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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. a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; the object is to surround and so capture the opponent's counters
  22. have a turn; make one's move in a game; " Can I go now?"
  23. be spent; " All my money went for food and rent"
  24. make a certain noise or sound; " She went ` Mmmmm'"; " The gun went ` bang'"
  25. 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"
  26. be or continue to be in a certain condition; " The children went hungry that day"
  27. be awarded; be allotted; " The first prize goes to Mary"; " Her money went on clothes"
  28. be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired; " This piece won't fit into the puzzle"
  29. 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".
  30. lead, extend, or afford access; " This door goes to the basement"; " The road runs South"
  31. be sounded, played, or expressed; " How does this song go again?"
  32. be contained in; " How many times does 18 go into 54?"
  33. have a particular form; " the story or argument runs as follows"; " as the saying goes..."
  34. be ranked or compare; " This violinist is as good as Juilliard- trained violinists go"
  35. 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.
  36. To move upon the feet, or step by step; to walk; also, to walk step by step, or leisurely.
  37. To be passed on fron one to another; to pass; to circulate; hence, with for, to have currency; to be taken, accepted, or regarded.
  38. 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.
  39. To apply one's self; to set one's self; to undertake.
  40. To be with young; to be pregnant; to gestate.
  41. To pass away; to depart forever; to be lost or ruined; to perish; to decline; to decease; to die.
  42. 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.
  43. To have recourse; to resort; as, to go to law.
  44. To take, as a share in an enterprise; to undertake or become responsible for; to bear a part in.
  45. To bet or wager; as, I'll go you a shilling.
  46. Act; working; operation.
  47. A circumstance or occurrence; an incident.
  48. The fashion or mode; as, quite the go.
  49. Noisy merriment; as, a high go.
  50. A glass of spirits.
  51. Power of going or doing; energy; vitality; perseverance; push; as, there is no go in him.
  52. 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.
  53. Something that goes or is successful; a success; as, he made a go of it; also, an agreement.
  54. 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.
  55. To proceed by a mental operation; to pass in mind or by an act of the memory or imagination; - generally with over or through.
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. Colloquially, the fashion; energy; an agreement.
  59. Went.
  60. Going.
  61. 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.
  62. To move; proceed; depart; tend; be about to do.
  63. To move from one place to another; depart; proceed; reach; tend; be about to do; intend; suit; fit.
  64. To pass away; be expended; die.
  65. 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.
  66. 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.

Usage examples for go

  1. " But I didn't go. – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  2. I mean to go. – Ester Ried by Pansy (aka. Isabella M. Alden)
  3. Where do we go from here?" – Tom Slade Motorcycle Dispatch Bearer by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  4. " Yes, but-" " I will go." – The Woman With The Fan by Robert Hichens
  5. So come, so go. – The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy
  6. Go-" " Is Sprouse- where is he?" – Green Fancy by George Barr McCutcheon
  7. Let me go for you!" – The Quality of Mercy by W. D. Howells
  8. They didn't just go away again. – Legacy by James H Schmitz
  9. There, you may go. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  10. You go in massheen! – Mr. Achilles by Jennette Lee
  11. And why should I go there? – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  12. I must go now, my dear. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  13. If you can't go, you can't. – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett
  14. What do you go to Mannahatta for, then? – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  15. " What Melky says is- go and find out what Mr. Killick can prove," he said. – The Orange-Yellow Diamond by J. S. Fletcher
  16. Go, go to him!" – The Missourian by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  17. " 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
  18. Why will you go? – Phil the Fiddler by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  19. " Go on, Nolly," says Doatie. – Mrs. Geoffrey by Duchess
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