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go 1

v. went (wĕnt), gone (gôn, gŏn), go·ing, goes (gōz)
1. To move or travel; proceed: We will go by bus. Solicitors went from door to door seeking donations. How fast can the boat go?
2. To move away from a place; depart: Go before I cry.
a. To pursue a certain course: messages that go through diplomatic channels to the ambassador.
b. To resort to another, as for aid: went directly to the voters of her district.
a. To extend between two points or in a certain direction; run: curtains that go from the ceiling to the floor.
b. To give entry; lead: a stairway that goes to the basement.
5. To function properly: The car won't go.
a. To have currency.
b. To pass from one person to another; circulate: Wild rumors were going around the office.
7. To pass as the result of a sale: The gold watch went to the highest bidder.
8. Informal Used as an intensifier or to indicate annoyance when joined by and to a coordinate verb: She went and complained to Personnel.
9. Used in the progressive tense with an infinitive to indicate future intent or expectation: I am going to learn how to dance.
a. To continue to be in a certain condition or continue an activity: go barefoot.
b. To come to be in a certain condition: go mad; hair that had gone gray.
c. To continue to be in effect or operation: a lease with one year to go.
d. To carry out an action to a certain point or extent: Your parents went to great expense to put you through college.
11. To be called; be known: Our friend William often goes by Billy.
a. To be customarily located; belong: The fork goes to the left of the plate. Where do the plates go?
b. To be capable of entering or fitting: Will the suitcase go into the trunk of your car?
a. To pass into someone's possession: All the jewelry went to her heirs.
b. To be allotted: How much of your salary goes for rent?
14. To be a contributing factor: It all goes to show us that the project can be completed on time.
a. To have a particular form: as the saying goes.
b. To be such, by and large: well behaved, as big dogs go.
a. To extend in time: The story goes back to the Middle Ages.
b. To pass by; elapse: The day went pleasantly enough until I received your call.
a. To be used up or finished: My interest in such things has gone.
b. To be discarded or abolished: All luxuries will have to go.
a. To become weak; fail: His hearing has started to go.
b. To give way; break up: The dam is about to go.
19. To cease living; die.
a. To happen or develop; fare: How are things going?
b. To have a successful outcome: creativity that made the advertising campaign really go.
21. To be suitable or appropriate as an accessory or accompaniment: a color that goes beautifully with your complexion.
a. To have authority: Whatever I say goes.
b. To be valid, acceptable, or adequate.
23. Informal To urinate or defecate: I left the meeting early because I really had to go!
24. Informal To begin an act: Here goes!
25. Obsolete To walk.
1. To proceed or move according to: I was free to go my own way.
2. To traverse: Only two of the runners went the entire distance.
3. To engage in: went skiing.
4. Informal
a. To bet: go $20 on the black horse.
b. To bid: I'll go $500 on the vase.
5. Informal
a. To take on the responsibility or obligation for: go bail for a client.
b. To participate to (a given extent): Will you go halves with me if we win the lottery?
6. To amount to; weigh: a shark that went 400 pounds.
7. Sports To have as a record: went 3 for 4 against their best pitcher.
8. Informal To enjoy: I could go a cold beer right now.
9. Informal To say or utter. Used chiefly in verbal narration: First I go, "Thank you," then he goes, "What for?"
n. pl. goes
1. The act or an instance of going.
2. An attempt; an effort: had a go at acting.
3. The time or period of an activity.
4. Informal Energy; vitality: had lots of go.
5. Informal
a. The go-ahead.
b. often Go The starting point: "And from Go there was something deliciously illicit about the whole affair" (Erica Abeel).
c. Informal A situation in which planned operations can be effectuated: The space mission is a go.
Informal Functioning correctly and ready for action: All systems are go.
Phrasal Verbs:
go about
To set about to do; undertake: Go about your chores in a responsible way.
go along
To cooperate: They get along by going along.
go around
1. To satisfy a demand or requirement: just enough food to go around.
2. To go here and there; move from place to place.
3. To have currency: rumors going around.
go at
1. To attack, especially with energy.
2. To approach; undertake: He went at the job with a lot of energy.
go by
1. To elapse; pass: as time goes by.
2. To pay a short visit: My parents were away when we went by last week.
go down
1. To drop below the horizon; set: The sun went down.
2. To fall to the ground: The helicopter went down in a ball of fire.
3. To sink: The torpedoed battleship went down.
4. To experience defeat or ruin.
5. To admit of easy swallowing: a cough syrup that goes down readily.
6. To decrease in cost or value.
7. Chiefly British To leave a university.
8. Slang To occur; happen: "a collection of memorable pieces about the general craziness that was going down in those days" (James Atlas).
9. To be accepted or tolerated: How will your ideas go down as far as corporate marketing is concerned?
10. To come to be remembered in posterity: a debate that will go down as a turning point in the campaign.
11. Vulgar Slang To perform fellatio or cunnilingus.
go for
1. To choose or accept: I went for the cheaper cable TV offering.
2. To try to attain: She is going for the record in the broad jump.
3. Informal To have a special liking for: I really go for progressive jazz.
4. To attack: an opponent who is known to go for the jugular in arguments.
5. To pass for or serve as: a couch that also goes for a bed.
go in
1. To take part in a cooperative venture: went in with the others to buy a present.
2. To make an approach, as before an attack: Troops went in at dawn.
go into
1. To discuss or investigate: The book goes into classical mythology.
2. To undertake as a profession or course of study: She's going into medicine.
go off
1. To undergo detonation; explode.
2. To make a noise; sound: The siren went off at noon.
3. To leave: Don't go off mad.
4. Chiefly British To stop consuming or liking: The dog has gone off his food.
5. Informal To adhere to the expected course of events or the expected plan: The project went off smoothly.
6. Chiefly British To become spoiled or rancid: The orange juice has gone off.
go on
1. To take place; happen: didn't know what was going on.
2. To continue: Life must go on.
3. To keep on doing (something): Don't go on talking.
4. To proceed: She went on to become a senator.
5. Informal To talk volubly: My, you do go on.
go out
1. To become extinguished.
2. To go outdoors; leave one's residence: He went out at 7:00.
3. To take part in social life outside the home: goes out a lot.
4. To go out on dates or be romantically involved.
5. To feel sympathy or pity: My heart goes out to the storm victims.
6. To become unfashionable: High boots went out last year.
7. To undergo structural collapse: The bridge went out.
go over
1. To gain acceptance or approval: a new style that didn't go over.
2. To examine or review: go over the test scores.
go through
1. To examine carefully: went through the students' papers.
2. To experience: We went through hell while working on this project.
3. To perform: I went through the sonata in 30 minutes.
go under
1. To suffer defeat or destruction; fail.
2. To lose consciousness.
go up
1. To increase in price or value.
2. To be in the process of construction: Office buildings went up all over town.
3. Chiefly British To go to a university.
go with
1. To date (someone) regularly.
2. To select or choose: decided to go with the pink wallpaper.
from the word go
From the very beginning.
go all the way
Slang To have sexual intercourse.
go back on
To fail to honor or keep: go back on a promise.
go begging
To be in little or no demand: "Prestige or no prestige, directors' jobs at some companies have actually gone begging" (Bill Powell).
go belly up Informal
To undergo total financial failure: "A record number of ... banks went belly up" (New Republic).
go bust Informal
To undergo financial collapse: "Railroads were in the news mainly when they were going bust" (Christian Science Monitor).
go by the board
To be discarded or ignored: old dress codes that have now gone by the board.
go down the line
To provide strong support.
go fly a kite Informal
To cease being an annoyance. Often used in the imperative.
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).
go for it Informal
To expend all one's strength and resources toward achievement of an end or purpose.
go in for
1. To have interest in: goes in for classical music.
2. To take part in: goes in for water skiing.
going forward
In the near future: We expect business to improve going forward.
go in with
To join in or combine with: He'll go in with them on the plan.
go it alone
To undertake a project, trip, or responsibility without the presence or help of others.
go missing
To become lost, especially to disappear suddenly: My cat has gone missing. Her wallet went missing yesterday.
go off the deep end
To behave hysterically or very recklessly.
go one better
To surpass or outdo by one degree: He's gone me one better.
go out for
To seek to become a participant in: go out for varsity soccer.
go out of (one's) way
To inconvenience oneself in doing something beyond what is required.
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).
go places Informal
To be on the way to success: a young executive who is clearly going places.
go steady
To date someone exclusively.
go the distance
To carry a course of action through to completion.
go there
Informal To pursue a subject in conversation: How's my job? Let's not go there.
go the vole
To risk all of one's resources in the prospect of achieving great gains.
go to extremes
To do something to an extreme degree or behave in an unrestrained manner.
go to it
To begin something right away.
go to (one's) head
1. To make one dizzy or inebriated.
2. To make one proud or conceited.
go to pieces
1. To become emotionally upset or distraught.
2. To suffer the loss of one's health.
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.
go to the wall Informal
1. To lose a conflict or be defeated; yield: Despite their efforts, the team went to the wall.
2. To be forced into bankruptcy; fail.
3. To make an all-out effort, especially in defending another.
go to town Informal
1. To work or perform efficiently and rapidly.
2. To be highly successful.
go up in flames/smoke
To be utterly destroyed.
go without saying
To be self-evident: It goes without saying that success is the product of hard work.
on the go
Constantly busy or active.
to go
1. To be taken out, as restaurant food or drink: coffee and doughnuts to go.
2. Still to be done or dealt with; remaining: I've got two exams down and two to go.

[Middle English gon, from Old English gān; see ghē- in Indo-European roots.]
Our Living Language Go has long been used to describe the production of nonlinguistic noises, notably in conversation with children, as in The train went "toot." The cow goes "moo." Within the past few decades, however, many speakers began to use go informally to report speech, as in Then he goes, "You think you're real smart, don't you?" This usage parallels the quotation introducers be like and be all. But unlike these other expressions, which can indicate thoughts or attitudes, this use of go is largely restricted to dialogue related in the narrative present, especially when the narrator wishes to mimic the accent or intonation of the original speaker. See Note at like2.

go 2

A board game of Chinese origin in which two players take turns placing counters on the points formed by the intersection of 19 vertical and 19 horizontal lines.

[Japanese, of Chinese origin, possibly from Early Middle Chinese gı̷ (also the source of Mandarin ).]


vb (mainly intr) , goes, going, went or gone
1. to move or proceed, esp to or from a point or in a certain direction: to go to London; to go home.
2. (tr; takes an infinitive, often with to omitted or replaced by and) to proceed towards a particular person or place with some specified intention or purpose: I must go and get that book.
3. to depart: we'll have to go at eleven.
4. to start, as in a race: often used in commands
5. to make regular journeys: this train service goes to the east coast.
6. to operate or function effectively: the radio won't go.
7. (copula) to become: his face went red with embarrassment.
8. to make a noise as specified: the gun went bang.
9. to enter into a specified state or condition: to go into hysterics; to go into action.
10. to be or continue to be in a specified state or condition: to go in rags; to go in poverty.
11. to lead, extend, or afford access: this route goes to the north.
12. to proceed towards an activity: to go to supper; to go to sleep.
13. (tr; takes an infinitive) to serve or contribute: this letter goes to prove my point.
14. to follow a course as specified; fare: the lecture went badly.
15. to be applied or allotted to a particular purpose or recipient: her wealth went to her son; his money went on drink.
16. to be sold or otherwise transferred to a recipient: the necklace went for three thousand pounds.
17. to be ranked; compare: this meal is good as my meals go.
18. to blend or harmonize: these chairs won't go with the rest of your furniture.
19. (foll by: by or under) to be known (by a name or disguise)
20. to fit or extend: that skirt won't go round your waist.
21. to have a usual or proper place: those books go on this shelf.
22. (of music, poetry, etc) to be sounded; expressed, etc: how does that song go?.
23. to fail or give way: my eyesight is going.
24. to break down or collapse abruptly: the ladder went at the critical moment.
25. to die: the old man went at 2 am.
26. (often foll by by)
a. (of time) to elapse: the hours go by so slowly at the office.
b. to travel past: the train goes by her house at four.
c. to be guided (by)
27. to occur: happiness does not always go with riches.
28. to be eliminated, abolished, or given up: this entry must go to save space.
29. to be spent or finished: all his money has gone.
30. to circulate or be transmitted: the infection went around the whole community.
31. to attend: go to school; go to church.
32. to join a stated profession: go to the bar; go on the stage.
33. (foll by to) to have recourse (to); turn: to go to arbitration.
34. (foll by to) to subject or put oneself (to): she goes to great pains to please him.
35. to proceed, esp up to or beyond certain limits: you will go too far one day and then you will be punished.
36. to be acceptable or tolerated: anything goes in this place.
37. to carry the weight of final authority: what the boss says goes.
38. (foll by into) to be contained in: four goes into twelve three times.
39. (often foll by for) to endure or last out: we can't go for much longer without water in this heat.
40. (Card Games) (tr) cards to bet or bid: I go two hearts.
41. (tr) informal chiefly US to have as one's weight: I went 112 pounds a year ago.
a. to start to act so as to: go shut the door.
b. to leave so as to: go blow your brains out.
43. informal to perform well; be successful: that group can really go.
44. (tr) not standard to say: widely used, esp in the historic present, in reporting dialogue: Then she goes, 'Give it to me!' and she just snatched it.
45. go and informal to be so foolish or unlucky as to: then she had to go and lose her hat.
46. be going to intend or be about to start (to do or be doing something): often used as an alternative future construction: what's going to happen to us?.
47. go ape slang to become crazy, enraged, or out of control
48. go ape over slang to become crazy or extremely enthusiastic about
49. go astray to be mislaid; go missing
50. (Law) go bail to act as surety
51. go bush See bush114
52. go halves See half15
53. go hard (often foll by with) to cause trouble or unhappiness (to)
54. go it slang to do something or move energetically
55. go it alone informal to act or proceed without allies or help
56. go much on informal to approve of or be in agreement with (something): usually used in the negative: I don't go much on the idea.
57. go one better informal to surpass or outdo (someone)
58. go the whole hog informal See hog9
59. let go
a. to relax one's hold (on); release
b. euphemistic to dismiss (from employment)
c. to discuss or consider no further
60. let oneself go
a. to act in an uninhibited manner
b. to lose interest in one's appearance, manners, etc
61. to go
a. remaining
b. US and Canadian informal (of food served by a restaurant) for taking away
n, pl goes
62. the act of going
63. informal
a. an attempt or try: he had a go at the stamp business.
b. an attempt at stopping a person suspected of a crime: the police are not always in favour of the public having a go.
c. an attack, esp verbal: she had a real go at them.
64. a turn: it's my go next.
65. informal the quality of being active and energetic: she has much more go than I.
66. informal hard or energetic work: it's all go.
67. informal a successful venture or achievement: he made a go of it.
68. informal a bout or attack (of an illness): he had a bad go of flu last winter.
69. informal an unforeseen, usually embarrassing or awkward, turn of events: here's a rum go.
70. informal a bargain or agreement
71. all the go informal very popular; in fashion
72. from the word go informal from the very beginning
74. no go informal impossible; abortive or futile: it's no go, I'm afraid.
75. on the go informal active and energetic
(postpositive) informal functioning properly and ready for action: esp used in astronautics: all systems are go.
[Old English gān; related to Old High German gēn, Greek kikhanein to reach, Sanskrit jahāti he forsakes]


