Definition Of The Word Go

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Pronunciation: \?go\ Function: verb Inflected Form(s): went \?went\; gone \?go?n also ?gan\; go·ing \?go-i?, ?go?(-)i?; “going to” in sense 13 is often ?go?-n? or ?go?-n? or ?g?-n?\; goes \?goz\ Etymology: Middle English gon, from Old English gan; akin to Old High German gan to go, Greek kichanein to reach, attain Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1: to move on a course : proceed — compare stop 2: to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied : leave, depart 3 a: to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure b: to pass by means of a process like journeying c: to proceed without delay and often in a thoughtless or reckless manner —used especially to intensify a complementary verb d (1): to extend from point to point or in a certain direction (2): to give access : lead 4obsolete : walk 5: to be habitually in a certain state or condition 6 a: to become lost, consumed, or spent b: die c: to slip away : elapse d: to come to be given up or discarded e: to pass by sale f: to become impaired or weakened g: to give way especially under great force or pressure : break 7 a: to move along in a specified manner : fare b: to be in general or on an average c: to be or become especially as the result of a contest d: to turn out well : succeed 8 a: to apply oneself b: to put or subject oneself cchiefly Southern & Midland : intend 9: to have recourse to another for corroboration, vindication, or decision : resort 10 a: to begin an action or motion b: to maintain or perform a certain action or motion c: to function in the proper or expected manner : run 11: to be known 12 a: to act in accordance or harmony b: to come to be determined c: to come to be applied or appropriated d: to pass by award, assignment, or lot e (1): to contribute to an end or result (2): to be of advantage 13: to be about, intending, or expecting something —used in a progressive tense before an infinitive 14 a: extend b: to come or arrive at a certain state or condition c: to come to be : become —often used to express conversion to specified values or a specified state d: to undergo a change 15 a: to be in phrasing or expression : read b: to be capable of being sung or played 16: to be compatible, suitable, or becoming : harmonize 17 a: to be capable of passing, extending, or being contained or inserted b: to have a usual or proper place or position : belong 18: to have a tendency : conduce 19 a (1): to carry authority (2): to be acceptable, satisfactory, or adequate b: to hold true : be valid 20: to empty the bladder or bowels transitive verb 1: to proceed along or according to : follow 2: to travel through or along : traverse 3 a: to make a wager of : bet b: to make an offer of : bid 4 a: to assume the function or obligation of b: to participate to the extent of 5: yield, weigh 6 a: to put up with : tolerate b: afford c: enjoy 7 a: to cause (a characteristic sound) to occur b: say —used chiefly in oral narration of speech 8: to engage in 9of a sports team or player : to have a record of — go·er \?go-?r\ noun — go about : to set about — go after : to try to get : seek — go all the way 1: to enter into complete agreement 2: to engage in sexual intercourse — go at 1 a: to make an attack on b: to make an approach to 2: undertake — go back on 1: abandon 2: betray 3: fail — go begging : to be in little demand — go by the board 1: to be carried over a ship's side 2: to be discarded — go easy : to be sparing — go fly a kite : to stop being an annoyance or disturbance — go for 1: to pass for or serve as 2: to try to secure or attain (as a goal) 3 a: favor, accept b: to have an interest in or liking for 4: attack, assail — go for broke : to put forth all one's strength or resources — go great guns : to achieve great success — go hang : to cease to be of interest or concern — go into : to be contained in <5 goes into 60 12 times> — go it 1: to behave in a reckless, excited, or impromptu manner 2: to proceed in a rapid or furious manner 3: to conduct one's affairs : act — go missing chiefly British : to become lost : disappear — go one better : outdo, surpass — go over 1: examine 2 a: repeat b: study, review — go places : to be on the way to success — go public : to make a public disclosure — go steady : to date one person exclusively and frequently — go through 1: to subject to thorough examination, consideration, or study 2: experience, undergo 3: carry out, perform — go to bat for : to give active support or assistance to : defend, champion — go to bed with : to have sexual intercourse with — go to one's head 1: to cause one to become confused, excited, or dizzy 2: to cause one to become conceited or overconfident — go to pieces : to become shattered (as in nerves or health) — go to the mat : to make an all-out combative effort (as in support of a position) — go to town 1: to work or act rapidly or efficiently 2: to be markedly successful 3: to indulge oneself excessively — go with 1: date 2: choose 2 — go without saying : to be self-evident — go with the flow : conform 2b — to go 1: still remaining 2of prepared food : sold for consumption off the premises
