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verb-intransitive - To move or travel; proceed: We will go by bus. Solicitors went from door to door seeking donations. How fast can the boat go?

verb-intransitive - To move away from a place; depart: Go before I cry.

verb-intransitive - To pursue a certain course: messages that go through diplomatic channels to the ambassador.

verb-intransitive - To resort to another, as for aid: went directly to the voters of her district. See Synonyms at resort.

verb-intransitive - To extend between two points or in a certain direction; run: curtains that go from the ceiling to the floor.

verb-intransitive - To give entry; lead: a stairway that goes to the basement.

verb-intransitive - To function properly: The car won't go.

verb-intransitive - To have currency.

verb-intransitive - To pass from one person to another; circulate: Wild rumors were going around the office.

verb-intransitive - To pass as the result of a sale: The gold watch went to the highest bidder.

verb-intransitive - Informal Used as an intensifier when joined by and to a coordinate verb: She went and complained to Personnel.

verb-intransitive - Used in the progressive tense with an infinitive to indicate future intent or expectation: I am going to learn how to dance.

verb-intransitive - To continue to be in a certain condition or continue an activity: go barefoot.

verb-intransitive - To come to be in a certain condition: go mad; hair that had gone gray.

verb-intransitive - To continue to be in effect or operation: a lease with one year to go.

verb-intransitive - To carry out an action to a certain point or extent: Your parents went to great expense to put you through college.

verb-intransitive - To be called; be known: Our friend William often goes by Billy.

verb-intransitive - To be customarily located; belong: The fork goes to the left of the plate. Where do the plates go?

verb-intransitive - To be capable of entering or fitting: Will the suitcase go into the trunk of your car?

verb-intransitive - To pass into someone's possession: All the jewelry went to her heirs.

verb-intransitive - To be allotted: How much of your salary goes for rent?

verb-intransitive - To be a contributing factor: It all goes to show us that the project can be completed on time.

verb-intransitive - To have a particular form: as the saying goes.

verb-intransitive - To be such, by and large: well behaved, as big dogs go.

verb-intransitive - To extend in time: The story goes back to the Middle Ages.

verb-intransitive - To pass by; elapse: The day went pleasantly enough until I received your call.

verb-intransitive - To be used up or finished: My interest in such things has gone.

verb-intransitive - To be discarded or abolished: All luxuries will have to go.

verb-intransitive - To become weak; fail: His hearing has started to go.

verb-intransitive - To give way; break up: The dam is about to go.

verb-intransitive - To cease living; die.

verb-intransitive - To happen or develop; fare: How are things going?

verb-intransitive - To have a successful outcome: creativity that made the advertising campaign really go.

verb-intransitive - To be suitable or appropriate as an accessory or accompaniment: a color that goes beautifully with your complexion.

verb-intransitive - To have authority: Whatever I say goes.

verb-intransitive - To be valid, acceptable, or adequate.

verb-intransitive - Informal To excrete waste from the bladder or bowels.

verb-intransitive - Informal To begin an act: Here goes!

verb-intransitive - Obsolete To walk.

verb-transitive - To proceed or move according to: I was free to go my own way.

verb-transitive - To traverse: Only two of the runners went the entire distance.

verb-transitive - To engage in: went skiing.

verb-transitive - Informal To bet: go $20 on the black horse.

verb-transitive - Informal To bid: I'll go $500 on the vase.

verb-transitive - Informal To take on the responsibility or obligation for: go bail for a client.

verb-transitive - Informal To participate to (a given extent): Will you go halves with me if we win the lottery?

verb-transitive - To amount to; weigh: a shark that went 400 pounds.

verb-transitive - Sports To have as a record: went 3 for 4 against their best pitcher.

verb-transitive - Informal To enjoy: I could go a cold beer right now.

verb-transitive - To say or utter. Used chiefly in verbal narration: First I go, "Thank you,” then he goes, "What for?”

noun - The act or an instance of going.

noun - An attempt; an effort: had a go at acting.

noun - The time or period of an activity.

noun - Informal Energy; vitality: had lots of go.

noun - Informal The go-ahead.

noun - Informal The starting point: "And from Go there was something deliciously illicit about the whole affair” ( Erica Abeel).

noun - Informal Informal A situation in which planned operations can be effectuated: The space mission is a go.

adjective - Informal Functioning correctly and ready for action: All systems are go.

phrasal-verb - go about To set about to do; undertake: Go about your chores in a responsible way.

phrasal-verb - go along To cooperate: They get along by going along.

phrasal-verb - go around To satisfy a demand or requirement: just enough food to go around.

phrasal-verb - go around To go here and there; move from place to place.

phrasal-verb - go around To have currency: rumors going around.

phrasal-verb - go at To attack, especially with energy.

phrasal-verb - go at To approach; undertake: He went at the job with a lot of energy.

phrasal-verb - go by To elapse; pass: as time goes by.

phrasal-verb - go by To pay a short visit: My parents were away when we went by last week.

phrasal-verb - go down To drop below the horizon; set: The sun went down.

phrasal-verb - go down To fall to the ground: The helicopter went down in a ball of fire.

phrasal-verb - go down To sink: The torpedoed battleship went down.

phrasal-verb - go down To experience defeat or ruin.

phrasal-verb - go down To admit of easy swallowing: a cough syrup that goes down readily.

phrasal-verb - go down To decrease in cost or value.

phrasal-verb - go down Chiefly British To leave a university.

phrasal-verb - go down Slang To occur; happen: "a collection of memorable pieces about the general craziness that was going down in those days” ( James Atlas).