(ɡəʊ) or


(Games, other than specified) a game for two players in which stones are placed on a board marked with a grid, the object being to capture territory on the board
[from Japanese]


abbreviation for
(Military) general order



v. went, gone, go•ing, v.i.
1. to move or proceed, esp. to or from something: to go home.
2. to leave a place; depart: Go Away!
3. to keep or be in motion; function or operate: The engine is going now.
4. to become as specified: to go mad.
5. to continue in a certain state or condition; be habitually: to go barefoot.
6. to act as specified: Go warily.
7. to act so as to come into a certain state or condition: to go to sleep.
8. to be known: to go by a false name.
9. to reach or give access to: This door goes outside.
10. to pass or elapse: The time went fast.
11. to be applied, allotted, etc., to a particular recipient or purpose: My money goes for food and rent.
12. to be sold: The house went for very little.
13. to be considered generally or usually: He's tall, as jockeys go.
14. to conduce or tend: This only goes to prove the point.
15. to result or end: How did the game go?
16. to belong; have a place: This book goes here.
17. (of colors, styles, etc.) to harmonize; be compatible; be suited.
18. to fit or extend: This belt won't go around my waist.
19. to be or become consumed, finished, etc.: The cake went fast.
20. to be or become discarded, dismissed, etc.: Those puns of yours have got to go!
21. to develop or proceed, esp. with reference to success or satisfaction: How is your new job going?
22. to move or proceed with remarkable speed or energy: Look at that airplane go!
23. to make a certain sound: The gun goes bang.
24. to be phrased, written, or composed: How does that song go?
25. to seek or have recourse; resort: to go to court.
26. to become worn-out, weakened, etc.
27. to die.
28. to fail or give way: The dike might go any minute.
29. to come into action; begin: Go when you hear the bell.
30. to make up a quantity or content: Sixteen ounces go to the pound.
31. to be or be able to be divided: Three goes into fifteen five times.
32. to contribute to an end result: the items that go to make up the total.
33. to have as one's goal; intend (usu. fol. by an infinitive): Their daughter is going to be a doctor.
34. to be permitted, approved, or the like: Around here, anything goes.
35. to be authoritative; be the final word: Whatever I say goes!
36. to subject oneself: Don't go to any trouble.
37. Informal. to proceed (used as an intensifier): Go figure that out.
38. Informal. to urinate or defecate.
39. to move or proceed with or according to: Going my way?
40. to share or participate in to the extent of: to go halves.
41. Informal. to risk, pay, afford, bet, or bid: I'll go fifty dollars for a ticket.
42. to yield, weigh, or grow to: This field will go two bales of cotton.
43. to assume the obligation or function of: His father went bail for him.
44. Informal. to say; remark (usu. used in recounting a conversation).
45. Informal. to endure or tolerate: I can't go his preaching.
46. go about,
a. to occupy oneself with; perform.
b. to change course at sea by tacking or wearing.
47. go after, to attempt to obtain; strive for.
48. go against, to be in conflict with or opposed to.
49. go ahead, to proceed without hesitation or delay.
50. go along, to agree; concur.
51. go around,
a. to be often in company.
b. to be sufficient for all.
c. to pass or circulate: A rumor is going around.
52. go at,
a. to assault; attack.
b. to begin or proceed vigorously.
53. go by,
a. to pass: Don't let this chance go by.
b. to be guided by.
54. go down,
a. to decrease or subside, as in amount or size.
b. to descend or sink.
c. to suffer defeat.
d. to be accepted or believed.
e. to be remembered in history or by posterity.
f. Slang. to happen; occur: What's been going down since I've been away?
g. Brit. to leave a university, permanently or at the end of a term.
55. go down on, Vulgar Slang. to perform fellatio or cunnilingus on.
56. go for,
a. to make an attempt at; try for: to go for a win.
b. to assault.
c. to favor; like.
d. to be used for the purpose of or be a substitute for: material that goes for silk.
57. go in for, to adopt as one's particular interest; occupy oneself with.
58. go into,
a. to discuss or investigate.
b. to undertake as one's study or work.
59. go in with, to join in a partnership or union; combine with.
60. go off,
a. to explode.
b. (of what has been expected or planned) to happen.
c. to leave, esp. suddenly.
61. go on,
a. to happen or take place.
b. to continue: Go on working.
c. to behave; act.
d. to talk effusively; chatter.
e. (used to express disbelief): Go on, you're kidding me.
f. to appear onstage in a theatrical performance.
62. go out,
a. to cease or fail to function: The lights went out.
b. to participate in social activities.
c. to take part in a strike.
63. go over,
a. to repeat; review.
b. to be effective or successful: The proposal didn't go over.
c. to examine.
d. to read; scan.
64. go through,
a. to bear; experience.
b. to examine or search carefully.
c. to be accepted or approved.
d. to use up; spend completely.
65. go through with, to persevere with to the end; bring to completion.
66. go under,
a. to fail.
b. (of a ship) to founder.
67. go up,
a. to be in the process of construction, as a building.
b. to increase in cost, value, etc.
c. Brit. to go to a university at the beginning of a term.
68. the act of going.
69. energy or spirit: She's got a lot of go.
70. a try at something; attempt: to have a go at the puzzle.
71. a successful accomplishment; success.
72. Informal. approval or permission, as to undertake something.
73. a boxing bout: the main go.
74. (esp. in aerospace) functioning properly; ready: All systems are go.
1. from the word go, from the very start.
2. go all out, to expend the greatest possible effort.
3. go it alone, to act or proceed independently.
4. go (out) with, Informal. to keep company with; court; date.
5. go to it, to begin vigorously and at once.
6. let go,
a. to free; release (sometimes fol. by of).
b. to cease to employ; dismiss.
c. to abandon one's inhibitions.
d. to dismiss; forget; discard.
7. let oneself go, to free oneself of inhibitions or restraint.
8. no go, Informal.
a. futile; useless.
b. canceled or aborted.
9. on the go,
a. very busy; active.
b. while traveling.
10. to go, for consumption off the premises where sold: pizza to go.
[before 900; Middle English gon, Old English gān, c. Old Saxon -gān, Old High German gēn]



a Japanese board game for two in which black and white stones are placed on intersecting lines in such a way as to capture the opponent's stones and thereby control the board. Also called I-go.
[1885–90; < Japanese]




or g.o.,

1. general office.
2. general order.


The past tense of go is went. The -ed participle is gone.

I went to Paris to visit friends.
Dad has gone to work already.
1. describing movement

You usually use the verb go to describe movement from one place to another.

See come (for when you use come instead of go)
2. leaving

Go is sometimes used to say that someone or something leaves a place.

'I must go,' she said.
Our train went at 2.25.
See leave
3. 'have gone' and 'have been'

If someone is visiting a place or now lives there, you can say that they have gone there.

He has gone to Argentina.
She'd gone to Tokyo to start a new job.

If someone has visited a place and has now returned, you usually say that they have been there. American speakers sometimes say that they have gone there.

I've never gone to Italy.
I've been to his house many times.
4. talking about activities

You can use go with an -ing form to talk about activities.

Let's go shopping!
They go running together once a week.

You can also use go with for and a noun phrase to talk about activities.

Would you like to go for a swim?
We're going for a bike ride.
He went for a walk.

Be Careful!
Don't use go with a to-infinitive to talk about activities. Don't say, for example, 'He went to walk'.

5. 'go and'

To go and do something means to move from one place to another in order to do it.

I'll go and see him in the morning.
I went and fetched a glass from the kitchen.
6. 'be going to'

If you say that something is going to happen, you mean that it will happen soon, or that you intend it to happen.

She told him she was going to leave her job.
I'm not going to let anyone hurt you.
7. used to mean 'become'

Go is sometimes used to mean 'become'.

The water had gone cold.
I'm going bald.
See become


Past participle: gone
Gerund: going

I go
you go
he/she/it goes
we go
you go
they go
I went
you went
he/she/it went
we went
you went
they went
Present Continuous
I am going
you are going
he/she/it is going
we are going
you are going
they are going
Present Perfect
I have gone
you have gone
he/she/it has gone
we have gone
you have gone
they have gone
Past Continuous
I was going
you were going
he/she/it was going
we were going
you were going
they were going
Past Perfect
I had gone
you had gone
he/she/it had gone
we had gone
you had gone
they had gone
I will go
you will go
he/she/it will go
we will go
you will go
they will go
Future Perfect
I will have gone
you will have gone
he/she/it will have gone
we will have gone
you will have gone
they will have gone
Future Continuous
I will be going
you will be going
he/she/it will be going
we will be going
you will be going
they will be going
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been going
you have been going
he/she/it has been going
we have been going
you have been going
they have been going
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been going
you will have been going
he/she/it will have been going
we will have been going
you will have been going
they will have been going
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been going
you had been going
he/she/it had been going
we had been going
you had been going
they had been going
I would go
you would go
he/she/it would go
we would go
you would go
they would go
Past Conditional
I would have gone
you would have gone
he/she/it would have gone
we would have gone
you would have gone
they would have gone
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.go - a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)go - a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); "it's my go"; "a spell of work"
duty period, work shift, shift - the time period during which you are at work
2.go - street names for methylenedioxymethamphetaminego - street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
MDMA, methylenedioxymethamphetamine - a stimulant drug that is chemically related to mescaline and amphetamine and is used illicitly for its euphoric and hallucinogenic effects; it was formerly used in psychotherapy but in 1985 it was declared illegal in the United States; "MDMA is often used at parties because it enables partygoers to remain active for long periods of time"
3.go - a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"
attempt, effort, try, endeavor, endeavour - earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
4.go - a board game for two players who place counters on a gridgo - a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; the object is to surround and so capture the opponent's counters
board game - a game played on a specially designed board
Nihon, Nippon, Japan - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
Verb1.go - change locationgo - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "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"; "news travelled fast"
circulate, go around, spread - become widely known and passed on; "the rumor spread"; "the story went around in the office"
carry - cover a certain distance or advance beyond; "The drive carried to the green"
ease - move gently or carefully; "He eased himself into the chair"
whish - move with a whishing sound; "The car whished past her"
float - move lightly, as if suspended; "The dancer floated across the stage"
swap - move (a piece of a program) into memory, in computer science
seek - go to or towards; "a liquid seeks its own level"
whine - move with a whining sound; "The bullets were whining past us"
fly - be dispersed or disseminated; "Rumors and accusations are flying"
ride - move like a floating object; "The moon rode high in the night sky"
come - cover a certain distance; "She came a long way"
ghost - move like a ghost; "The masked men ghosted across the moonlit yard"
betake oneself - displace oneself; go from one location to another
overfly, pass over - fly over; "The plane passed over Damascus"
travel - undergo transportation as in a vehicle; "We travelled North on Rte. 508"
wend - direct one's course or way; "wend your way through the crowds"
do - travel or traverse (a distance); "This car does 150 miles per hour"; "We did 6 miles on our hike every day"
raft - travel by raft in water; "Raft the Colorado River"
get about, get around - move around; move from place to place; "How does she get around without a car?"
resort, repair - move, travel, or proceed toward some place; "He repaired to his cabin in the woods"
cruise - travel at a moderate speed; "Please keep your seat belt fastened while the plane is reaching cruising altitude"
journey, travel - travel upon or across; "travel the oceans"
come, come up - move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody; "He came singing down the road"; "Come with me to the Casbah"; "come down here!"; "come out of the closet!"; "come into the room"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
round - wind around; move along a circular course; "round the bend"
trundle - move heavily; "the streetcar trundled down the avenue"
push - move strenuously and with effort; "The crowd pushed forward"
travel purposefully - travel volitionally and in a certain direction with a certain goal
swing - change direction with a swinging motion; turn; "swing back"; "swing forward"
rove, stray, roam, vagabond, wander, swan, ramble, range, drift, tramp, cast, roll - move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town"
take the air, walk - take a walk; go for a walk; walk for pleasure; "The lovers held hands while walking"; "We like to walk every Sunday"
meander, thread, wind, wander, weave - to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course; "the river winds through the hills"; "the path meanders through the vineyards"; "sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body"
spirt, spurt, forge - move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy
crawl, creep - move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground; "The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed"
scramble - to move hurriedly; "The friend scrambled after them"
slither, slide - to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly; "They slid through the wicket in the big gate"
roll, wheel - move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle; "The President's convoy rolled past the crowds"
glide - move smoothly and effortlessly
jounce, bounce - move up and down repeatedly
breeze - to proceed quickly and easily
be adrift, drift, float, blow - be in motion due to some air or water current; "The leaves were blowing in the wind"; "the boat drifted on the lake"; "The sailboat was adrift on the open sea"; "the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore"
play - move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly; "The spotlights played on the politicians"
float, swim - be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom
swim - move as if gliding through water; "this snake swims through the soil where it lives"
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"
2.go - 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"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
work - proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity; "work your way through every problem or task"; "She was working on her second martini when the guests arrived"; "Start from the bottom and work towards the top"
venture, embark - proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers; "We ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer"
steamroll, steamroller - proceed with great force; "The new teacher tends to steamroller"
3.go - move away from a place into another direction; "Go away before I start to cry"; "The train departs at noon"
shove along, shove off, blow - leave; informal or rude; "shove off!"; "The children shoved along"; "Blow now!"
exit, get out, go out, leave - move out of or depart from; "leave the room"; "the fugitive has left the country"
come, come up - move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody; "He came singing down the road"; "Come with me to the Casbah"; "come down here!"; "come out of the closet!"; "come into the room"
4.go - enter or assume a certain state or conditiongo - 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!"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
sober up, sober - become sober after excessive alcohol consumption; "Keep him in bed until he sobers up"
sober, sober up - become more realistic; "After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up"
work - arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion; "The stitches of the hem worked loose after she wore the skirt many times"
take effect - go into effect or become effective or operative; "The new law will take effect next month"
run - change from one state to another; "run amok"; "run rogue"; "run riot"
take - be seized or affected in a specified way; "take sick"; "be taken drunk"
break - come into being; "light broke over the horizon"; "Voices broke in the air"
settle - become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet; "The roar settled to a thunder"; "The wind settled in the West"; "it is settling to rain"; "A cough settled in her chest"; "Her mood settled into lethargy"
5.go - be awarded; be allotted; "The first prize goes to Mary"; "Her money went on clothes"
6.go - have a particular form; "the story or argument runs as follows"; "as the saying goes..."
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
7.go - 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"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets"
be - occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"
come - extend or reach; "The water came up to my waist"; "The sleeves come to your knuckles"
ray, radiate - extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center; "spokes radiate from the hub of the wheel"; "This plants radiate spines in all directions"
range, run - change or be different within limits; "Estimates for the losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billion"; "Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent"; "The instruments ranged from tuba to cymbals"; "My students range from very bright to dull"
go deep, go far - extend in importance or range; "His accomplishments go far"
8.go - follow a certain course; "The inauguration went well"; "how did your interview go?"
hap, happen, occur, come about, take place, go on, pass off, fall out, pass - come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
drag on, drag out, drag - proceed for an extended period of time; "The speech dragged on for two hours"
fare, get along, make out, do, come - proceed or get along; "How is she doing in her new job?"; "How are you making out in graduate school?"; "He's come a long way"
9.go - be abolished or discarded; "These ugly billboards have to go!"; "These luxuries all had to go under the Khmer Rouge"
disappear, vanish, go away - get lost, as without warning or explanation; "He disappeared without a trace"
10.go - be or continue to be in a certain condition; "The children went hungry that day"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
11.go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
snarl - make a snarling noise or move with a snarling noise; "Bullets snarled past us"
sing, whistle - make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound; "the kettle was singing"; "the bullet sang past his ear"
cause to be perceived - have perceptible qualities
blow - make a sound as if blown; "The whistle blew"
ting - make a light, metallic sound; go `ting'
make noise, noise, resound - emit a noise
splat - give off the sound of a bullet flattening on impact
twang - sound with a twang; "the bowstring was twanging"
clang, clangor - make a loud noise; "clanging metal"
clank - make a clank; "the train clanked through the village"
clangor, clangour - make a loud resonant noise; "the alarm clangored throughout the building"
boom out, boom - make a deep hollow sound; "Her voice booms out the words of the song"
drum, thrum, beat - make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night"
rattle - make short successive sounds
ticktack, ticktock, tick, beat - make a sound like a clock or a timer; "the clocks were ticking"; "the grandfather clock beat midnight"
resonate, vibrate - sound with resonance; "The sound resonates well in this theater"
crash - make a sudden loud sound; "the waves crashed on the shore and kept us awake all night"
tweet, twirp - make a weak, chirping sound; "the small bird was tweeting in the tree"
skirl - make a shrill, wailing sound; "skirling bagpipes"
gurgle - make sounds similar to gurgling water; "The baby gurgled with satisfaction when the mother tickled it"
glug - make a gurgling sound as of liquid issuing from a bottle; "the wine bottles glugged"
blow - sound by having air expelled through a tube; "The trumpets blew"
whish - make a sibilant sound
guggle - make a sound like a liquid that is being poured from a bottle
ping - make a short high-pitched sound; "the bullet pinged when they struck the car"
ping, pink, knock - sound like a car engine that is firing too early; "the car pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline"; "The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded"
trump - produce a sound as if from a trumpet
squelch - make a sucking sound
chug - make a dull, explosive sound; "the engine chugged down the street"
ring, peal - sound loudly and sonorously; "the bells rang"
bombilate, bombinate, buzz - make a buzzing sound; "bees were buzzing around the hive"
chime - emit a sound; "bells and gongs chimed"
rustle - make a dry crackling sound; "rustling silk"; "the dry leaves were rustling in the breeze"
crack, snap - make a sharp sound; "his fingers snapped"
crack - make a very sharp explosive sound; "His gun cracked"
beep, claxon, honk, toot, blare - make a loud noise; "The horns of the taxis blared"
whistle - make whistling sounds; "He lay there, snoring and whistling"
resound, reverberate, ring, echo - ring or echo with sound; "the hall resounded with laughter"
thud, thump - make a dull sound; "the knocker thudded against the front door"
clop, clump, clunk, plunk - make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground
patter, pitter-patter - make light, rapid and repeated sounds; "gently pattering rain"
pink, rap, knock, tap - make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
tick, click - make a clicking or ticking sound; "The clock ticked away"
chatter, click - click repeatedly or uncontrollably; "Chattering teeth"
pop - make a sharp explosive noise; "The cork of the champagne bottle popped"
chink, tink, tinkle, clink - make or emit a high sound; "tinkling bells"
slosh, slush, splosh, splash - make a splashing sound; "water was splashing on the floor"
thrum, hum - sound with a monotonous hum
bleep - emit a single short high-pitched signal; "The computer bleeped away"
rumble, grumble - make a low noise; "rumbling thunder"
boom, din - make a resonant sound, like artillery; "His deep voice boomed through the hall"
bang - to produce a sharp often metallic explosive or percussive sound; "One of them banged the sash of the window nearest my bed"
12.go - 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"
double - do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions; "She doubles as his wife and secretary"
roll - begin operating or running; "The cameras were rolling"; "The presses are already rolling"
run - be operating, running or functioning; "The car is still running--turn it off!"
cut - function as a cutting instrument; "This knife cuts well"
work - operate in or through; "Work the phones"
service, serve - be used by; as of a utility; "The sewage plant served the neighboring communities"; "The garage served to shelter his horses"
13.go - to be spent or finished; "The money had gone after a few days"; "Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest"
go - be spent; "All my money went for food and rent"
end, cease, terminate, finish, stop - have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
14.go - progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
15.go - continue to live through hardship or adversity; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"; "how long can a person last without food and water?"
live, be - have life, be alive; "Our great leader is no more"; "My grandfather lived until the end of war"
subsist, exist, survive, live - support oneself; "he could barely exist on such a low wage"; "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?"; "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day"
hold water, stand up, hold up - resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.; "Her shoes won't hold up"; "This theory won't hold water"
perennate - survive from season to season, of plants
live out - live out one's life; live to the end
16.go - 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"
collocate with, construe with, cooccur with, co-occur with, go with - go or occur together; "The word 'hot' tends to cooccur with 'cold'"
17.go - pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain lifego - pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
abort - cease development, die, and be aborted; "an aborting fetus"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
asphyxiate, stifle, suffocate - be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child suffocated under the pillow"
buy it, pip out - be killed or die;
drown - die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating; "The child drowned in the lake"
predecease - die before; die earlier than; "She predeceased her husband"
conk out, go bad, break down, die, fail, give out, give way, break, go - 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"
starve, famish - die of food deprivation; "The political prisoners starved to death"; "Many famished in the countryside during the drought"
die - suffer or face the pain of death; "Martyrs may die every day for their faith"
fall - die, as in battle or in a hunt; "Many soldiers fell at Verdun"; "Several deer have fallen to the same gun"; "The shooting victim fell dead"
succumb, yield - be fatally overwhelmed
18.go - be in the right place or situationgo - 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?"
be - occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"
19.go - be ranked or compare; "This violinist is as good as Juilliard-trained violinists go"
compare - be comparable; "This car does not compare with our line of Mercedes"
20.go - begin or set in motion; "I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go!"
come on, go on, come up - start running, functioning, or operating; "the lights went on"; "the computer came up"
get off the ground, take off - get started or set in motion, used figuratively; "the project took a long time to get off the ground"
21.go - have a turn; make one's move in a game; "Can I go now?"
make a motion, move - propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting
bluff, bluff out - deceive an opponent by a bold bet on an inferior hand with the result that the opponent withdraws a winning hand
stalemate - subject to a stalemate
castle - move the king two squares toward a rook and in the same move the rook to the square next past the king
serve - put the ball into play; "It was Agassi's turn to serve"
open - make the opening move; "Kasparov opened with a standard opening"
cast, draw - choose at random; "draw a card"; "cast lots"
ruff, trump - play a trump
maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, operate - perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
check - decline to initiate betting
22.go - be contained in; "How many times does 18 go into 54?"
23.go - be sounded, played, or expressed; "How does this song go again?"
24.go - blend or harmonizego - blend or harmonize; "This flavor will blend with those in your dish"; "This sofa won't go with the chairs"
fit, go - be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired; "This piece won't fit into the puzzle"
accord, concord, fit in, harmonise, harmonize, consort, agree - go together; "The colors don't harmonize"; "Their ideas concorded"
25.go - lead, extend, or afford access; "This door goes to the basement"; "The road runs South"
be - occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"
26.go - be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired; "This piece won't fit into the puzzle"
tessellate - fit together exactly, of identical shapes; "triangles tessellate"
joint - fit as if by joints; "The boards fit neatly"
blend in, blend, go - blend or harmonize; "This flavor will blend with those in your dish"; "This sofa won't go with the chairs"
fit - conform to some shape or size; "How does this shirt fit?"
27.go - go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way; "Who rifled through my desk drawers?"
search - subject to a search; "The police searched the suspect"; "We searched the whole house for the missing keys"
28.go - be spent; "All my money went for food and rent"
run low, run short, go - to be spent or finished; "The money had gone after a few days"; "Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest"
29.go - give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number; "I plumped for the losing candidates"
choose, pick out, select, take - pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
30.go - 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"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
break - render inoperable or ineffective; "You broke the alarm clock when you took it apart!"
croak, decease, die, drop dead, buy the farm, cash in one's chips, give-up the ghost, kick the bucket, pass away, perish, snuff it, pop off, expire, conk, exit, choke, go, pass - pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
go down, crash - stop operating; "My computer crashed last night"; "The system goes down at least once a week"
blow out, burn out, blow - melt, break, or become otherwise unusable; "The lightbulbs blew out"; "The fuse blew"
misfire - fail to fire or detonate; "The guns misfired"
malfunction, misfunction - fail to function or function improperly; "the coffee maker malfunctioned"
Adj.1.go - functioning correctly and ready for action; "all systems are go"
no-go - not functioning properly or in suitable condition for proceeding; "the space launch was no-go"


