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Definitions of go

  1. enter or assume a certain state or condition; " He became annoyed when he heard the bad news"; " It must be getting more serious"; " her face went red with anger"; " She went into ecstasy"; " Get going!"
  2. be in the right place or situation; " Where do these books belong?"; " Let's put health care where it belongs-- under the control of the government"; " Where do these books go?"
  3. blend or harmonize; " This flavor will blend with those in your dish"; " This sofa won't go with the chairs"
  4. stop operating or functioning; " The engine finally went"; " The car died on the road"; " The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; " The coffee maker broke"; " The engine failed on the way to town"; " her eyesight went after the accident"
  5. a usually brief attempt; " he took a crack at it"; " I gave it a whirl"
  6. pass from physical life and lose all all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; " She died from cancer"; " They children perished in the fire"; " The patient went peacefully"
  7. move away from a place into another direction; " Go away before I start to cry"; " The train departs at noon"
  8. continue to live; endure or last; " We went without water and food for 3 days"; " These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; " The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents"
  9. perform as expected when applied; " The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; " Does this old car still run well?"; " This old radio doesn't work anymore"
  10. begin or set in motion; " I start at eight in the morning"; " Ready, set, go!"
  11. ( Japanese) a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; the object is to surround and so capture the opponent's counters
  12. a time for working ( after which you will be relieved by someone else); " it's my go"; " a spell of work"
  13. functioning correctly and ready for action; " all systems are go"
  14. follow a certain course; " The inauguration went well"; " how did your interview go?"
  15. be abolished or discarded; " These ugly billboards have to go!"; " These luxuries all had to go under the Khmer Rouge"
  16. give support ( to) or make a choice ( of) one out of a group or number; " I plumped for the losing candidates"
  17. to be spent or finished; " The money had gone after a few days"; " Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest"
  18. change location; move, travel, or proceed; " How fast does your new car go?"; " We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; " The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect";" The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"
  19. progress by being changed; " The speech has to go through several more drafts"; " run through your presentation before the meeting"
  20. follow a procedure or take a course; " We should go farther in this matter"; " She went through a lot of trouble"; " go about the world in a certain manner"; " Messages must go through diplomatic channels"
  21. go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way; " Who rifled through my desk drawers?"
  22. a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; the object is to surround and so capture the opponent's counters
  23. street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
  24. have a turn; make one's move in a game; " Can I go now?"
  25. be spent; " All my money went for food and rent"
  26. make a certain noise or sound; " She went ` Mmmmm'"; " The gun went ` bang'"
  27. pass, fare, or elapse; of a certain state of affairs or action; " How is it going?"; " The day went well until I got your call"
  28. be or continue to be in a certain condition; " The children went hungry that day"
  29. be awarded; be allotted; " The first prize goes to Mary"; " Her money went on clothes"
  30. be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired; " This piece won't fit into the puzzle"
  31. stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; " Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; " His knowledge doesn't go very far"; " My memory extends back to my fourth year of life".
  32. lead, extend, or afford access; " This door goes to the basement"; " The road runs South"
  33. be sounded, played, or expressed; " How does this song go again?"
  34. be contained in; " How many times does 18 go into 54?"
  35. have a particular form; " the story or argument runs as follows"; " as the saying goes..."
  36. be ranked or compare; " This violinist is as good as Juilliard- trained violinists go"
  37. Gone.
  38. To pass from one place to another; to be in motion; to be in a state not motionless or at rest; to proceed; to advance; to make progress; -- used, in various applications, of the movement of both animate and inanimate beings, by whatever means, and also of the movements of the mind; also figuratively applied.