phrasal-verb - go down To be accepted or tolerated: How will your ideas go down as far as corporate marketing is concerned?

phrasal-verb - go down To come to be remembered in posterity: a debate that will go down as a turning point in the campaign.

phrasal-verb - go down Vulgar Slang To perform fellatio or cunnilingus.

phrasal-verb - go for Informal To have a special liking for: I really go for progressive jazz.

phrasal-verb - go for To attack: an opponent who is known to go for the jugular in arguments.

phrasal-verb - go for To pass for or serve as: a couch that also goes for a bed.

phrasal-verb - go in To take part in a cooperative venture: went in with the others to buy a present.

phrasal-verb - go in To make an approach, as before an attack: Troops went in at dawn.

phrasal-verb - go into To discuss or investigate: The book goes into classical mythology.

phrasal-verb - go into To undertake as a profession or course of study: She's going into medicine.

phrasal-verb - go off To undergo detonation; explode.

phrasal-verb - go off To make a noise; sound: The siren went off at noon.

phrasal-verb - go off To leave: Don't go off mad.

phrasal-verb - go off Informal To adhere to the expected course of events or the expected plan: The project went off smoothly.

phrasal-verb - go on To take place; happen: didn't know what was going on.

phrasal-verb - go on To continue: Life must go on.

phrasal-verb - go on To keep on doing (something): Don't go on talking.

phrasal-verb - go on To proceed: She went on to become a senator.

phrasal-verb - go on Informal To talk volubly: My, you do go on.

phrasal-verb - go out To become extinguished.

phrasal-verb - go out To go outdoors; leave one's residence: He went out at seven.

phrasal-verb - go out To take part in social life outside the home: goes out a lot.

phrasal-verb - go out To become unfashionable: High boots went out last year.

phrasal-verb - go out To undergo structural collapse: The bridge went out.

phrasal-verb - go over To gain acceptance or approval: a new style that didn't go over.

phrasal-verb - go over To examine or review: go over the test scores.

phrasal-verb - go through To examine carefully: went through the students' papers.

phrasal-verb - go through To experience: We went through hell while working on this project.

phrasal-verb - go through To perform: I went through the sonata in 30 minutes.

phrasal-verb - go under To suffer defeat or destruction; fail.

phrasal-verb - go under To lose consciousness.

phrasal-verb - go up To increase in price or value.

phrasal-verb - go up To be in the process of construction: Office buildings went up all over town.

phrasal-verb - go up Chiefly British To go to a university.

phrasal-verb - go with To date (someone) regularly.

phrasal-verb - go with To select or choose: decided to go with the pink wallpaper.

idiom - from the word go From the very beginning.

idiom - go all the way Slang To have sexual intercourse.

idiom - go back on To fail to honor or keep: go back on a promise.

idiom - go begging To be in little or no demand: "Prestige or no prestige, directors' jobs at some companies have actually gone begging” ( Bill Powell).

idiom - go belly up Informal To undergo total financial failure: "A record number of . . . banks went belly up” ( New Republic).

idiom - go bust Informal To undergo financial collapse: "Railroads were in the news mainly when they were going bust” ( Christian Science Monitor).

idiom - go by the board To be discarded or ignored: old dress codes that have now gone by the board.

idiom - go down the line To provide strong support.

idiom - go fly a kite Informal To cease being an annoyance. Often used in the imperative.

idiom - go for broke Informal To commit or expend all of one's available resources toward achievement of a goal: "Why not go for broke and take on somebody who is quite young and see what he does?” ( Roger L. Stevens).

idiom - go for it Informal To expend all one's strength and resources toward achievement of an end or purpose.

idiom - go in for To have interest in: goes in for classical music.

idiom - go in for To take part in: goes in for water skiing.

idiom - go in with To join in or combine with: He'll go in with them on the plan.

idiom - go it alone To undertake a project, trip, or responsibility without the presence or help of others.

idiom - go off the deep end To behave hysterically or very recklessly.

idiom - go one better To surpass or outdo by one degree: He's gone me one better.

idiom - go out for To seek to become a participant in: go out for varsity soccer.

idiom - go out of (one's) way To inconvenience oneself in doing something beyond what is required.

idiom - go out the window Informal To become insignificant or inoperative: "As soon as a third body is introduced to the Newtonian system, all lawful ordering of processes goes out the window” ( Fusion).

idiom - go places Informal To be on the way to success: a young executive who is clearly going places.

idiom - go steady To date someone exclusively.

idiom - go the distance To carry a course of action through to completion.

idiom - go the vole To risk all of one's resources in the prospect of achieving great gains.

idiom - go to it To begin something right away.

idiom - go to (one's) head To make one dizzy or inebriated.

idiom - go to (one's) head To make one proud or conceited.

idiom - go to pieces To lose one's self-control.

idiom - go to pieces To suffer the loss of one's health.

idiom - go to the mat Informal 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.

idiom - go to the wall Informal To lose a conflict or be defeated; yield: Despite their efforts, the team went to the wall.

idiom - go to the wall Informal To be forced into bankruptcy; fail.

idiom - go to the wall Informal To make an all-out effort, especially in defending another.

idiom - go to town Informal To work or perform efficiently and rapidly.

idiom - go to town Informal To be highly successful.

idiom - flames To be utterly destroyed.

idiom - go without saying To be self-evident: It goes without saying that success is the product of hard work.

idiom - on the go Constantly busy or active.

idiom - to go To be taken out, as restaurant food or drink: coffee and doughnuts to go.

noun - A Japanese game for two, played with counters on a board that is ruled with 19 vertical and 19 horizontal lines.

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