1. move, travel, advance, journey, proceed, pass, fare (archaic), set off It took us an hour to go three miles.
move remain, stop, stay, reach, arrive, halt
3. lead, run, reach, spread, extend, stretch, connect, span, give access There's a mountain road that goes from Blairstown to Millbrook Village.
4. elapse, pass, flow, fly by, expire, lapse, slip away The week has gone so quickly!
5. be given, be spent, be awarded, be allotted The money goes to projects chosen by the Board.
6. be over, end, pass, finish, disappear, cease, vanish, pass away Those days have gone forever.
7. be dismissed, be fired, be discharged, be laid off, get the sack, get the chop, get your P45 (informal) He had made a humiliating tactical error, and had to go.
8. belong, be kept, be located, be situated The shoes go on the shoe shelf.
9. die, perish, pass away, buy it (U.S. slang), expire, check out (U.S. slang), kick it (slang), croak (slang), give up the ghost, snuff it (informal), peg out (informal), kick the bucket (slang), peg it (informal), cark it (Austral. & N.Z. slang), pop your clogs (informal) I want you to have my jewellery after I've gone.
10. become, get, turn You'd better serve it up before it goes cold.
11. proceed, develop, turn out, work out, fare, fall out, roll up, pan out (informal) She says everything is going smoothly.
12. function, work, run, move, operate, perform My car isn't going very well at the moment.
function break (down), stop, fail, malfunction
13. sound, ring, toll, chime, peal The bell went for the break.
14. match, blend, correspond, fit, suit, chime, harmonize That jacket and those trousers don't really go.
15. be used up, be spent, be exhausted After a couple of years, all her money had gone.
16. serve, help, tend It just goes to prove you can't trust anyone.
1. attempt, try, effort, bid, shot (informal), crack (informal), essay, stab (informal), whirl (informal), whack (informal) It took us two goes to get the colour right.
2. turn, shot (informal), spell, stint Whose go is it next?
3. (Informal) energy, life, drive, spirit, pep, vitality, vigour, verve, welly (slang), force, get-up-and-go (informal), oomph (informal), brio, vivacity For an old woman she still has a lot of go in her.
go about something
1. tackle, begin, approach, undertake, set about I want him back, but I just don't know how to go about it.
2. engage in, perform, conduct, pursue, practise, ply, carry on with, apply yourself to, busy or occupy yourself with We were simply going about our business when we were pounced on by the police.
go ahead continue, begin, go on, advance, progress, proceed, go forward The board will vote today on whether to go ahead with the plan.
go along with someone accompany, join, escort I went along with my brother to see the match.
go along with something agree, follow, cooperate, concur, assent, acquiesce Whatever the majority decision, I'm prepared to go along with it.
go around or round circulate, spread There's a nasty rumour going around about him.
go at something set about, start, begin, tackle, set to, get down to, wade into, get to work on, make a start on, get cracking on (informal), address yourself to, get weaving on (informal) He went at this unpleasant task with grim determination.
go away leave, withdraw, exit, depart, move out, go to hell (informal), decamp, hook it (slang), slope off, pack your bags (informal), make tracks, get on your bike (Brit. slang), bog off (Brit. slang), sling your hook (Brit. slang) I wish he'd just go away and leave me alone.
go back return, revert I decided to go back to bed.
go back on something repudiate, break, forsake, retract, renege on, desert, back out of, change your mind about The budget crisis has forced the President to go back on his word.
go by pass, proceed, elapse, flow on, move onward My grandmother was becoming more and more frail as time went by.
go by something obey, follow, adopt, observe, comply with, heed, submit to, be guided by, take as guide If they can prove that I'm wrong, then I'll go by what they say.
go down
1. fall, drop, decline, slump, decrease, fall off, dwindle, lessen, ebb, depreciate, become lower Crime has gone down 70 per cent.
2. lose, be beaten, go under, suffer defeat They went down 2-1 to Australia.
3. set, sink the glow left in the sky after the sun has gone down
4. sink, founder, go under, be submerged The ship went down during a training exercise.
5. be remembered, be recorded, be recalled, be commemorated It will go down as one of the highlights of my career.
go down with something fall ill with, catch, get, develop, contract, succumb to The whole family have gone down with flu.
go far be successful, advance, progress, succeed, get on (informal), do well, cut it (informal), get ahead (informal), make your mark, make a name for yourself With your talent, you will go far.
go for someone
1. prefer, like, choose, favour, admire, be attracted to, be fond of, hold with I tend to go for large dark men.
2. attack, assault, assail, spring upon, rush upon, launch yourself at, set about or upon Patrick went for him, grabbing him by the throat.
3. scold, attack, blast, criticize, flame (informal), put down, tear into (informal), diss (slang, chiefly U.S.), impugn, lambast(e) My mum went for me because I hadn't told her where I was going.
go for something
1. choose, take, pick, adopt, opt for, decide on, espouse, fix on, plump for, settle upon People tried to persuade him to go for a more gradual reform program.
2. try to get, reach for, clutch at, stretch for His opponent impeded him as he went for the ball.
go in for something participate in, pursue, take part in, undertake, embrace, practise, engage in, espouse They go in for tennis and bowls.
go into something
1. investigate, consider, study, research, discuss, review, examine, pursue, probe, analyse, look into, delve into, work over, scrutinize, inquire into I'd like to go into this matter in a bit more detail.
2. enter, begin, participate in He has decided to go into the tourism business.
go off
1. depart, leave, quit, go away, move out, decamp, hook it (slang), slope off, pack your bags (informal), bog off (Brit. slang) She just went off without saying a word to anyone.
2. explode, fire, blow up, detonate A gun went off somewhere in the distance.
3. sound, ring, toll, chime, peal The fire alarm went off.
4. take place, happen, occur, come off (informal), come about The meeting went off all right.
5. (Informal) go bad, turn, spoil, rot, go stale Don't eat that! It's gone off!
go on
1. happen, occur, take place I don't know what's going on.
2. continue, last, stay, proceed, carry on, keep going the necessity for the war to go on
go on about something ramble on, carry on, chatter, waffle (informal, chiefly Brit.), witter (on) (informal), rabbit on (Brit. informal), prattle, blether They're always going on about choice and market forces.
go on doing something or go on with something continue, pursue, proceed, carry on, stick to, persist, keep on, keep at, persevere, stick at Go on with your work.
go out
1. see someone, court, date (informal, chiefly U.S.), woo, go steady (informal), be romantically involved with They've been going out for six weeks now.
2. be extinguished, die out, fade out The bedroom light went out after a moment.
go over something
1. examine, study, review, revise, inspect, work over An accountant has gone over the books.
2. rehearse, read, scan, reiterate, skim over, peruse We went over our lines together before the show.
go through be completed, be approved, be concluded, be carried through The bill might have gone through if the economy had been growing.
go through something
1. suffer, experience, bear, endure, brave, undergo, tolerate, withstand He was going through a very difficult time.
2. search, look through, rummage through, rifle through, hunt through, fossick through (Austral. & N.Z.), ferret about in It was evident that someone had been going through my possessions.
3. examine, check, search, explore, look through, work over Going through his list of customers is a massive job.
4. use up, exhaust, consume, squander He goes through around £500 a week.
go through with something carry on, continue, pursue, keep on, persevere Richard pleaded with Belinda not to go through with the divorce.
go together
1. harmonize, match, agree, accord, fit, make a pair Red wine and oysters don't really go together.
2. (Informal) go out, court, date (informal, chiefly U.S.), go steady (informal) We met a month ago and we've been going together ever since.
go under
1. fail, die, sink, go down, fold (informal), founder, succumb, go bankrupt If one firm goes under it could provoke a cascade of bankruptcies.
2. sink, go down, founder, submerge The ship went under, taking with her all her crew.
go up increase, rise, mount, soar, get higher Interest rates have gone up again.
go without something be deprived of, want, lack, be denied, do without, abstain, go short, deny yourself I have known what it is like to go without food for days.
go with something match, suit, blend, correspond with, agree with, fit, complement, harmonize Does this tie go with this shirt?
no go impossible, not on (informal), vain, hopeless, futile I tried to get him to change his mind, but it was no go.