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Pronunciation: \?go\ Function: verb Inflected Form(s): went \?went\; gone \?go?n also ?gan\; go·ing \?go-i?, ?go?(-)i?; “going to” in sense 13 is often ?go?-n? or ?go?-n? or ?g?-n?\; goes \?goz\ Etymology: Middle English gon, from Old English gan; akin to Old High German gan to go, Greek kichanein to reach, attain Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1: to move on a course : proceed — compare stop 2: to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied : leave, depart 3 a: to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure b: to pass by means of a process like journeying c: to proceed without delay and often in a thoughtless or reckless manner —used especially to intensify a complementary verb d (1): to extend from point to point or in a certain direction (2): to give access : lead 4obsolete : walk 5: to be habitually in a certain state or condition 6 a: to become lost, consumed, or spent b: die c: to slip away : elapse d: to come to be given up or discarded e: to pass by sale f: to become impaired or weakened g: to give way especially under great force or pressure : break 7 a: to move along in a specified manner : fare b: to be in general or on an average c: to be or become especially as the result of a contest d: to turn out well : succeed 8 a: to apply oneself b: to put or subject oneself cchiefly Southern & Midland : intend 9: to have recourse to another for corroboration, vindication, or decision : resort 10 a: to begin an action or motion b: to maintain or perform a certain action or motion c: to function in the proper or expected manner : run 11: to be known 12 a: to act in accordance or harmony b: to come to be determined c: to come to be applied or appropriated d: to pass by award, assignment, or lot e (1): to contribute to an end or result (2): to be of advantage 13: to be about, intending, or expecting something —used in a progressive tense before an infinitive 14 a: extend b: to come or arrive at a certain state or condition c: to come to be : become —often used to express conversion to specified values or a specified state d: to undergo a change 15 a: to be in phrasing or expression : read b: to be capable of being sung or played 16: to be compatible, suitable, or becoming : harmonize 17 a: to be capable of passing, extending, or being contained or inserted b: to have a usual or proper place or position : belong 18: to have a tendency : conduce 19 a (1): to carry authority (2): to be acceptable, satisfactory, or adequate b: to hold true : be valid 20: to empty the bladder or bowels transitive verb 1: to proceed along or according to : follow 2: to travel through or along : traverse 3 a: to make a wager of : bet b: to make an offer of : bid 4 a: to assume the function or obligation of b: to participate to the extent of 5: yield, weigh 6 a: to put up with : tolerate b: afford c: enjoy 7 a: to cause (a characteristic sound) to occur b: say —used chiefly in oral narration of speech 8: to engage in 9of a sports team or player : to have a record of — go·er \?go-?r\ noun — go about : to set about — go after : to try to get : seek — go all the way 1: to enter into complete agreement 2: to engage in sexual intercourse — go at 1 a: to make an attack on b: to make an approach to 2: undertake — go back on 1: abandon 2: betray 3: fail — go begging : to be in little demand — go by the board 1: to be carried over a ship's side 2: to be discarded — go easy : to be sparing — go fly a kite : to stop being an annoyance or disturbance — go for 1: to pass for or serve as 2: to try to secure or attain (as a goal) 3 a: favor, accept b: to have an interest in or liking for 4: attack, assail — go for broke : to put forth all one's strength or resources — go great guns : to achieve great success — go hang : to cease to be of interest or concern — go into : to be contained in <5 goes into 60 12 times> — go it 1: to behave in a reckless, excited, or impromptu manner 2: to proceed in a rapid or furious manner 3: to conduct one's affairs : act — go missing chiefly British : to become lost : disappear — go one better : outdo, surpass — go over 1: examine 2 a: repeat b: study, review — go places : to be on the way to success — go public : to make a public disclosure — go steady : to date one person exclusively and frequently — go through 1: to subject to thorough examination, consideration, or study 2: experience, undergo 3: carry out, perform — go to bat for : to give active support or assistance to : defend, champion — go to bed with : to have sexual intercourse with — go to one's head 1: to cause one to become confused, excited, or dizzy 2: to cause one to become conceited or overconfident — go to pieces : to become shattered (as in nerves or health) — go to the mat : to make an all-out combative effort (as in support of a position) — go to town 1: to work or act rapidly or efficiently 2: to be markedly successful 3: to indulge oneself excessively — go with 1: date 2: choose 2 — go without saying : to be self-evident — go with the flow : conform 2b — to go 1: still remaining 2of prepared food : sold for consumption off the premises
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