content or wording:

      if you haven't heard it, the story goes like this
    • 35. be known or called by (a specified name):

      he now goes under the name Charles Perez
    • 36. say:

      the kids go, “Yeah, sure.”
    • 37. use a toilet; urinate or defecate:

      he had to go but couldn't, because she was still in the bathroom

    noun

    adjective

    • 1. functioning properly:

      all systems go
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: go, plural noun: goes

    • v.: verb: go, 3rd person present: goes, gerund or present participle: going, past tense: went, past participle: gone

    • noun

      a Japanese board game of territorial possession and capture.
    • verb

      move from one place to another; travel:

      travel a specified distance:

    • noun

      an attempt or trial at something:

      a person's turn to use or do something:

    • adjective

      functioning properly:
    • noun

      a Japanese board game of territorial possession and capture.
    • verb

      past participle of go
    • adjective

      no longer present; departed:

      no longer in existence; dead or extinct:

    • preposition

      (of time) past:

      (of age) older than:

    • noun

      an act or instance of leaving a place; a departure:

      the condition of the ground viewed in terms of suitability for walking, riding, or other travel (used especially in the context of horse racing):

    • adjective

      existing or available; to be had:

      (especially of a price) generally accepted as fair or correct; current:

    • past of go
    • third person singular present of go
    • verb

      past participle of go
    • adjective

      no longer present; departed:

      no longer in existence; dead or extinct:

    • preposition

      (of time) past:

      (of age) older than:

    • noun

      an act of leaving a place; a departure:

      the condition of the ground viewed in terms of suitability for horse racing, riding, or walking:

    • adjective

      existing or available; to be had:

      (of a price) accepted or usual at the current time:

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