1. To move along a particular course:
2. To proceed in a specified direction:
3. To move or proceed away from a place:
Slang: blow, split, take off.
4. To look to when in need:
5. To proceed on a certain course or for a certain distance:
6. To change or fluctuate within limits:
7. To perform a function effectively:
8. To move toward a termination:
9. To have a proper or suitable place:
10. To move past in time.Also used with by:
11. To be depleted:
12. To fall in:
Idiom: give way.
13. To cease living:
Informal: pop off.
Idioms: bite the dust, breathe one's last, cash in, give up the ghost, go to one's grave, kick the bucket, meet one's end, pass on to the Great Beyond, turn up one's toes.
14. To do or fare well:
Slang: score.
Idioms: get somewhere, go great guns, go strong.
15. To turn out well:
Slang: click.
16. To put up with:
Informal: lump.
Idioms: take it, take it lying down.
17. Informal. To put up as a stake in a game or speculation:
18. Informal. To make an offer of:
phrasal verb
go along
To agree to cooperate or participate:
Informal: play along.
phrasal verb
go around
1. To pass around but not through:
2. To become known far and wide:
Idiom: go the rounds.
phrasal verb
go at
1. To set upon with violent force:
2. To start work on vigorously:
Idiom: hop to it.
phrasal verb
go away
1. To move or proceed away from a place:
Slang: blow, split, take off.
2. To move toward a termination:
phrasal verb
go back
To go again to a former place:
phrasal verb
go down
1. To come to the ground suddenly and involuntarily:
Idiom: take a fall.
2. To undergo capture, defeat, or ruin:
phrasal verb
go far
To gain success:
phrasal verb
go for
1. Informal. To be favorably disposed toward:
2. Informal. To receive pleasure from:
Slang: dig.
3. To require a specified price:
phrasal verb
go in
To come or go into (a place):
Nautical: put in.
Idioms: gain entrance, set foot in.
phrasal verb
go off
To release or cause to release energy suddenly and violently, especially with a loud noise:
phrasal verb
go on
1. To be in existence or in a certain state for an indefinitely long time:
2. To continue without halting despite difficulties or setbacks:
Idioms: hang in there, keep going , keep it up.
3. Informal. To talk volubly, persistently, and usually inconsequentially:
Informal: spiel.
Slang: gab, gas, jaw, yak.
phrasal verb
go out
To be with another person socially on a regular basis:
Informal: take out.
phrasal verb
go over
1. To turn out well:
Slang: click.
2. To look at carefully or critically:
Informal: case.
Idiom: give a going-over.
3. To give a recapitulation of the salient facts of:
Informal: recap.
phrasal verb
go through
To participate in or partake of personally:
Archaic: prove.
phrasal verb
go under
1. To undergo capture, defeat, or ruin:
2. To undergo sudden financial failure:
Informal: fold.
Idioms: go belly up, go bust, go on the rocks, go to the wall.
phrasal verb
go up
To move upward on or along:
phrasal verb
go with
To be in keeping with:
1. A trying to do or make something:
Informal: shot.
Slang: take.
Archaic: assay.
2. A brief trial:
Informal: fling, shot, whack, whirl.
3. A limited, often assigned period of activity, duty, or opportunity:
bout, hitch, inning (often used in plural), shift, spell, stint, stretch, time, tour, trick, turn, watch.
4. Informal. Capacity or power for work or vigorous activity:
Informal. In a state of preparedness:
Slang: together.
Idioms: all set, in working order.
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[gəʊ] (went (vb: pt) (gone (pp)))
When go is part of a set combination such as go cheap, go far, go down the tube, look up the other word.
1. (= move, travel) → ir
she was going too fastiba demasiado rápido
to go and do sthir a hacer algo
I'll go and seevoy a ver
I'll go and fetch it for youte lo voy a buscar
he went and shut the doorcerró la puerta
now you've gone and done it!¡ahora sí que la has hecho buena!
to go and see sb; go to see sbir a ver a algn
to go along a corridorir por un pasillo
we can talk as we gopodemos hablar por el camino
add the sugar, stirring as you goañada el azúcar, removiendo al mismo tiempo, añada el azúcar, sin dejar de remover
to go at 30 mphir a 30 millas por hora
to go by car/bicycleir en coche/bicicleta
the train goes from London to Glasgowel tren va de Londres a Glasgow
to go homeirse a casa
to go on a journeyir de viaje
there he goes!¡ahí va!
to go to a partyir a una fiesta
to go to the doctor('s)ir al médico
she's gone to the optician('s) for a sight testha ido al oculista a graduarse la vista
she went to the headmasterfue a ver al director
the child went to his motherel niño fue a or hacia su madre
to go to sb for adviceconsultar a algn
where do we go from here? (fig) → ¿qué hacemos ahora?
halt, who goes there?alto, ¿quién va or vive?
2. (= depart) [person] → irse, marcharse; [train, coach] → salir
I'm going nowme voy ya, me marcho ya
"where's Judy?" - "she's gone"-¿dónde está Judy? -se ha ido or se ha marchado
"food to go" (US) → "comida para llevar"
3. (euph) (= die) → irse
after I've gonecuando yo me haya ido
4. (= disappear) [object] → desaparecer; [money] → gastarse; [time] → pasar
the cake is all gonese ha acabado todo el pastel
gone are the days whenya pasaron los días cuando ...
that sideboard will have to gotendremos que deshacernos de ese aparador
military service must go!¡fuera con el servicio militar!
there goes my chance of promotion!¡adiós a mi ascenso!
only two days to gosólo faltan dos días
eight down and two to goocho hechos y dos por hacer
see also missing A1
5. (= be sold) → venderse (for por, en) it went for £100se vendió por or en 100 libras
it's going cheapse vende barato
going, going, gone! (at auction) → ¡a la una, a las dos, a las tres!
6. (= extend) → extenderse, llegar
the garden goes down to the lakeel jardín se extiende or llega hasta el lago
a huge sweater that goes down to my kneesun jersey enorme que me llega hasta las rodillas
money doesn't go far nowadayshoy día el dinero apenas da para nada
he went up to £1,000 (at auction) → llegó a las 1.000 libras
7. (= function) [machine] → funcionar
it's a magnificent car but it doesn't goes un coche magnífico, pero no funciona
I couldn't get the car to go at allno podía arrancar el coche
the washing machine was going so I didn't hear the phonela lavadora estaba en marcha, así es que no oí el teléfono
to make sth go; get sth goingponer algo en marcha
8. (= endure) → aguantar
I don't know how much longer we can go without foodno sé cuánto tiempo más podremos aguantar sin comida
to go hungry/thirstypasar hambre/sed
9. (with activities, hobbies) to go fishing/riding/swimmingir a pescar/montar a caballo/nadar
to go for a walkdar un paseo
to go for a swimir a nadar or a bañarse
10. (= progress) → ir
the meeting went wellla reunión fue bien
how did the exam go?¿cómo te fue en el examen?
how's it going? how goes it? what goes? (US) → ¿qué tal?, ¿qué tal va?, ¡qué hubo! (Mex, Chile)
we'll see how things goveremos cómo van las cosas
to make a party go (with a swing)dar ambiente a una fiesta
the day went slowlyel día pasó lentamente
all went well for him untiltodo le fue bien hasta que ...
11. (= match, combine with) [colours, clothes] → hacer juego, pegar (with con) mustard and lamb don't go; mustard doesn't go with lambla mostaza no va bien con el corderola mostaza no pega con el cordero
cava goes well with anythingel cava va bien or combina con todo
12. (= become)
For phrases with go and an adjective, such as to go bad, go soft, go pale, you should look under the adjective.
it's just gone sevenacaban de dar las siete
to go red/greenponerse rojo/verde
you're not going to go all sentimental/shy/religious on me!¡no te me pongas sentimental/tímido/religioso!, ¡no te hagas el sentimental/tímido/religioso conmigo!
to go communist [constituency, person] → volverse comunista
to go mad (lit, fig) → volverse loco
to go to sleepdormirse become, go, get
13. (= fit) → caber
it won't go in the caseno cabe en la maleta
4 into 3 won't go3 entre 4 no cabe
4 into 12 goes 3 times12 entre cuatro son tres, 12 dividido entre cuatro son tres
14. (= be accepted) → valer
anything goes >todo vale
that goes for me too (= applies to me) → eso va también por mí; (= I agree) → yo también estoy de acuerdo
see also say
15. (= fail) [material] → desgastarse; [chair, branch] → romperse; [elastic] → ceder; [fuse, light bulb] → fundirse; [sight, strength] → fallar
this jumper has gone at the elbowseste jersey se ha desgastado por los codos
his health is goingsu salud se está resintiendo
his hearing/mind is goingestá perdiendo el oído/la cabeza
his nerve was beginning to goestaba empezando a perder la sangre fría
her sight is goingle está empezando a fallar la vista
my voice has goneme he quedado afónico
16. (= be kept) → ir
where does this book go?¿dónde va este libro?
17. (= be available) there are several jobs goingse ofrecen varios puestos
there's a flat going hereaquí hay un piso libre
is there any tea going? (= is there any left?) → ¿queda té?; (= will you get me one?) → ¿me haces un té?
I'll take whatever is goingacepto lo que sea
18. (= get underway) whose turn is it to go? (in game) → ¿a quién le toca?, ¿quién va ahora?
go! (Sport) → ¡ya!
all systems go (Space) (also fig) → todo listo
from the word godesde el principio
there you go again! >¡otra vez con lo mismo!
19. (= be destined) [inheritance] → pasar; [fund] → destinarse
all his money goes on drinkse le va todo el dinero en alcohol
the inheritance went to his nephewla herencia pasó a su sobrino
the money goes to charityel dinero se destina a obras benéficas
the prize went to Fiona Lillyel premio fue para Fiona Lilly
the qualities which go to make him a great writerlas cualidades que le hacen un gran escritor
the money will go towards the holidayel dinero será para las vacaciones
20. (= sound) [doorbell, phone] → sonar
21. (= run) how does that song go? [tune] → ¿cómo va esa canción?; [words] → ¿cómo es la letra de esa canción?
the tune goes like thisla melodía va así
the story goes thatsegún dicen ...
22. (= do) → hacer
go like that (with your right hand)haz así (con la mano derecha)
23. (= go to the toilet) → ir al baño
I need to gotengo que ir al baño
24. (in set expressions)
it's a fairly good garage as garages goes un garaje bastante bueno, para como son normalmente los garajes
he's not bad, as estate agents gono es un mal agente inmobiliario, dentro de lo que cabe
let's get going! (= be on our way) → ¡vamos!, ¡vámonos!, ¡ándale! (Mex); (= start sth) → ¡manos a la obra!, ¡adelante!
to get going on or with sthponerse con algo
I've got to get going on or with my taxtengo que ponerme con los impuestos
once he gets goinguna vez que se pone ..., una vez que empieza ...
to keep going (= moving forward) → seguir; (= enduring) → resistir, aguantar; (= functioning) → seguir funcionando
to keep sb going: this medicine kept him goingesta medicina le daba fuerzas para seguir
a cup of coffee is enough to keep him going all morninguna taza de café le basta para funcionar toda la mañana
enough money to keep them going for a week or twosuficiente dinero para que pudiesen tirar or funcionar una o dos semanas
to keep sth going the workers are trying to keep the factory goinglos trabajadores están intentando mantener la fábrica en funcionamiento or en marcha
to let sb go (= release) → soltar a algn (euph) (= make redundant) → despedir a algn
let (me) go!¡suéltame!
we'll let it go at thatpor esta vez pase
you're wrong, but we'll let it gono llevas razón, pero vamos a dejarlo así
to let o.s. go (physically) → dejarse, descuidarse; (= have fun) → soltarse el pelo
to let go of sth/sbsoltar algo/a algn
see also far A2, A4
1. (= travel) [+ route] → hacer
which route does the number 29 go?¿qué itinerario hace el 29?
which way are you going?¿por dónde vais a ir?, ¿qué camino vais a tomar?
he went his waysiguió su camino
we had only gone a few kilometres whensólo llevábamos unos kilómetros cuando ...
to go it the car was really going itel coche iba a una buena marcha
see also distance A1
2. (= make) → hacer
the car went "bang!"el coche hizo "bang"
3. (= say) → soltar
"shut up!" he goes-¡cállate! -suelta
he goes to me, "what do you want?"va y me dice or me suelta: -¿qué quieres?
4. (Gambling) (= bet) → apostar
he went £50 on the redapostó 50 libras al rojo
I can only go £15sólo puedo llegar a 15 libras
5. to go one betterganar el remate
to go it aloneobrar por su cuenta
I'm going/I was going to do itvoy/iba a hacerlo
it's going to rainva a llover
there's going to be troublese va a armar un lío, va a haber follón
to go doing sth don't go getting upset >venga, no te enfades
to go looking for sth/sbir a buscar algo/a algn
D. NOUN (goes (pl))
1. (= turn) whose go is it?¿a quién le toca?
it's your gote toca a ti
2. (= attempt) → intento m
to have a go (at doing sth)probar (a hacer algo)
shall I have a go?¿pruebo yo?, ¿lo intento yo?
to have another goprobar otra vez, intentarlo otra vez
at or in one gode un (solo) golpe
3. (= bout) he's had a bad go of fluha pasado una gripe muy mala
they've had a rough go of itlo han pasado mal, han pasado una mala racha
4. (= energy) → empuje m, energía f
to be full of goestar lleno de empuje or energía
there's no go about himno tiene empuje or energía
5. (= success)
to make a go of sthtener éxito en algo
6. it's all goaquí no se para nunca
it's all the gohace furor
to have a go at sb (physically) → atacar a algn; (verbally) → tomarla con algn
it's no goes inútil
on the go he's always on the gonunca para
to keep sb on the gotener a algn siempre en danza
I've got two projects on the gotengo dos proyectos en marcha
E. ADJECTIVE (Space) you are go for moon-landingestás listo para alunizar
all systems are go (lit, fig) → todo listo COME, GO
go about
1. (= move around) he goes about the house with no clothes onanda or va por la casa desnudo
2. (= set to work on) [+ task] → emprender; [+ problem] → abordar
how does one go about joining?¿qué hay que hacer para hacerse socio?
he knows how to go about itsabe lo que hay que hacer, sabe cómo hacerlo
3. (= busy o.s. with) to go about one's businessocuparse de sus cosas
1. (= circulate) [news, rumour] → correr, circular; [virus] → rodar
there's a rumour going about that they're getting marriedcorre or circula el rumor de que se van a casar
there's a bug going abouthay un virus por ahí rondando
he goes about in a Rollsse pasea por ahí en un Rolls
to go about barefoot/in torn jeansir descalzo/con unos vaqueros rotos
you shouldn't go about bullying people like that?no deberías ir por ahí intimidando a la gente de esa manera
2. (Naut) (= change direction) → virar
go across
A. VI + PREP [+ river, road] → cruzar, atravesar
B. VI + ADV (= cross) → cruzar
she's gone across to Mrs Kelly'sha ido enfrente or ha cruzado a casa de la señora Kelly
go after VI + PREP (= follow) → seguir; [+ criminal] → perseguir; [+ job, record] → andar tras; [+ girl] → andar tras, perseguir (hum)
we're not going after civilian targetsno vamos a por objetivos civiles
go against VI + PREP
1. (= be unfavourable to) [result, events, evidence] → ir en contra de
the decision went against himla decisión iba en contra de él
2. (= be contrary to) [+ principles, conscience] → ser contrario a
3. (= act against) [+ sb's wishes] → actuar en contra de
go ahead VI + ADV (= carry on) → seguir adelante (with con) the exhibition will go ahead as plannedla exposición seguirá adelante tal y como estaba planeado
go (right) ahead!¡adelante!
go along VI + ADV
1. (= proceed) → seguir
I'll tell you as we go alongte lo diré de camino
Cordy's having a party, shall we go along?Cordy da una fiesta, ¿vamos?
why don't you go along and see your doctor?¿por qué no vas al médico?
check as you go alongve corrigiendo sobre la marcha
I'm learning as I go alongvoy aprendiendo poco a poco
things are going along nicelylas cosas marchan bien
2. to go along with (= accompany) → acompañar; (= agree with) [+ person, idea] → estar de acuerdo con
we don't go along with thatno estamos de acuerdo con eso
go around
1. = go round A
2. what goes around comes arounda todos los cerdos les llega su sanmartín
B. VI + PREP = go round B
go at VI + PREP
1. (= attack) → atacar, arremeter contra
2. (= tackle) [+ job etc] → empecinarse en (hacer)
go away VI + ADV
1. [person] (= depart) → irse, marcharse; (on holiday) → irse de vacaciones
he's gone away with my keysse ha ido or marchado con mis llaves, se ha llevado mis llaves
go away!¡vete!, ¡lárgate!
I think we need to go away and think about thiscreo que ahora debemos pensárnoslo un poco
don't go away with the idea thatno te vayas con la idea de que ...
2. [pain, problem] → desaparecer
go back VI + ADV
1. (= return) → volver, regresar (to a)
to go back homevolver or regresar a casa
when do the schools go back?¿cuándo empieza el colegio?
the strikers have voted to go back to worklos huelguistas han votado en favor de volver al trabajo
he's gone back to his wifeha vuelto con su mujer
this dress will have to go back (to the shop)habrá que devolver este vestido
going back to the point you raised earlier,volviendo al tema que planteaste antes, ...
to go back to the beginningvolver al principio
see also go back to
2. (= retreat) → volverse atrás
there's no going back nowya no podemos volvernos atrás
3. (= extend) → extenderse
the path goes back to the riverel camino llega or se extiende hasta el río
the cave goes back 300 metresla cueva tiene 300 metros de fondola cueva tiene una extensión de 300 metros
4. (= date back) → remontarse
we go back a long waynos conocemos desde hace mucho
my memories don't go back so farmis recuerdos no se remontan tan lejos
it goes back to Elizabeth Ise remonta a Isabel I
the controversy goes back to 1929la controversia se remonta a 1929
5. (= change)
when do the clocks go back?¿cuándo hay que atrasar los relojes?
the clocks go back on Sundaylos relojes se atrasan el domingo
go back on VI + PREP [+ decision] → volverse atrás en; [+ promise] → incumplir
to go back on one's wordfaltar a su palabra
go back to VI + PREP (= revert to) → volver a
I sold the car and went back to a bicyclevendí el coche y volví a la bicicleta
he went back to his former habitsvolvió a sus antiguas costumbres
go back to sleep!¡vuelve a dormir!
see also go back
go before
A. VI + ADV (= precede) → preceder
all that has gone beforetodo lo que ha pasado antes
those who are or have gone before (euph) (= die) → aquellos que ya pasaron a mejor vida
B. VI + PREP the matter has gone before a grand juryel asunto se ha sometido a un gran jurado
go below VI + ADV (Naut) → bajar
go beyond VI + PREPir más allá de
in this series I have tried to go beyond the basicsen este serie he intentado ir más allá de lo básico or esencial
his interests went beyond political economysus intereses iban más allá de la economía política
go by
1. (= drop by) → pasarse por
can we go by Sally's house?¿podemos pasarnos por casa de Sally?
did you remember to go by the ironmonger's?¿te has acordado de pasarte por la ferretería?
2. (= be guided by) [+ watch, compass] → guiarse por
to go by appearancesguiarse por las apariencias
you can't go by thatno hay que dejarse guiar por eso
you can't go by what he saysno puedes fiarte de lo que dice
to go by the name ofllamarse
B. VI + ADV (= pass by) [opportunity] → pasar; [time] → pasar, transcurrir; [person, car] → pasar (cerca); (= overtake) → adelantar, rebasar (Mex)
in days gone byen tiempos pasados, antaño
as time goes bycon el tiempo, con el transcurso del tiempo
go down
A. VI + PREPbajar, descender
to go down a slopebajar (por) una pendiente
to go down a minebajar a una mina
1. (= descend) [sun] → ponerse; [person] (= go downstairs) → bajar
to go down to the coastbajar a la costa
go down to the bottom of the pagemira a pie de página
2. (= fall) [person, horse] → caerse
3. (= crash) [plane] → estrellarse, caer
4. (= sink) [ship, person] → hundirse
5. (= decrease, decline) [price, temperature] → bajar, descender; [tide, flood, water level] → bajar
he has gone down in my estimationha bajado en mi estima
the house has gone down in valuela casa ha perdido valor or se ha devaluado
this neighbourhood has really gone downeste barrio ha perdido mucho, este barrio ya no es lo que era
she's really gone down since I last saw her [sick person] → ha dado un buen bajón or ha empeorado mucho desde la última vez que la vi; [elderly person] → ha perdido muchas facultades desde la última vez que la vi
6. (= deflate) [balloon, airbed] → desinflarse, deshincharse (Sp)
the swelling in my leg has gone downme ha bajado la hinchazón de la pierna
7. (= be defeated) → perder
Italy went down against Brazil in the semi-finalItalia perdió ante Brasil en la semifinal
8. (Comput) (= break down) → bloquearse, dejar de funcionar
9. (= be remembered)
to go down in history/to posteritypasar a la historia/a la posteridad
see also go down as
10. (Brit) (Univ) (at end of term) → marcharse; (at end of degree) → terminar la carrera, dejar la universidad
11. (= be swallowed)
that omelette went down a treat >esa tortilla estaba riquísisma
it went down the wrong wayse me atragantó
12. (= be accepted, approved)
to go down well/badlyser bien/mal recibido
his speech didn't go down at all wellsu discurso fue muy mal recibido
that should go down well (with him)eso le va a gustar
I wonder how that will go down with her parentsme pregunto cómo les sentará eso a sus padres
13. (Theat) [curtain] → bajar; [lights] → apagarse
go down as VI + PREP (= be regarded as) → considerarse; (= be remembered as) → pasar a la historia como
it has to go down as the worst performance of my careerse considerará la peor actuación de mi carrera, pasará a la historia como la peor actuación de mi carrera
he will go down in history aspasará a la historia como ...
go down on VI + PREP to go down on sbchupárselo or chupársela a algn
go down with VI + PREP [+ illness, virus, food poisoning] → pillar, coger, agarrar (LAm)
go for VI + PREP
1. (= attack) (physically, verbally) → atacar
suddenly the dog went for mede pronto el perro me atacó or fue a por mí
go for him! (to dog) → ¡a él!
2. (= like, fancy) I don't go for his films very muchno me gustan mucho sus películas
I don't go for that sort of talkno me va esa clase de conversación
I could really go for him!¡me gusta muchísimo!, ¡me mola cantidad! (Sp)
I go for quiet, unassuming typesme gustan or me van más los tipos callados y sin pretensiones
3. (= strive for) → dedicarse a obtener
go for it! >¡a por ello!, ¡adelante!
I decided to go for it >decidí intentarlo
4. (= choose) → escoger, optar por
I'll go for the cream caramelpara mí flan
5. to have a lot going for one he has a lot going for himtiene mucho a su favor
the theory has a lot going for itla teoría cuenta con muchas ventajas
go forward VI + ADV
1. (= move ahead) [person, vehicle] → avanzar
2. (= change) [clocks] when do the clocks go forward?¿cuándo se adelantan los relojes?
3. (fig)
3.1. (= proceed) (with sth) → seguir adelante (with con) if we go forward with these radical proposalssi seguimos adelante con estas propuestas radicales ...
if our present plans go forward, we'll have to take on more staffsi nuestros planes actuales progresan or siguen adelante, tendremos que emplear a más personal
3.2. (= be put forward) [suggestion] → presentarse
go in VI + ADV
1. (= enter) → entrar
please do go inpase, por favor
they went in by the back doorentraron por la puerta trasera
2. (= attack) → atacar
the troops are going in tomorrowlas tropas atacarán mañana
British troops will not go in alonelas tropas británicas no serán las únicas en entrar en combate
3. (= fit) → caber
4. [sun] → ocultarse (behind tras, detrás de)
5. (Cricket) → entrar a batear
go in for VI + PREP
1. (= enter for) [+ race, competition] → presentarse a; [+ examination] → presentarse a
2. (= take as career) → dedicarse a
3. (= be interested in) [+ hobby, sport] → interesarse por
we don't go in for such things here (activities) → aquí esas cosas no se hacen
4. (= use) → utilizar
go into VI + PREP
1. (= enter) (lit) → entrar en
she went into the kitchenentró en la cocina
to go into politicsentrar en la política, dedicarse a la política
he doesn't want to go into industryno quiere dedicarse a la industria
he's thinking about going into the police forceestá pensando entrar en el cuerpo de policía
see also hiding A
2. (= go to) Ed has had to go into workEd ha tenido que ir a trabajar
he's had to go into hospitalha tenido que ingresar en el hospital
3. (= embark on) [+ explanation, details] → meterse en; (= investigate, examine) → examinar a fondo
let's not go into all that nowdejemos todo eso por ahora
4. (= fall into) [+ trance, coma] → entrar en
he went into fits of laughterle entró or le dio un ataque de risa
5. (= be spent on) [money, resources] → dedicarse a
a lot of money went into the researchse dedicó mucho dinero a la investigación
6. (Aut) to go into first gearmeter primera velocidad
they went into the back of a lorry in the iceresbalaron sobre el hielo y chocaron contra la parte trasera de un camión
go in with VI + PREPasociarse con, unirse con
we're going in with an American companynos vamos a unir a una empresa americana
she went in with her sister to buy the presententre ella y su hermana compraron el regalo
go off
1. (= leave) → marcharse, irse
he went off with the au pairse largó or se marchó con la chica au pair
2. (= stop) [TV, light, heating] → apagarse; [pain] → irse, pasarse
3. (= be activated) [bomb] → estallar; [gun] → dispararse; [alarm clock] → sonar
4. (= go bad) [food] → echarse a perder; [milk] → pasarse, echarse a perder
5. (= pass off) → salir
the party went off wellla fiesta salió bien
6. (to sleep) → quedarse dormido
I must have gone off for a few momentsdebo haberme quedado dormido unos instantes
he goes off to sleep the moment his head touches the pillowen cuanto pone la cabeza en la almohada se queda dormido
B. VI + PREP (= no longer like) [+ thing] → perder el gusto por; [+ person] → dejar de querer a
I've gone off the ideaya no me gusta la idea
go on
1. (= be guided by) [+ evidence] → basarse en
there isn't much evidence to go onno hay muchos indicios en los que basarse, no hay muchas pruebas en las que basarse
there's nothing to go onno hay nada en que basarse
what are you going on?¿en qué te basas?
the police had no clues to go onla policía no tenía pistas que le sirvieran de guía
2. (= like) I don't go much on thateso no me gusta
3. (= continue) to go on doing sthseguir haciendo algo, continuar haciendo algo
4. (= approach) she's going on 50anda cerca de la cincuentena, va para los cincuenta
Ann's 25 going on 50Ann tiene 25 años pero parece que tuviera 50
5. (= be spent on) most of their money goes on drinkla mayor parte del dinero se les va en bebida
6. (= start taking) [+ drug] → empezar a tomar
she's to go on the pilltiene que empezar a tomar la píldora
1. (= fit) the lid won't go onla tapa no le va
these shoes won't go onno me entran estos zapatos
2. (= continue) [war, talks] → seguir, continuar; [person] (on journey) → seguir el camino
I went on up the road and met Philippaseguí carretera arriba y me encontré con Philippa
everything is going on normallytodo sigue con normalidad
"so," he went on-así es que -continuó
go on! (= continue) → sigue, continúa; (giving encouragement) → ¡venga!; (showing incredulity) → ¡no digas bobadas!, ¡anda ya!, ¡venga ya!
to go on doing sthseguir or continuar haciendo algo
go on, tell me what the problem is!¡venga, dime cuál es el problema!
go on with your worksigue con tu trabajo
that'll do to be going on withcon eso basta por ahora
I've got enough to be going on withtengo suficiente por el momento
go on with you! (showing incredulity) → ¡no digas bobadas!, ¡anda ya!, ¡venga ya!
3. (= last) → durar
the concert went on until 11 o'clock at nightel concierto duró hasta las 11 de la noche
how long will this go on for?¿cuánto tiempo durará esto?
4. (= proceed)
to go on to do sthpasar a hacer algo
after having taught herself Italian, she went on to learn Arabicdespués de haber aprendido italiano por su cuenta, empezó a estudiar árabe
he went on to say thatañadió que ...
5. (= talk) he does go on sohabla más que siete, no para de hablar
to go on about sthno parar de hablar de algo, dar la tabarra or la matraca con algo
she's always going on about itnunca para de hablar de eso, siempre está con la misma cantinela
he's always going on about the government (= criticize) → siempre está echando pestes contra el gobierno
don't go on about it!¡déjalo ya!, ¡deja ya de dar la tabarra or la matraca con el tema!
6. (= nag)
to go on at sbdar la lata a algn (about con)
7. (= happen) → pasar, ocurrir
it had been going on in her absencehabía pasado no estando ella
there's something odd going onaquí hay gato encerrado
what's going on here?¿qué pasa or ocurre aquí?
8. (= pass, go by) [time, years] → pasar, transcurrir
9. (= come on) [lights, machine] → encenderse, prenderse (LAm)
10. (Theat) → salir (a escena)
11. (Sport) to go on as a substituteentrar como suplente
12. (= behave) what a way to go on! > (pej) → ¡qué manera de comportarse!
go on for VI + PREP (with numbers) he's going on for 60anda por los 60
it's going on for two o'clockson casi las dos, van a ser las dos
it's going on for 100km to VilafrancaVilafranca está a unos 100km de aquí
go out VI + ADV
1. (= be extinguished, switch off) [fire, light] → apagarse
to go out like a lightdormirse al instante, quedarse frito
2. (= exit) → salir
to go out of a roomsalir de un cuarto
to go out shoppingsalir de compras or de tiendas
to go out for a mealsalir a comer/cenar (fuera)
she goes out to worktrabaja (fuera)
to go out (of fashion)pasar de moda
the mail has gone outha salido el correo
there's a lot of money going out on household billsse gasta mucho dinero en facturas domésticas
you must go out and get a jobtienes que ponerte a encontrar trabajo
TV violence incites people to go out and cause troublela violencia en la televisión incita a la gente a salir a la calle y causar problemas
3. (romantically)
to go out with sbsalir con algn
how long have you been going out together?¿cuánto tiempo hace que salís juntos?
4. (= ebb) [tide] → bajar, menguar
5. (= travel) → viajar (to a) she went out to Bangkok to join her husbandviajó a Bangkok para reunirse con su esposo
6. (= be issued) [pamphlet, circular] → salir, publicarse; [invitation] → mandarse; (= be broadcast) [radio programme, TV programme] → emitirse
an appeal has gone out for people to give bloodse ha hecho un llamamiento a la población para que done sangre
the programme goes out on Friday eveningsel programa se emite los viernes por la noche
7. (Sport) (= be eliminated) → quedar eliminado
our team went out to a second division sidenuestro equipo fue eliminado por uno de segunda división
8. (commiserating)
my heart went out to himle compadecí mucho, sentí mucha pena por él
all our sympathy goes out to youte damos nuestro más sentido pésame, te acompañamos en el sentimiento
go out of VI + PREP (= desert) all the vitality has gone out of herse ha quedado sin vitalidad
the vigour has gone out of the debateel debate no tiene ya fuerza or vigor
go over
1. (= examine, check) [+ report, figures] → examinar, revisar
2. (= rehearse, review) [+ speech, lesson] → repasar, revisar
to go over sth in one's mindrepasar algo mentalmente
let's go over the facts againrepasemos los hechos otra vez
3. (= touch up) → retocar
4. (= pass over) [+ wall] → pasar por encima de
to go over the same ground: we went over the same ground time and again, trying to sort out the factsvolvimos a lo mismo una y otra vez, intentando esclarecer los hechos
1. to go over to
1.1. (= cross over to) → cruzar a (fig) (changing habit, sides etc) → pasarse a
to go over to Americair a América
shall we go over to Inga's?¿vamos a casa de Inga?
to go over to the enemypasarse al enemigo
1.2. (= approach) → acercarse a, dirigirse a
2. (= be received) → recibirse
how did it go over?¿qué tal fue recibido or se recibió?
his speech went over wellsu discurso tuvo buena acogida
go round
1. (= revolve) → girar, dar vueltas
the wheel was going round very fastla rueda giraba or daba vueltas muy de prisa
the idea was going round in my headla idea me daba vueltas en la cabeza
my head is going roundla cabeza me da vueltas
2. (= circulate) he goes round in a Rollsse pasea por ahí en un Rolls
to go round barefoot/in torn jeansandar descalzo/con unos vaqueros rotos
people who go round spreading rumoursla gente que va por ahí esparciendo rumores
there's a bug going roundhay un virus por ahí rondando
there's a rumour going round that they're getting marriedcorre or circula el rumor de que se van a casar
he often goes round with Jimmyse le ve a menudo con Jimmy
3. (= suffice) → alcanzar, bastar
is there enough food to go round?¿hay comida suficiente para todos?
4. (= visit)
let's go round to John's placevamos a casa de John
5. (= make a detour) → dar la vuelta
1. (= spin round) → girar alrededor de
the Earth goes round the sunla Tierra gira alrededor del sol
2. (= visit) → visitar
we want to go round the museumqueremos visitar el museo
I love going round the shopsme encanta ir de tiendas
to go round the worlddar la vuelta al mundo
3. (= patrol) [+ grounds] → patrullar (por), recorrer
4. (= make a detour round) [+ obstacle] → dar la vuelta a
go through
1. (= pass through) → pasar por; (= cross) → atravesar
I've never liked going through tunnelsnunca me ha gustado pasar por túneles
we went through London to get to Brightonpasamos por or atravesamos Londres para llegar a Brighton
you have to go through the sitting-room to go to the kitchenpara ir a la cocina tienes que pasar por la sala de estar
2. (= suffer) → pasar por; (= bear) → aguantar
I know what you're going throughsé por lo que estás pasando
3. (= examine) [+ list, book] → repasar; (= search through) [+ pile, possessions, pockets] → registrar
4. (= use up) [+ money] → gastar; [+ food] → comerse; [+ drink] → beberse; (= wear out) [+ garment] → gastar
the book went through 8 editionsel libro tuvo 8 ediciones
5. (= perform) [+ formalities] → cumplimentar; [+ ceremony] → realizar
we'll go through some warm-up exercises firstprimero haremos algunos ejercicios de calentamiento
1. (lit) → pasar
let's go through to the other roomvamos a pasar a la otra sala
the bullet went right throughla bala pasó de parte a parte
2. [proposal, bill, motion] → ser aprobado, aprobarse; [deal] → concluirse, hacerse
it all went through all righttodo se llevó a cabo sin problemas
3. [clothing] → romperse or agujerearse con el uso
it has gone through at the elbowscon el uso se ha roto or agujereado por los codos
go through with VI + PREP [+ plan, crime] → llevar a cabo
I can't go through with it!¡no puedo seguir con esto!
go to VI + PREP
1. go to it!¡adelante!, ¡empieza!
see also go A1
2. (= take)
you needn't go to the expense of buying a new oneno es preciso que te gastes dinero para comprar uno nuevo
they went to great expense to send her to a private schoolse metieron or (frm) incurrieron en muchos gastos para mandarla a un colegio privado
to go to (all) the trouble of doing sthtomarse la molestia de hacer algo
I went to a lot of trouble to get it for herme tomé muchas molestias para conseguírselo
go together VI + ADV
1. (= harmonize) [colours] → hacer juego; [ideas] → complementarse
green and mauve go well togetherel verde y el malva hacen juego
2. (= coincide) [events, conditions] → ir de la mano
poor living conditions and tuberculosis go togetherla pobreza y la tuberculosis van siempre de la mano
3. [couple] → salir juntos
Ann and Peter are going togetherAnn y Peter salen juntos
go toward go towards (esp Brit) VI + PREP (= contribute to) the extra money will go toward a holidayel dinero extra será para unas vacaciones
go under
A. VI + PREP he now goes under the name of Curtisahora se conoce por Curtis
1. (= sink) [ship, person] → hundirse
2. (= fail) [business, firm] → quebrar
go up VI + ADV
1. (= rise) [temperature, price] → subir
the total goes up toel total asciende a ...
Hartlepool should go up this season (Sport) → el Hartlepool debería ascender esta temporada
2. (= travel) to go up to Londonir a Londres
3. (= approach) to go up to sbacercarse a algn, abordar a algn
4. (= go upstairs) → subir (a la planta de arriba)
5. (= be built) [tower block, building] → levantarse
6. (= explode) → estallar
to go up in flamesarder en llamas, ser pasto de las llamas
7. (= be heard) a gasp went up from the crowdla multitud dio un grito entrecortado
8. (Brit) (Univ) to go up to university (to begin studies) → entrar en la universidad; (after vacation) → volver a la universidad
9. (Theat) [curtain] → subir, abrirse, levantarse; [lights] → encenderse
go with VI + PREP
1. (= accompany) → ir con, acompañar a
the house goes with the jobla casa va con el trabajo
2. (= go steady with) → salir con
3. (sexually) → acostarse con
4. (= agree with) I'll go with you thereen eso estoy (de acuerdo) contigo, en eso te doy la razón
yes, I'd go with thatsí, en eso estoy de acuerdo
5. (= choose) → escoger, optar por
6. (= match)
see go A11
go without
A. VI + PREPpasar sin, prescindir de
B. VI + ADVarreglárselas, pasar
you'll have to go withouttendrás que arreglártelas or pasar sin ello