  39. To move upon the feet, or step by step; to walk; also, to walk step by step, or leisurely.
  40. To be passed on fron one to another; to pass; to circulate; hence, with for, to have currency; to be taken, accepted, or regarded.
  41. To proceed or happen in a given manner; to fare; to move on or be carried on; to have course; to come to an issue or result; to succeed; to turn out.
  42. To apply one's self; to set one's self; to undertake.
  43. To be with young; to be pregnant; to gestate.
  44. To pass away; to depart forever; to be lost or ruined; to perish; to decline; to decease; to die.
  45. To reach; to extend; to lead; as, a line goes across the street; his land goes to the river; this road goes to New York.
  46. To have recourse; to resort; as, to go to law.
  47. To take, as a share in an enterprise; to undertake or become responsible for; to bear a part in.
  48. To bet or wager; as, I'll go you a shilling.
  49. Act; working; operation.
  50. A circumstance or occurrence; an incident.
  51. The fashion or mode; as, quite the go.
  52. Noisy merriment; as, a high go.
  53. A glass of spirits.
  54. Power of going or doing; energy; vitality; perseverance; push; as, there is no go in him.
  55. That condition in the course of the game when a player can not lay down a card which will not carry the aggregate count above thirty- one.
  56. Something that goes or is successful; a success; as, he made a go of it; also, an agreement.
  57. To proceed or tend toward a result, consequence, or product; to tend; to conduce; to be an ingredient; to avail; to apply; to contribute; - often with the infinitive; as, this goes to show.
  58. To proceed by a mental operation; to pass in mind or by an act of the memory or imagination; - generally with over or through.
  59. To move from the person speaking, or from the point whence the action is contemplated; to pass away; to leave; to depart; - in opposition to stay and come.
  60. To depart; proceed; move on; pass from one state of place to another; succeed; move by mechanism; be in harmony; as, red and yellow do not go well together; to continue to be; as, to go in rags; to resort or repair; as, go to him for advice; to extend; as, the road goes west.
  61. Colloquially, to bear or afford; as, I can't go the price; to become responsible for; as, to go ball; to bet or wager; as, I'll go you a box of candy.
  62. Colloquially, the fashion; energy; an agreement.
  63. Went.
  64. Going.
  65. To pass from one place to another: to be in motion: to proceed: to walk: to depart from: to lead in any direction: to extend: to tend: to be about to do: to pass in report: to pass, as in payment: to be accounted in value: to happen in a particular way: to turn out: to fare:- pr. p. going; pa. t. went; pa. p. gone.
  66. To move; proceed; depart; tend; be about to do.
  67. To move from one place to another; depart; proceed; reach; tend; be about to do; intend; suit; fit.
  68. To pass away; be expended; die.
  69. To move; to pass from one place, state, or station to another; to walk; to travel; to depart; to proceed; to advance; to apply; to have recourse to; to be about to do; to pass; to circulate; to flow; to proceed by some principle or rule; to be freed from restraint; to lead in any direction; to extend; to avail; to be accounted in value; to happen; to turn out; to fare. To go about, to set one's self to a business; to tack. To go abroad, to walk out of a house; to be uttered or published. To go against, to invade; to march to attack. To go aside, to withdraw or retire into a private situation; to err. To go astray, to wander; to break from an inclosure; to sin. To go away, to depart. To go between, to mediate. To go by, to pass near and beyond. To go down, to descend in any manner; to fail. To go for nothing, to have no meaning or efficacy. To go forth, to issue or depart out of a place. To go forward, to advance. To go hard with, to be in danger of a fatal issue. To go in, to enter. To go in and out, to do the business of life. To go off, to depart to a distance; to die; to explode. To go on, to advance forward. To go out, to issue forth; to go on an expedition; to become extinct. To go over, to read; to examine; to pass from one party to another. To go through, to pass through a substance; to accomplish. To go through with, to come to the end. To go under, to be talked of or known. To go up, to ascend; to rise. To go upon, to proceed as on a foundation. To go with, to accompany; to side. To go ill with, not to prosper. To go well with, to have good fortune. To go without, to be or remain destitute. Go to, come; move; begin.
  70. To move from one place to another; to pass; to proceed; to depart; to walk; to be pregnant; to run; to take a direction; to contribute, as, the different ingredients which go to make up the compound; to conduce; to fall out or terminate; to reach or be extended: to fare.
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Antonyms for go