vb [went] [ˈwɛnt] (pt) [gone] [ˈgɒn] (pp)
I'm going to the cinema tonight → Je vais au cinéma ce soir.
to go by car → aller en voiture
to go on foot → aller à pied
to go home → rentrer à la maison
I go home at about 4 o'clock → Je rentre à la maison vers quatre heures.
to go round the back → passer par derrière
to go for a walk → aller se promener
Shall we go for a walk? → Si on allait se promener ?
to go shopping → aller faire les courses
to go looking for sb/sth → aller à la recherche de qn/qch, partir à la recherche de qn/qch
to go and see sb, to go to see sb → aller voir qn
you've gone and done it now! → bravo, c'est réussi!
to get going (= get started) → y aller
to keep going (= continue in motion) → ne pas s'arrêter
I like to keep going. I hate to sit still → Je n'aime pas m'arrêter. Je déteste rester assis à ne rien faire. (= survive financially) → se maintenir à flot
to go all out for sth → faire tout son possible pour qch
to go all out to do sth → faire tout son possible pour faire qch
anything goes → tout est permis
where do we go from here? (= what shall we do next) → qu'est-ce qu'on fait maintenant?
(= get on) how is it going? (= how are things) → comment ça va ?
how did it go? → comment est-ce que ça s'est passé?
(= depart) → partir, s'en aller
"Where's Pierre?" - "He's gone." → "Où est Pierre?" - "Il est parti."
I'm going now → Je m'en vais.
(= work) → marcher
My car won't go → Ma voiture ne marche pas.
[time] → passer
The time went quickly → Le temps est passé vite.
(= be sold) to go for £10 → se vendre 10 livres
(= become) to go pale → pâlir
(= fail) [part of engine] → céder; [light bulb] → griller; [sight] → baisser
His memory is going → Il perd la mémoire.
Her hearing is going → Elle devient sourde.
My voice has gone → Je n'ai plus de voix.
(British) (= be available)
I'll take whatever is going → Je prendrai ce qu'il y a.
(US) ... to go [food] → ... à emporter
(future) to be going to do sth
I'm going to do it tomorrow → Je vais le faire demain.
He's going to do it → Il va le faire.
It's going to be difficult → Ça va être difficile.
I think it's going to rain → Je pense qu'il va pleuvoir.
You're going to enjoy this → Ça va vous plaire.
as ... go
As addresses go, Grosvenor Square is about as grand as it gets → On ne peut guère faire plus prestigieux comme adresse que Grosvenor Square.
n [goes] [ˈgəʊz] (pl)
(= turn) → tour m
whose go is it? → à qui le tour?
(= attempt) to have a go → essayer
to have a go at sth [+ activity] → essayer de faire qch
to have a go at doing sth → essayer de faire qch
He had a go at making a cake → Il a essayé de faire un gâteau.
to give it a go (= try)
I'm going to give it a go → Je vais essayer.
(= success) to make a go of sth → réussir qch
on the go (= busy)
I'm always on the go → Je passe ma vie à courir.
to have sth on the go [+ project] → avoir qch en chantier
to have a go at sb (mainly British) (= criticize) → s'en prendre à qn
go about
(= go around) → aller çà et là
[rumour] → se répandre
vt fus [+ task, work] → s'affairer à
How do I go about this? → Comment dois-je m'y prendre ?
to go about one's business → vaquer à ses occupations
go after
vt fus
(= pursue) → suivre, courir après
Quick, go after them! → Vite, suivez-les !
[+ job, record] → essayer d'obtenir
go against
vt fus
(= be unfavourable to) → être défavorable à
(= be contrary to) → être contraire à
go ahead
My wife thought it was a good idea, so I went ahead → Ma femme pensait que c'était une bonne idée, alors je l'ai fait.
go ahead! → vas-y !
to go ahead with sth → mettre qch à exécution
We'll go ahead with your plan → Nous allons mettre votre projet à exécution.
[event] → avoir lieu; [process, project] → commencer
The meeting will go ahead as planned → La réunion aura bien lieu comme prévu.
go along
vi (= proceed) → aller, avancer
as you go along → au fur et à mesure
vt fus [+ street] → parcourir
go along with
(= accompany) → accompagner
(= agree with) [+ idea] → être d'accord sur; [+ person] → être d'accord avec
go around
= go round
go away
(= leave) → partir, s'en aller
Go away! → Allez-vous-en!
(= go on holiday) → partir (en vacances)
go back
(= go home) → rentrer
It's time we went back → Il est temps de rentrer.
"Is he still here?" - "No, he's gone back home." → "Est-ce qu'il est encore là?" - "Non, il est rentré chez lui."
(= return) → retourner
We went back to the same place → Nous sommes retournés au même endroit.
They told me I could go back to his bedside
BUT Ils m'ont dit que je pouvais revenir à son chevet.
to go back to the beginning → revenir au début
(= date back) → remonter
to go back to [+ year, century] → remonter à
go back on
vt fus [+ promise] → revenir sur
go back to
vt [+ task, activity] → reprendre
to go back to work → reprendre le travail
go by
[years, time] → passer, s'écouler
(= person, car, train) → passer
Two policemen went by → Deux policiers sont passés.
vt fus
[+ rules] → s'en tenir à
(= judge by) going by appearances → à en juger par les apparences
if these stories are anything to go by (= if they can be believed) → à en croire ces histoires
go down
(= descend) → descendre
(= fall) [price] → baisser
The price of computers has gone down → Le prix des ordinateurs a baissé.
[ship] → couler
[sun] → se coucher
to go down well with sb (= please) → plaire à qn
That should go down well with him → Ça devrait lui plaire.
(= deflate) [tyre, airbed] → se dégonfler
My airbed kept going down → Mon matelas pneumatique se dégonflait constamment.
vt fusdescendre
to go down the stairs → descendre l'escalier
go down with
vt [+ illness] → attraper
My brother's gone down with flu → Mon frère a attrapé la grippe.
go for
vt fus
(= fetch) → aller chercher
(= choose) → choisir
(= like) → aimer
(= attack) (verbally)s'en prendre à; (physically)attaquer
Suddenly the dog went for me → Soudain, le chien m'a attaqué.
go for it! → vas-y, fonce!