dwell, turn up, idleness, malfunction, wash out, inertia, sloth, come out, remain, shiftlessness, materialize, misfunction, land, close in, unprepared, arrive, crater, weariness, get through, laziness, reach, no-go, discontinue, frazzle, half-baked, unready, show up, flame-out, stay in place, prostration, give up, come up, tiredness, enter, abide, belly up, draw on, fatigue, get in, lassitude, get to, fail, flunk, stick around, unqualified, untrained, be born, exhaustion, indolence, tank, come to, burnout, halt, flat-footed, hang around, stop, collapse, unfold, come, appear.

Quotes of go

  1. No one wants to go back to a situation where, if you have a pre -existing medical condition, you, you can be deprived of coverage. No one wants to go back to a situation where, if you get seriously ill, you can get thrown off your insurance. Seniors don't want to go back to paying more for their prescription drugs. – David Axelrod
  2. I never used to sleep much. I think we all go through a bit of a time like that where we rage about. If we don't, I don't think you've ever really lived. – Diane Cilento
  3. Let your children go if you want to keep them. – Malcolm Forbes
  4. I think about death a lot, like I think we all do. I don't think of suicide as an option, but as fun. It's an interesting idea that you can control how you go It's this thing that's looming, and you can control it. – Ryan Gosling
  5. You won't do any more housework? Then you go to the bin. – Kate Millett
  6. So I like to try to go back and develop pure visual storytelling. Because to me, it's one of the most exciting aspects of making movies and almost a lost art at this point. – Brian De Palma
  7. You can't take a character anywhere they don't expect the character to go But within those confines is where creativity lies. – Richard Price
  8. We were told by the president that we had no alternative but to go into Iraq because of the threat that Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction posed, but to date, these weapons have not been found. – Jay Rockefeller
  9. A man will go to war, fight and die for his country. But he won't get a bikini wax. – Rita Rudner
  10. I think there's an ongoing effort involved in trying to get a bigger perspective, trying to let go of things that limit your capacity to love and be loved or your capacity to hear and to really speak. – Meg Ryan
  11. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high. – Ayrton Senna
  12. Like springs, adaptations can only go downhill. – John Simon
  13. A man is free to go up as high as he can reach up to; but I, with all my style and pep, can't get a man my equal because a girl is always judged by her mother. – Anzia Yezierska
  14. Thus, anybody who follows this nature and gives way its states will be led into quarrels and conflicts, and go against the conventions and rules of society, and will end up a criminal. – Xun Zi
  15. Oh yeah, I believe in God. I think there's much more evidence that there is a God than that there isn't. I don't believe that Mother Theresa and Hitler go to the same place. – David Zucker

Usage examples for go

  1. " Yes, but-" " I will go – The Woman With The Fan by Robert Hichens
  2. " But I didn't go – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  3. Where do we go from here?" – Tom Slade Motorcycle Dispatch Bearer by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  4. Why will you go – Phil the Fiddler by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  5. What do you go to Mannahatta for, then? – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  6. I must go now, my dear. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  7. Let me go for you!" – The Quality of Mercy by W. D. Howells
  8. " How should you go about it? – Somehow Good by William de Morgan
  9. Go Is Sprouse- where is he?" – Green Fancy by George Barr McCutcheon
  10. There, you may go – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  11. I mean to go – Ester Ried by Pansy (aka. Isabella M. Alden)
  12. " What Melky says is- go and find out what Mr. Killick can prove," he said. – The Orange-Yellow Diamond by J. S. Fletcher
  13. Go go to him!" – The Missourian by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  14. " But, now, do tell me- no, no, don't go Denville; I want to talk to you. – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  15. So come, so go – The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy
  16. " Go on, Nolly," says Doatie. – Mrs. Geoffrey by Duchess
  17. And why should I go there? – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  18. They didn't just go away again. – Legacy by James H Schmitz
  19. If you can't go you can't. – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett
  20. You go in massheen! – Mr. Achilles by Jennette Lee

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