He has a lot going for him → Il a beaucoup d'atouts.
go in
[person] → entrer
He knocked on the door and went in → Il a frappé à la porte et il est entré.
[sun] → se cacher
go in for
vt fus
[+ competition] → se présenter à
(= like) → aimer
go into
vt fus
[+ details] → entrer dans
to go into details → entrer dans les détails
(= investigate) → étudier, examiner
(= embark on) → se lancer dans
go off
(= leave) → partir, s'en aller
He went off in a huff → Il est parti de mauvaise humeur.
(= go bad) [food] → se gâter; [milk] → tourner
The milk's gone off → Le lait a tourné.
[bomb] → exploser
The bomb went off → La bombe a explosé.
The gun went off → Le coup est parti.
(= ring) [alarm clock] → sonner; [fire alarm] → se déclencher
My alarm clock goes off at seven every morning → Mon réveil sonne à sept heures tous les matins.
The fire alarm went off → L'alarme d'incendie s'est déclenchée.
[lights] → s'éteindre; [electricity] → se couper
[event] → se dérouler
The party went off well → La fête s'est bien passée or était très réussie.
to go off to sleep → s'endormir
vt fus (British) [+ person] → ne plus aimer
She's gone off him → Elle ne l'aime plus.
I'm going off the idea → Ça ne me dit plus grand-chose.
She's gone off the idea → Ça ne lui dit plus grand-chose.
go on
(= continue) → continuer
The concert went on until 11 o'clock at night → Le concert a continué jusqu'à onze heures du soir.
go on! (encouraging)allez!
Go on, tell me what the problem is! → Allez, dis-moi quel est le problème !
to go on doing sth → continuer à faire qch
He went on reading → Il a continué à lire.
(= happen) → se passer
What's going on here? → Qu'est-ce qui se passe ici?
[lights] → s'allumer
vt fus
(= be guided by) [+ evidence] → se fonder sur going on
go on at
vt fus
(= scold) → s'en prendre à
to go on at sb for doing sth → reprocher à qn de faire qch
(= nag)
My parents always go on at me → Mes parents sont toujours sur mon dos.
go on with
vt fus
(= continue) → poursuivre, continuer
to be enough to be going on with (= for the moment) → être suffisant(e) pour le moment
We have enough to be going on with → Ça suffit pour l'instant.
go out
[person] → sortir
Are you going out tonight? → Tu sors ce soir?
to go out with sb → sortir avec qn
Are you going out with him? → Est-ce que tu sors avec lui?
[fire, light] → s'éteindre
Suddenly the lights went out → Soudain, les lumières se sont éteintes.
[tide] → descendre
[programme] (= be broadcast) → être diffusé(e)
go over
vi (= capsize) [ship] → chavirer
vt fus
(= check) [+ document] → revoir, vérifier
(= think about) [+ incident, problem] → ressasser
to go over sth in one's mind → repasser qch dans son esprit
go past
vt fuspasser devant
He went past the shop → Il est passé devant la boutique.
vi (= pass) [years] → s'écouler; [people, vehicles] → passer
go round
(= circulate) [news, rumour] → circuler; [illness] → circuler
There's a bug going round → Il y a un microbe qui circule.
(= revolve) → tourner
(= visit) → aller
to go round to sb's, to go round to sb's house → aller chez qn
(= make a detour) → faire un détour
to go round by → faire un détour par
(= suffice) → suffire (pour tout le monde)
vt fus
to go round a corner → prendre un tournant
to go round a museum → visiter un musée
to go round the shops → faire les boutiques
go through
vt fus
[+ town, area] → traverser
We went through Paris to get to Rennes → Nous avons traversé Paris pour aller à Rennes.
(= search through) → fouiller
(= examine) [+ list, book] → parcourir, éplucher
[+ formalities] → remplir
go through with
vt fus [+ plan, threat] → mettre à exécution
go under
[business, project] → faire faillite
(= sink) [ship] → couler; [person] → couler
go up
[person] → monter
[price] → augmenter
The price has gone up → Le prix a augmenté.
[wall, building] → être construit(e)
(= burn) → flamber
to go up in flames → flamber, s'enflammer brusquement
The whole factory went up in flames → L'usine toute entière a flambé.
vt fus [+ hill] → monter
to go up the stairs → monter l'escalier
go with
vt fus (= suit) → aller avec
Does this blouse go with that skirt? → Est-ce que ce chemisier va avec cette jupe ?
go without
vt fusse passer de


vb: pret <went>, ptp <gone>
When go is part of a set combination, eg. go crazy, go unheard, go ballistic, going cheap, look up the other word.

= proceed = movegehen; (vehicle, person in vehicle)fahren; (plane)fliegen; (= travel)reisen; (road)führen; we can talk as we gowir können uns unterwegs unterhalten; the doll goes everywhere with hersie nimmt die Puppe überallhin mit; Sunny Boy is going wellSunny Boy liegt gut im Rennen; you go firstgeh du zuerst!; you go nextdu bist der Nächste; to go and or to get something (esp Brit) to go get something (US) → etw holen gehen; who goes there? (guard) → wer da?; there he goes!da ist er ja!; there you go (giving sth) → bitte; (= I told you so)na bitte; there you go again! (inf)du fängst ja schon wieder an!; here we go again! (inf)jetzt geht das schon wieder los! (inf); where do we go from here? (lit)wo gehen wir anschließend hin?; (fig)und was (wird) jetzt?; you’re going too fast for me (lit, fig)du bist mir zu schnell
? to go to … to go to Francenach Frankreich fahren; I have to go to the doctor/to Londonich muss zum Arzt (gehen)/nach London; to go to somebody for something (= ask sb)jdn wegen etw fragen; (= fetch from sb)bei jdm etw holen
? to go on … to go on a journeyverreisen, eine Reise machen; to go on a courseeinen Kurs machen; to go on holiday (Brit) or vacation (US) → in Urlaub gehen
? to go for … to go for a walk/swimspazieren/schwimmen gehen; to go for a doctor/newspapereinen Arzt/eine Zeitung holen (gehen)
? to go and … go and shut the doormach mal die Tür zu; go and tell himsags ihm; he’s gone and lost his new watch (inf)er hat seine neue Uhr verloren; now you’ve gone and done it! (inf)na, jetzt hast du es geschafft!; don’t go and tell himgeh jetzt bitte nicht hin und erzähl ihm das (inf)
? to go + -ing to go fishing/shopping/shootingangeln/einkaufen/auf die Jagd gehen; to go looking for somebody/somethingnach jdm/etw suchen; don’t go telling himgeh jetzt bitte nicht hin und erzähl ihm das (inf); don’t go doing that!mach das bloß nicht!
= attendgehen; to go to churchin die Kirche gehen; to go to evening classesAbendkurse besuchen; to go to workzur Arbeit gehen; he’s going as a pirateer geht als Pirat; what shall I go as?wie soll ich mich verkleiden?; what shall I go in?was soll ich anziehen?
= departgehen; (vehicle, person in vehicle)(ab)fahren; (plane, person in plane)(ab)fliegen; (= die)sterben; has he gone yet?ist er schon weg?; I must go nowich muss jetzt gehen or weg; when I go or have gone or am gone (= leave)wenn ich weg bin; (= die)wenn ich (einmal) nicht mehr (da) bin; we must go or be going or get going (inf)wir müssen gehen or uns langsam auf den Weg machen (inf); time I was goingZeit, dass ich gehe; be gone! (old)hinweg mit dir (old); go! (Sport) → los!; here goes!jetzt gehts los! (inf)
= no longer exist = disappear, vanishverschwinden; (= be used up)aufgebraucht werden; (time)vergehen; it is or has gone (= disappeared)es ist weg; (= used up, eaten etc)es ist alle (inf); where has it gone?wo ist es hin or geblieben?; the trees have been gone for yearsdie Bäume sind schon seit Jahren nicht mehr da; gone are the days when …die Zeiten sind vorbei, wo …; I don’t know where the money goesich weiß nicht, wo all das Geld bleibt; all his money goes on computer gameser gibt sein ganzes Geld für Computerspiele aus, sein ganzes Geld geht für Computerspiele drauf (inf); £75 a week goes in or on rent£ 75 die Woche sind für die Miete (weg); how is the time going?wie stehts mit der Zeit?; it’s just gone threees ist gerade drei vorbei, es ist kurz nach drei; there goes another one!und noch eine(r, s) weniger!
? … to go two days to go till …noch zwei Tage bis …; only two more exams to gonur noch zwei Prüfungen; two exams down and one to gozwei Prüfungen geschafft und eine kommt noch
= be discarded = be dismissedgehen; (= be got rid of)verschwinden; (= be abolished)abgeschafft werden; that minister will have to goder Minister wird gehen müssen; that old settee will have to godas alte Sofa muss weg; once that table has gonewenn der Tisch erst einmal weg ist; racial discrimination must go!weg mit der Rassendiskriminierung!; hundreds of jobs will gohunderte or Hunderte von Stellen werden verloren gehen
= be sold the hats aren’t going very welldie Hüte gehen nicht sehr gut (weg); to go for next to nothingso gut wie umsonst sein; it went for £5es ging für £ 5 weg; they are going at 20p eachsie werden zu 20 Pence das Stück verkauft; I won’t let it go for less than thatbilliger gebe ich es nicht her; how much did the house go for?für wie viel wurde das Haus verkauft?; going, going, gone!zum Ersten, zum Zweiten, und zum Dritten!
= have recourse togehen; to go to the country (Brit Parl) → Wahlen ausrufen; to go to lawvor Gericht gehen (over wegen); to go to warKrieg führen (over wegen); he has gone so far as to accuse meer ist so weit gegangen, mich zu beschuldigen
= be awarded prize, first place etcgehen (→ to an +acc); (inheritance)zufallen (to sb jdm)
= extendgehen; the garden goes down to the riverder Garten geht bis zum Fluss hinunter; the difference between them goes deepder Unterschied zwischen ihnen geht tief; I’ll go to £100ich gehe bis £ 100
= function watchgehen; (car, machine)laufen, gehen; (workers)arbeiten; to make something goetw in Gang bringen; to go slow (workers)im Bummelstreik sein; (watch)nachgehen
? to get goingin Schwung or Fahrt kommen
? to get going on or with sthetw in Angriff nehmen; once you get going on itwenn man erst mal damit angefangen hat
? to get sth goingetw in Gang bringen; partyetw in Fahrt bringen; businessetw auf Vordermann bringen
? to get sb goingjdn in Fahrt bringen
? to keep going (person)weitermachen; (business, machine, engine etc)weiterlaufen; (car)weiterfahren; keep going!weiter!
? to keep sth/sb going to keep a factory goingeine Fabrik in Betrieb halten; to keep the fire goingdas Feuer anbehalten; she needs these pills/his friendship to keep her goingsie braucht diese Pillen/seine Freundschaft, um durchzuhalten; this medicine/prospect kept her goingdieses Medikament/diese Aussicht hat sie durchhalten lassen; here’s £50/some work to keep you goinghier hast du erst mal £ 50/etwas Arbeit; to keep somebody going in foodjdn mit Essen versorgen
= turn out project, thingsgehen; (event, evening)verlaufen; (voting, election)ausgehen; I’ve forgotten how the words goich habe den Text vergessen; how does the story/tune go?wie war die Geschichte/Melodie noch mal?; how does his theory go?welche Theorie hat er?, was ist seine Theorie?; the story goes that …es geht das Gerücht, dass …; the election/decision went in his favour (Brit) or favor (US) → die Wahl/Entscheidung fiel zu seinen Gunsten aus; we’ll see how things go (inf)wir werden sehen, wie es läuft (inf)or geht; you know the way things goSie wissen ja, wie das so ist or geht; the way things are going I’ll …so wie es aussieht, werde ich …; nothing went unnoticednichts blieb unbemerkt; she has a lot going for hersie ist gut dran; how’s it going?, how goes it? (inf)wie gehts (denn so)? (inf); how did it go?wie wars?; how did the exam go?wie gings in der Prüfung?; how did your holiday go?wie war der Urlaub?; how’s the essay going?was macht der Aufsatz?
? to go well/badly things have gone well/badlyes ist gut/schlecht gelaufen; everything is going well (with us)alles läuft gut, bei uns läuft alles gut; if everything goes wellwenn alles gut geht; all went well for him until …alles ging gut bei ihm, bis …
= fail, wear out material, mechanism, bulb, zip etckaputtgehen; (health, strength, eyesight etc)nachlassen; (brakes, steering)versagen; (button)abgehen; the sweater has gone at the elbowsder Pullover ist an den Ärmeln durch (inf); his mind is goinger lässt geistig sehr nach
= be accepted behaviour, dress etcgehen (inf); anything goes!alles ist erlaubt; what I say goes!was ich sage, gilt or wird gemacht!; that goes for me too (= that applies to me)das gilt auch für mich; (= I agree with that)das meine ich auch
= be available there are several houses/jobs goinges sind mehrere Häuser/Stellen zu haben; is there any tea going?gibt es Tee?; I’ll have whatever is goingich nehme, was es gibt; what do you want? — anything that’s goingwas möchtest du? — was da ist; the best beer goingdas beste Bier, das es gibt
= becomewerden; to go deaf/mad/grey (Brit) or gray (US) → taub/verrückt/grau werden; to go hungryhungern; I went coldmir wurde kalt; to go to sleepeinschlafen; to go to ruinzerfallen; to go Japanese/ethnicauf japanisch/auf Folklore machen (inf); to go LabourLabour wählen
= be placed = be contained, fitgehen, passen; (= belong)hingehören; (in drawer, cupboard etc) → (hin)kommen; it won’t go in the boxes geht or passt nicht in die Kiste; the books go in that cupboarddie Bücher kommen or gehören in den Schrank dort; 4 into 12 goes 34 geht in 12 dreimal; 4 into 3 won’t go3 durch 4 geht nicht
= matchdazu passen; to go with somethingzu etw passen; these earrings don’t go with that sweaterdiese Ohrringe passen nicht zu dem Pullover
= contribute the money goes to help the poordas Geld soll den Armen helfen; the money will go toward(s) a new cardas ist Geld für ein neues Auto; the qualities that go to make a great mandie Eigenschaften, die einen großen Mann ausmachen
= make a sound or movementmachen; to go bang/shh/ticktockpeng/pst/ticktack machen; how does a dog go?wie macht der Hund?; go like that (with your left foot)mach so (mit deinem linken Fuß); there goes the belles klingelt
= take away US large fries to goeine große Portion Fritten zum Mitnehmen
? as … go as things go today that’s not very expensivefür heutige Verhältnisse ist das nicht teuer; he’s not bad as boys/bosses goverglichen mit anderen Jungen/Chefs ist er nicht übel
forming future tense
? to be going to … I’m/I was going to do itich werde/wollte es tun; I had been going to do itich habe es tun wollen; I wasn’t going to do it (anyway)ich hätte es sowieso nicht gemacht; it’s going to raines wird wohl regnen; he knew that he wasn’t going to see her againer wusste, dass er sie nicht wiedersehen würde; there’s going to be troublees wird Ärger geben
route, waygehen; (vehicle, person in vehicle)fahren
? to go it (inf: = go fast) → ein tolles Tempo draufhaben (inf); (= live hard)es toll treiben (inf); (= work hard)sich hineinknien (inf); to go it alonesich selbstständig machen
Cards, Gambling → setzen; he went £50 on the reder setzte £ 50 auf Rot
= become my mind went a complete blankich hatte ein Brett vor dem Kopf (inf)
= say infsagen; he goes to me: “what do you want?”er sagt zu mir: „was willst du?“
= fancy inf I could go a beerich könnte ein Bier vertragen
NOUN pl <goes>
= energy infSchwung m; to be full of gounternehmungslustig sein
? on the go to be on the goauf Trab sein (inf); to keep somebody on the gojdn auf Trab halten; he’s got two women/books on the goer hat zwei Frauen/schreibt an zwei Büchern gleichzeitig
? it’s all goes ist immer was los (inf)
= attemptVersuch m; at the first goauf Anhieb (inf); at the second gobeim zweiten Mal or Versuch
? at or in one goauf einen Schlag (inf); (drink) → in einem Zug (inf)
? to have a go (Brit) → es versuchen, es probieren; to have a go at doing somethingversuchen or probieren, etw zu tun; have a go!versuchs or probiers (inf)doch mal!; he’s had several goes at the examer hat schon mehrere Anläufe auf das Examen genommen
? to have a go at sb (inf: = criticize) → jdn runterputzen (inf); (= fight)es mit jdm aufnehmen; the public were warned not to have a go (Brit) → die Öffentlichkeit wurde gewarnt, nichts zu unternehmen
= turn it’s your godu bist dran (inf)or an der Reihe; you’ve had your godu warst schon dran (inf)or an der Reihe; miss one go (Brit) → einmal aussetzen; can I have a go?darf ich mal?; she asked for a go on his bikesie wollte mal sein Fahrrad ausprobieren
= bout (of illness etc) → Anfall m
other set structures
? (it’s) no go (inf)das ist nicht drin (inf), → da ist nichts zu machen
? to make a go of sthin etw (dat)Erfolg haben
? from the word govon Anfang an
(esp Space) you are go for takeoff/landingalles klar zum Start/zur Landung; all systems (are) go(es ist) alles klar
? go about vi
(Brit: = move from place to place) → herumgehen, herumlaufen (inf); (by vehicle) → herumfahren; (in old clothes etc) → herumlaufen; to go about in gangsin Banden durch die Gegend ziehen; to go about with somebodymit jdm zusammen sein or herumziehen (pej inf); she’s going about with Johnsie geht mit John (inf); you shouldn’t go about doing that kind of thingsolche Sachen solltest du nicht machen
(Brit) (= be current: rumour, flu etc) → umgehen
(Naut, = change direction) → wenden
vi +prep obj
(= set to work at) task, problemanpacken; we must go about it carefullywir müssen vorsichtig vorgehen; how does one go about getting seats/finding a job?wie bekommt man Plätze/eine Stelle?
(= be occupied with) work, jobserledigen; to go about one’s businesssich um seine eigenen Geschäfte kümmern

? go across vi +prep objüberqueren; street etc alsogehen über (+acc); river alsofahren über (+acc); to go across the sea to Irelandübers Meer nach Irland fahren vihinübergehen; (by vehicle) → hinüberfahren; (by plane) → hinüberfliegen; (to the enemy etc) → überlaufen (to zu); to go across to the other sideauf die andere Seite hinübergehen/-fahren; (to the enemy etc) → zur anderen Seite überlaufen or -wechseln; to go across to one’s neighbour/the pubzum Nachbarn/in die Kneipe hinübergehen
? go after vi +prep obj
(= follow)nachgehen (+dat), → nachlaufen (+dat); (in vehicle) → nachfahren (+dat); the police went after the escaped criminaldie Polizei hat den entkommenen Verbrecher gejagt
(= try to win or obtain)anstreben, es abgesehen haben auf (+acc) (inf); jobsich bemühen um, aus sein auf (+acc) (inf); goalverfolgen, anstreben; (Sport) recordeinstellen wollen; personal bestanstreben; girlsich bemühen um, nachstellen (+dat) (pej); when he decides what he wants he really goes after itwenn er weiß, was er will, tut er alles, um es zu bekommen

? go against vi +prep obj
(= be unfavourable to, luck) → sein gegen; (events)ungünstig verlaufen für; (evidence, appearance)sprechen gegen; the verdict/decision went against herdas Urteil/die Entscheidung fiel zu ihren Ungunsten aus; the vote went against hersie verlor die Abstimmung; the first round went against himer hat die erste Runde verloren
(= be contrary to)im Widerspruch stehen zu; principles, conscience, trendgehen gegen; (= oppose) personhandeln gegen, sich widersetzen (+dat); wishes, orderszuwiderhandeln (+dat)

? go ahead vi
(= go in front)vorangehen; (in race) → sich an die Spitze setzen; (= go earlier)vorausgehen; (in vehicle) → vorausfahren; to go ahead of somebodyvor jdm gehen; → sich vor jdn setzen; → jdm vorausgehen/-fahren
(= proceed, person) → es machen; (work, project)vorangehen; (event) → stattfinden; he just went ahead and did iter hat es einfach gemacht; go ahead!nur zu!; to go ahead with somethingetw durchführen

? go along vi
(= walk along)entlanggehen, entlangspazieren (inf); (to an event) → hingehen; to go along to somethingzu etw gehen; as one goes along (= while walking)unterwegs; (= bit by bit)nach und nach; (= at the same time)nebenbei, nebenher; I made the story up as I went alongich habe mir die Geschichte beim Erzählen ausgedacht; go along with you! (inf)jetzt hör aber auf! (inf)
(= accompany)mitgehen, mitkommen (with mit); the furniture goes along with the apartmentdie Möbel gehören zur Wohnung
(= agree)zustimmen (→ with +dat); (= not object)sich anschließen (→ with +dat); he went along with all my suggestionser schloss sich allen meinen Vorschlägen an
(= proceed) things are going along very smoothlyes läuft alles sehr gut

? go around vi = go about VI a, b, go round
? go at vi +prep obj (inf: = attack) personlosgehen auf (+acc) (inf); tasksich machen an (+acc); to go at itloslegen (inf)
? go away vi(weg)gehen; (for a holiday) → wegfahren; (from wedding) → abreisen, wegfahren; they went away together (illicitly) → sie sind miteinander durchgebrannt (inf); “gone away” (on letter) → „verzogen“; the smell still hasn’t gone awayder Geruch ist immer noch nicht weg
? go back vi
(= return)zurückgehen; (to a subject) → zurückkommen (→ to auf +acc); (= revert: to habits, methods etc) → zurückkehren (to zu); they have to go back to Germany/school next weeknächste Woche müssen sie wieder nach Deutschland zurück/wieder zur Schule; when do the schools go back?wann fängt die Schule wieder an?; to go back to the beginningwieder von vorn anfangen; you can’t go back nowdu kannst jetzt nicht zurück; there’s no going back nowjetzt gibt es kein Zurück mehr; I’ll go back there next yearda gehe or fahre ich nächstes Jahr wieder hin
(= be returned, faulty goods) → zurückgehen; (library books)zurückgebracht werden
(= date back)zurückgehen, zurückreichen (to bis zu); we go back a long waywir kennen uns schon ewig; our friendship goes back to our student dayswir sind schon seit unserer Studienzeit befreundet; this practice goes back to medieval timesdieser Brauch geht auf das Mittelalter zurück
(clock: = be put back) → zurückgestellt werden
(= extend back: cave, garden etc) → zurückgehen, zurückreichen (to bis zu)

? go back on vi +prep objzurücknehmen; decisionrückgängig machen; I never go back on my wordwas ich versprochen habe, halte ich auch
? go before vi (= live before)in früheren Zeiten leben; (= happen before)vorangehen; those who have gone before (us)unsere Vorfahren; everything that had gone beforealles Vorhergehende vi +prep obj to go before the courtvor Gericht erscheinen; to go before the headmaster/committeezum Rektor/vor den Ausschuss kommen
? go below vi (Naut) → unter Deck gehen
? go beyond vi +prep obj (= exceed)hinausgehen über (+acc); orders, instructions alsoüberschreiten; hopes, expectations alsoübertreffen; he went beyond the bounds of decencyer hat den Anstand nicht gewahrt
? go by vi (person, opportunity)vorbeigehen (→ prep obj an +dat); (procession)vorbeiziehen (→ prep obj an +dat); (vehicle)vorbeifahren (→ prep obj an +dat); (time)vergehen; as time went bymit der Zeit; in days gone byin längst vergangenen Tagen vi +prep obj
(= base judgement or decision on)gehen nach; (= be guided by) compass, stars, watch etc, sb’s examplesich richten nach; (= stick to) rulessich halten an (+acc); if that’s anything to go bywenn man danach gehen kann; going by what he saidnach dem, was er sagte; that’s not much to go bydas will nicht viel heißen
to go by the name of SmithSmith heißen

? go down vi
(= descend)hinuntergehen (→ prep obj +acc); (by vehicle, lift) → hinunterfahren (→ prep obj +acc); (sun, moon: = set) → untergehen; (Theat: curtain) → fallen; (= fall, boxer etc) → zu Boden gehen; (horse)stürzen; to go down on one’s kneessich hinknien; (to apologize) → auf die Knie fallen; to go down on one knee (to propose) → auf die Knie fallen; this wine/cake goes down rather welldieser Wein/der Kuchen schmeckt gut; it will help the tablet go downdann rutscht die Tablette besser (hinunter); to go down on somebody (sl: = have oral sex with) → es jdm mit dem Mund machen (inf)
(ship, person: = sink) → untergehen; (plane)abstürzen; (= be defeated)geschlagen werden (to von); (= fail examination)durchfallen ? fight VI
(Brit Univ) → die Universität verlassen; (for vacation) → in die Semesterferien gehen
(inf: = go to prison) → eingelocht werden (inf)
(= be accepted, approved)ankommen (with bei); that won’t go down well with himdas wird er nicht gut finden; he went down big in the States (inf)in den Staaten kam er ganz groß heraus (inf)
(= be reduced, lessen, floods, temperature, fever, supplies, swelling) → zurückgehen; (taxes, value)sich verringern, weniger werden; (prices)sinken, runtergehen (inf); (barometer)fallen; (wind)nachlassen; (sea)sich beruhigen; (balloon, tyre)Luft verlieren; (= deteriorate: neighbourhood) → herunterkommen; he has gone down in my estimationer ist in meiner Achtung gesunken ? world
(= go as far as)gehen (to bis); I’ll go down to the bottom of the pageich werde die Seite noch fertig machen
(= be noted, remembered)vermerkt werden; to go down to posterityder Nachwelt überliefert werden; to go down in historyin die Geschichte eingehen; it went down as a significant event in British historyes ging als ein bedeutendes Ereignis in die britische Geschichte ein
(Bridge) → den Kontrakt nicht erfüllen; she went five downsie blieb fünf unter dem gebotenen Kontrakt
(= become ill) to go down with a coldeine Erkältung bekommen
(Mus inf, = lower pitch) → heruntergehen (inf), → tiefer singen/spielen
(Comput) → ausfallen
(Sport) (= be relegated)absteigen; (= be defeated)verlieren; they went down 2-1 to Rangerssie verloren 2:1 gegen Rangers

? go for vi +prep obj
(inf: = attack) personlosgehen auf (+acc) (inf); (verbally) → herziehen über (+acc); the fumes went for my throatich habe die Abgase im Hals gespürt; go for him! (to dog) → fass!
(inf: = admire, like) → gut finden, stehen auf (+acc) (inf); (= choose)nehmen
(= aim at)zielen auf (+acc); (fig)aus sein auf (+acc) (inf); (in claim etc) → fordern; go for it!nichts wie ran! (inf); if I were you I’d go for itan deiner Stelle würde ich zugreifen; he was obviously going for the baller hatte es offensichtlich auf den Ball abgesehen

? go forth vi (old, liter, person) → hingehen; (order)ergehen (liter); to go forth into battlein den Kampf ziehen
? go forward vi
(= make progress: work etc) → vorangehen
(= proceed, go ahead) to go forward with somethingetw durchführen, etw in die Tat umsetzen
(= be put forward: suggestion etc) → vorgelegt werden (→ to dat)

? go in vi
(= enter)hineingehen; I must go in nowich muss jetzt hinein(gehen)
(sun, moon: = go behind clouds) → weggehen, verschwinden
(= fit in)hineingehen, hineinpassen
(= sink in, be assimilated)jdm eingehen

? go in for vi +prep obj
(= enter for)teilnehmen an (+dat)
(= approve of, be interested in, practise)zu haben sein für; (as career) → sich entschieden haben für, gewählt haben; to go in for sports/tennis (= play oneself)Sport treiben/Tennis spielen; (= be interested in)sich für Sport/Tennis interessieren; he’s gone in for growing vegetables/breeding rabbits etcer hat sich auf den Gemüseanbau/die Kaninchenzucht etc verlegt; he goes in for big wordsgroße Worte haben es ihm angetan

? go into vi +prep obj
drawer, desk etckramen in (+dat); a house, hospital, politics, the grocery tradegehen in (+acc); the army, navy etcgehen zu; to go into publishingins Verlagswesen gehen; to go into teaching/parliament/the ChurchLehrer(in)/Abgeordnete(r)/Geistliche(r) werden; it’s going into its second yeardas geht jetzt schon ins zweite Jahr
(= crash into) car(hinein)fahren in (+acc); wallfahren gegen
(= embark on) explanation, description etcvon sich (dat)geben, vom Stapel lassen (inf); routineverfallen in (+acc)
trance, comafallen in (+acc); convulsions, fitbekommen; to go into hystericshysterisch werden; to go into fits of laughtereinen Lachanfall bekommen; to go into mourning (emotionally) → trauern
(= start to wear) long trousers etctragen
(= look into)sich befassen mit; (= treat, explain at length)abhandeln; I don’t want to go into that nowdarauf möchte ich jetzt nicht (näher) eingehen; this matter is being gone intoman befasst sich im Moment mit dieser Angelegenheit; to go into detailauf Einzelheiten eingehen
(= be invested) a lot of time/money/effort has gone into itda steckt viel Zeit/Geld/Mühe drin

? go in with vi +prep objsich zusammentun or zusammenschließen mit
? go off vi
(= leave)weggehen; (by vehicle) → abfahren, wegfahren (on mit); (Theat) → abgehen; he went off to the Stateser fuhr in die Staaten; to go off with somebody/something (illicitly) → mit jdm/etw auf und davon gehen (inf)
(= stop operating, light) → ausgehen; (water, electricity, gas)wegbleiben; (telephones)nicht funktionieren
(gun, bomb, alarm)losgehen; (alarm clock)klingeln
to go off into fits of laughtereinen Lachanfall bekommen
(Brit: = go bad, food) → schlecht werden; (milk)sauer or schlecht werden; (butter)ranzig or schlecht werden; (fig, person, work, performance) → nachlassen, sich verschlechtern; (sportsman, writer, actor)abbauen (inf), → schlechter werden
(inf: = go to sleep) → einschlafen; (into trance) → in Trance verfallen
(= take place)verlaufen; to go off well/badlygut/schlecht gehen
vi +prep obj
(Brit: = lose liking for) → nicht mehr mögen; hobbydas Interesse verlieren an (+dat); I’ve gone off him/thatich mache mir nichts mehr aus ihm/daraus, ich mag ihn/es nicht mehr; it’s funny how you go off peopleso schnell kann einem jemand unsympathisch werden
to go off the gold standardvom Goldstandard abgehen

? go on vi
(= fit)passen (→ prep obj auf +acc)
(= begin to operate: light, power) → angehen
(= walk on etc)weitergehen; (by vehicle) → weiterfahren; (ahead of others) → vorausgehen
(= carry on, continue, talks, problems, war etc) → weitergehen; (person)weitermachen; it goes on and ones hört nicht mehr auf; to go on with somethingetw fortsetzen, mit etw weitermachen; to go on working/coughingweiterarbeiten/-husten; to go on hopingweiter hoffen; to go on tryinges weiter(hin) versuchen; go on with your workarbeitet or macht weiter; I want to go on being a teacher etcich möchte Lehrer etc bleiben; to go on speakingweitersprechen; (after a pause) → fortfahren; go on, tell me!na, sag schon!; go on, give it a try!na, versuchs doch!; go on (with you)! (iro inf)na komm, komm! (iro inf); to have enough/something to be going on withfürs Erste genug haben/schon mal etwas haben; to go on to another matterzu einer anderen Sache übergehen; he went on to say that …dann sagte er, dass …; she went on to become a doctorsie wurde später Ärztin; I can’t go onich kann nicht mehr; (= I’m stuck)ich weiß nicht mehr weiter
(= talk incessantly)wie ein Buch (inf)or unaufhörlich reden; (= nag, harp on)darauf herumhacken (inf); she just goes on and onsie redet und redet; don’t go on (about it)nun hör aber (damit) auf; you do go on a bitdu weißt manchmal nicht, wann du aufhören solltest; to go on about somebody/something (= talk a lot)stundenlang von jdm/etw erzählen; (= complain)dauernd über jdn/etw klagen; to go on at somebodyan jdm herumnörgeln, auf jdm herumhacken (inf)
(= happen)passieren, vor sich gehen; (party, argument etc)im Gange sein; this has been going on for a long timedas geht schon lange so; what’s going on here?was geht hier vor?
(time: = pass) → vergehen; as time goes onim Laufe der Zeit
(pej: = behave) → sich aufführen; what a way to go on!wie kann man sich nur so aufführen!
(= appear, Theat) → auftreten; (Sport) → dran sein (inf), → an der Reihe sein
(US sl) he’s/she’s got it going oner/sie ist ein total scharfer Typ (inf)
vi +prep obj
(= ride on) bus, bike, roundabout etcfahren mit; tourmachen; horse, donkey etcreiten auf (+dat); to go on the swings/slideauf die Schaukel/Rutschbahn gehen
(= be guided by)gehen nach, sich verlassen auf (+acc); evidencesich stützen auf (+acc); what have you got to go on?worauf stützt du dich dabei?, wovon gehst du dabei aus?; we’ve got nothing to go onwir haben keine Anhaltspunkte
to go on short timekurzarbeiten; to go on the dole (Brit) → stempeln gehen (inf); to go on a dieteine Schlankheitskur machen; to go on the pilldie Pille nehmen
(inf, = like) → stehen auf (+acc) (inf) ? gone
(= approach) fifty etczugehen auf (+acc)
(= appear on) to go on televisionim Fernsehen auftreten

? go on for vi +prep obj fifty, one o’clockzugehen auf (+acc); there were going on for twenty people therees waren fast zwanzig Leute da
? go out vi
(= leave)hinausgehen; to go out of a roomaus einem Zimmer gehen
(shopping etc) → weggehen; (socially, to theatre etc) → ausgehen; (with girl-/boyfriend) → gehen; to go out ridingausreiten; to go out for a mealessen gehen; John has been going out with Susan for monthsJohn geht schon seit Monaten mit Susan
(= be extinguished: fire, light) → ausgehen
(= become unconscious)das Bewusstsein verlieren, weg sein (inf); (= fall asleep)einschlafen, weg sein (inf)
(= become outmoded, fashion) → unmodern werden; (custom)überholt sein
to go out to workarbeiten gehen
(Pol, = leave office) → abgelöst werden
(Brit: = emigrate, go overseas) the family went out to Australiadie Familie ging nach Australien
(= strike)streiken; to go out on strikein den Streik treten
my heart went out to himich fühlte mit ihm mit; all our sympathy goes out to youwir teilen Ihr Leid
(Sport: = be defeated) → ausscheiden, herausfliegen (inf)
(= strive) to go all outsich ins Zeug legen (for für)
(= be issued: pamphlet, circular) → (hinaus)gehen; (Rad, TV: programme) → ausgestrahlt werden; (message)verbreitet werden
(year, month: = end) → enden, zu Ende gehen
to go out for (US: = be a candidate for) → antreten für; (Ftbl etc also) → spielen für
(= disappear, be lost) the fun had gone out of ites machte keinen Spaß mehr; the love had gone out of their marriageihre Ehe war lieblos geworden; all the fight had gone out of himsein Kampfgeist war erloschen

? go over vi
(= cross)hinübergehen, rübergehen (inf); (by vehicle) → hinüberfahren, rüberfahren (inf)
(= change allegiance, habit, diet etc)übergehen (to zu); (to another party) → überwechseln (to zu); to go over to the other sidezur anderen Seite überwechseln
(TV, Rad, to news desk, another studio) → umschalten
(vehicle etc: = be overturned) → umkippen
(= be received: play, remarks etc) → ankommen
vi +prep obj
(= examine, check over) accounts, reportdurchgehen; house, luggagedurchsuchen; person, caruntersuchen; (= see over) house etcsich (dat)ansehen, besichtigen
(= repeat, rehearse, review) lesson, role, factsdurchgehen; to go over something in one’s mindetw durchdenken or überdenken; to go over the groundes durchsprechen
(= wash, dust etc) windows, roomschnell sauber machen
(= redraw) outlines etcnachzeichnen

? go past vivorbeigehen (→ prep obj an +dat); (vehicle)vorbeifahren (→ prep obj an +dat); (procession)vorbeiziehen (→ prep obj an +dat); (time)vergehen, verfließen
? go round vi (esp Brit)
(= turn, spin)sich drehen; my head is going roundmir dreht sich alles
(= make a detour)außen herumgehen; (by vehicle) → außen herumfahren; to go round somethingum etw herumgehen/-fahren; to go round the long wayganz außen herumgehen/-fahren; we went round by Winchesterwir fuhren bei Winchester herum
(= visit, call round)vorbeigehen (to bei)
(= tour: round museum etc) → herumgehen (→ prep obj in +dat)
(= be sufficient)langen, (aus)reichen; there’s enough food to go round (all these people)es ist (für all diese Leute) genügend zu essen da; to make the money go roundmit dem Geld auskommen
+prep obj (= encircle, reach round)herumgehen um
= go about VI a, b

? go through vi (lit, fig)durchgehen; (business deal)abgeschlossen werden; (divorce, law, bill)durchkommen vi +prep obj
hole, door, customs etcgehen durch
(= suffer, endure)durchmachen
(= examine, discuss, rehearse) list, subject, play, mail, lessondurchgehen
(= search) pocket, suitcasedurchsuchen
(= use up)aufbrauchen; moneyausgeben, durchbringen (inf); shoesdurchlaufen (inf); foodaufessen; he has gone through the seat of his trousers (Brit) or pants (esp US) → er hat seine Hose durchgesessen; this book has already gone through 13 editionsdas Buch hat schon 13 Auflagen erlebt
formalities, apprenticeship, initiationdurchmachen; courseabsolvieren; funeral, matriculationmitmachen; routineabziehen (inf); they went through the agenda very quicklysie haben die Tagesordnung sehr schnell abgearbeitet; to go through the marriage ceremonysich trauen lassen
(= ignore) to go through a stop sign/a red lightein Stoppschild/eine rote Ampel überfahren

? go through with vi +prep obj plandurchziehen (inf); crimeausführen; she realized that she had to go through with itsie sah, dass es kein Zurück gab or dass sich das nicht mehr vermeiden ließ; she couldn’t go through with itsie brachte es nicht fertig
? go to vi +prep obj
to go to somebody (credit, job) → an jdn gehen
(= make an effort) to go to itsich ranhalten (inf); go to it!los, ran! (inf), → auf gehts! (inf)

? go together vi
(= harmonize: colours, ideas, people) → zusammenpassen
(= go hand in hand: events, conditions) → zusammen auftreten
(= go out together)miteinander gehen

? go under vi (= sink: ship, person) → untergehen; (= fail, businessman) → scheitern (→ because of an +dat); (company)eingehen (inf) vi +prep obj
(= pass under)durchgehen unter (+dat); (= fit under)gehen or passen unter (+acc)
to go under the name of Jonesals Jones bekannt sein

? go up vi
(= rise: price, temperature etc) → steigen; to go up (and up) in price(immer) teurer werden
(= climb, up stairs, hill) → hinaufgehen, hinaufsteigen (→ prep obj +acc); (up ladder) → hinaufsteigen (→ prep obj +acc); (up tree) → hinaufklettern (→ prep obj auf +acc); to go up to bednach oben gehen
(lift)hochfahren; (balloon)aufsteigen; (Theat: curtain) → hochgehen; (= be built: new flats etc) → gebaut werden
(= travel, to the north) → hochfahren; (to London) → fahren; to go up (to university) (Brit) → auf die Universität gehen
(= explode, be destroyed)hochgehen (inf), → in die Luft gehen; to go up in flamesin Flammen aufgehen
(cheer, shout)ertönen
(Sport: = be promoted) → aufsteigen

? go with vi +prep obj
sbgehen mit
(= go hand in hand with)Hand in Hand gehen mit
(= be included or sold with)gehören zu
(= harmonize with)passen zu

? go without vi +prep objnicht haben; to go without foodnichts essen; to go without breakfastnicht frühstücken; to have to go without somethingohne etw auskommen müssen, auf etw (acc)verzichten müssen; to manage to go without somethingohne etw auskommen; he doesn’t like to go without the luxuries of lifeer verzichtet nicht gern auf den Luxus im Leben vidarauf verzichten


[gəʊ] (does (vb: 3rd pers sg present) (went (pt)) (gone (pp)))
1. vi
a. (gen) → andare
to go to London → andare a Londra
to go by car/on foot → andare in macchina/a piedi
to go at 50 km/h → andare a 50 km l'ora or a 50 all'ora
to go looking for sb/sth → andare in cerca di qn/qc
to go swimming/shopping → andare a nuotare/a fare spese
to go for a walk/swim → andare a fare due passi/una nuotata
to go to a party/to the dentist's → andare a una festa/dal dentista
to go and see sb → andare a trovare qn
halt, who goes there? → alt, chi va là?
you go first → (vai) prima tu
there he goes! → eccolo (là)!
he went that way → è andato di là
there you go again! (fam) → ci risiamo!
b. (depart) → andar via, andarsene; (train) → partire; (disappear, person, object) → sparire; (time) → passare; (money) to go (on)andarsene (in); (be sold) to go (for)essere venduto/a (per)
my voice has gone → m'è andata via la voce
the cake is all gone → il dolce è finito
that cupboard will have to go → dobbiamo sbarazzarci di quell'armadio
go! (Sport) → via!
here goes! (fam) → Dio me la mandi buona!
gone are the days when ... → sono finiti i tempi in cui...
the day went slowly → la giornata non passava mai
it's just gone 7 → sono appena passate le 7
only 2 days to go → mancano solo 2 giorni
going, going, gone! → uno, due, tre, aggiudicato!
it went for £100 → è stato venduto per 100 sterline
it's going cheap (fam) → costa poco
c. (extend) → arrivare
the garden goes down to the lake → il giardino arriva fino al lago
money doesn't go far nowadays → non si fa molto coi soldi oggigiorno
it's good as far as it goes, but ... → quello che c'è va bene, ma...
as cooks go, she's quite good → come cuoca non è male
as hotels in Milan go, it's quite cheap → questo albergo non è molto caro, per essere a Milano
d. (function, machine) → andare
I couldn't get the car to go at all → non sono riuscito a far partire la macchina
to keep going (person, also) (fig) → andare avanti (machine) → andare
to make sth go, to get sth going → far funzionare qc (engine, machine) → mettere in moto qc
let's get going → muoviamoci
e. (progress, turn out) → andare
the meeting went well → la riunione è andata bene
how did the exam go? → com'è andato l'esame?
how's it going? (fam) → come va (la vita)?
we'll see how things go (fam) → vediamo come vanno or come si mettono le cose
he has a lot going for him → molte cose giocano a suo favore
how does that song go? → come fa quella canzone?
f. to go (with) (match) → andare (con); (coincide, co-occur) → accompagnarsi a
the curtains don't go with the carpet → le tende non si intonano col tappeto
the house goes with the job → la casa è parte integrante del suo contratto di lavoro
to go with sb (also fam) → andare con qn
g. (become) → diventare, farsi
to go blind → perdere la vista
to go hungry → fare la fame
to go without sth → non avere qc
to go bad (food) → andare a male, guastarsi
to go mad → impazzire
to go to sleep → addormentarsi
h. (fit, be contained) → andare, starci
it won't go in the case → non sta nella valigia
4 into 3 won't go → il 4 nel 3 non ci sta
i. (be acceptable) → andare, essere ammesso/a or ammissibile
anything goes (fam) → tutto è permesso
that goes for me too → questo vale anche per me
what he says goes → la sua parola è legge
j. (break, material) → consumarsi, logorarsi; (rope) → rompersi, cedere; (fuse, button) → saltare; (health, eyesight) → deteriorarsi
this jumper has gone at the elbows → questo golf ha i gomiti bucati
k. (be available) there are several jobs goingci sono diversi posti disponibili
is there any tea going? → c'è un po' di tè?
I'll take whatever is going (Brit) → prendo quello che mi offrono
l. (prize, inheritance) to go (to)andare (a), toccare (a)
the money goes to charity → il denaro va in beneficenza
the money will go towards our holiday → questi soldi li mettiamo da parte per la vacanza
all his money goes on drink → tutti i suoi soldi se ne vanno in alcolici
the qualities which go to make him a great writer → le qualità che fanno di lui un grande scrittore
m. (make, sound, movement) → fare; (doorbell, phone) → suonare
go like that (with your right hand) → fai così (con la destra)
n. (Am) ...to go (food) → ... da portar via, da asporto
2. aux vb I'm going to do itlo farò; (intention) → ho intenzione di farlo
I was going to do it → stavo per farlo (intention) → volevo farlo
it's going to rain → sta per piovere
there's going to be trouble → saranno guai
3. vt (fam) to go it alonefarlo da solo/a
to go one better (action) → fare di meglio (story) → avere di meglio
4. n (goes (pl))
a. (fam) (energy) → dinamismo
he's always on the go → non si ferma un minuto
I've got two projects on the go → ho due progetti per le mani
it's all go → non c'è un attimo di respiro
b. (success) to make a go of sthriuscire in qc; (scheme) → mandare in porto qc
it's no go (fam) → (non c'è) niente da fare
c. (attempt) → tentativo
to have a go (at doing sth) → provare (a fare qc)
at or in one go → in un sol colpo
it's your go → tocca a te
d. from the word go (fam) → (fin) dal primo momento
all systems (are) go → tutto a posto
go about
1. vi + prep
a. (set to work on, task) → affrontare
how does one go about getting the tickets? → come si fa a procurarsi i biglietti?
how do I go about this? → qual è la prassi per questo?
b. (busy o.s. with) → continuare a fare
to go about one's business → occuparsi delle proprie faccende
2. vi + adv (also go around) (wander about) → aggirarsi; (circulate, flu) → esserci in giro; (rumour) → correre, circolare
go after vi + prep (pursue) → correr dietro a, rincorrere; (criminal) → inseguire; (job, record) → mirare a; (girl) → star dietro (a), fare il filo (a)
go against vi + prep (be unfavourable to, result, events) → essere contro; (be contrary to, principles, conscience, sb's wishes) → andare contro
go ahead vi + adv (carry on) → andare or tirare avanti
he went ahead with his plan → mise in atto il suo piano
go (right) ahead! → fai pure!
go along vi + adv (proceed) → andare avanti, avanzare
check as you go along → verifica man mano che procedi
as we went along ... → andando avanti...
to go along with (accompany) → andare con, accompagnare (agree with, idea) → sottoscrivere, appoggiare (person) → essere d'accordo con
go around vi + adv
see go about 2, go round a
go at vi + prep (fam) (attack) → scagliarsi contro; (tackle, job) → buttarsi in
he really went at it → si è veramente buttato
go away vi + adv (depart) → andarsene
go back vi + adv
a. to go back (to) (return, revert) → (ri)tornare (a)
there's no going back now → non si può più tornare indietro
b. (date back) → risalire
the controversy goes back to 1929 → la controversia risale al 1929
c. (extend, garden, cave) → estendersi; (go again) → andare di nuovo
go back on vi + adv + prep (word, promise) → rimangiarsi, ritirare; (decision) → tornare su
go before vi + adv (happen before) → accadere prima, succedere prima
go by
1. vi + prep
a. (be guided by, watch, compass) → seguire, basarsi su, attenersi a
to go by appearances → giudicare dalle apparenze
going by what he says ... → stando a ciò che dice...
b. to go by the name of Xfarsi chiamare X
2. vi + adv (pass by, person, car) → passare; (opportunity) → scappare; (years, time) → scorrere
as time goes by → col passare del tempo
go down vi + adv
a. (sun) → tramontare, calare; (person, downstairs) → scendere, andar giù; (sink, ship) → affondare; (person) → andar sotto; (be defeated) → crollare
that should go down well with him → dovrebbe incontrare la sua approvazione
b. (be written down) → venire registrato/a
to go down in history/to posterity → passare alla storia/ai posteri
c. (decrease, price, temperature) → scendere, calare
he has gone down in my estimation → è sceso nella mia stima
go down with vi + adv + prep (fam) to go down with flubeccarsi l'influenza
go for vi + prep
a. (attack) → lanciarsi contro or su, avventarsi su or contro (fig) → dare addosso a, attaccare
b. (fam) (apply to) that goes for me tooquesto vale anche per me
c. (fam) (like, fancy) → andar matto/a per
I don't go for his films → i suoi film non mi dicono un granché
go forward vi + adv
a. (proceed, with plan) to go forward (with)procedere con
b. (be put forward, suggestion) → essere avanzato/a, venire avanzato/a
go in vi + adv
a. (enter) → entrare
b. the sun went inil sole si è oscurato or nascosto
c. (fit) → entrarci, andarci
go in for vi + prep
a. (enter for, race, competition) → prendere parte a; (exam) → presentarsi a
b. (be interested in, hobby, sport) → interessarsi di, essere appassionato/a di; (take as a career) → scegliere
she goes in for the latest styles → le piace vestirsi all'ultima moda
go into vi + prep
a. (investigate, examine) → indagare, esaminare a fondo; (embark on) → lanciarsi in, imbarcarsi in
to go into details → entrare nei particolari
let's not go into all that now → non parliamone per ora
b. (embark on, career) → darsi a
c. (trance, coma) → entrare in
to go into fits of laughter → essere preso/a da un convulso di risa
go off
1. vi + adv
a. (leave) → partire, andarsene
to go off (to sleep) → addormentarsi
b. (cease to operate, lights) → spegnersi
c. (explode) → esplodere, scoppiare; (alarm clock) → suonare
the gun went off by accident → è partito un colpo accidentalmente
d. (food) → andare a male, guastarsi
e. (event) → andare
the party went off well → la festa è riuscita bene
2. vi + prep (cease to like, thing) → perdere il gusto di; (person) → non poter più vedere
I've gone off chocolate → la cioccolata non mi piace più
go off with vi + adv + prep (boyfriend) → scappare con; (book) → andarsene con
go on
1. vi + prep (be guided by, evidence) → basarsi su, fondarsi su
there's nothing to go on → non abbiamo niente su cui basarci
2. vi + adv
a. (continue, war, talks) → protrarsi, continuare; (on journey) → proseguire
to go on doing → continuare a fare
he went on to say that ... → ha aggiunto che...
to go on about sth (fam) → non finirla più con qc
what a way to go on! (pej) → bel modo di comportarsi!
b. (lights) → accendersi; (machine) → partire, mettersi in moto
c. (happen) → succedere, svolgersi
what's going on here? → che succede or che sta succedendo qui?
d. (pass, time, years) → passare
as time went on → con l'andar del tempo
go on at vi + adv + prep (nag) → assillare
go on for vi + adv + prep it's going on for 3 years nowsono quasi tre anni ormai
he's going on for 60 → va per la sessantina
it' going on for 2 o' clock → sono quasi le 2
go on with vi + adv + prepcontinuare, proseguire
go out vi + adv
a. (be estinguished, fire, light) → spegnersi
b. (leave) → uscire, andar fuori; (socially) → uscire; (in cards) → chiudere; (ebb, tide) → calare
to go out shopping/for a meal → andare a far spese/a mangiare fuori
to go out (of fashion) → passare (di moda)
to go out with sb → uscire con qn
they've been going out together for 2 years → sono due anni che stanno insieme, fanno coppia fissa da due anni
go over
1. vi + prep
a. (examine, report) → riguardare, controllare
b. (rehearse, review, speech, lesson) → ripassare
to go over sth in one's mind → pensare bene a qc
2. vi + adv
a. to go over (to) (cross over) → andare (a or in) (fig) (change habit, size) → passare (a)
b. (be received) → essere accolto/a
his speech went over well → il suo discorso è stato accolto bene
go round vi + adv
a. (revolve) → girare; (circulate, news, rumour) → circolare
there is a rumour going round that ... → corre voce che...
b. (suffice) → bastare (per tutti)
is there enough food to go round? → c'è abbastanza da mangiare per tutti?
c. (visit) to go round (to sb's)passare (da qn)
let's go round to John's place → facciamo un salto da John
d. (make a detour) to go round (by)passare (per)
go through
1. vi + prep
a. (suffer) → passare
b. (examine, list, book) → leggere da capo a fondo; (search through) → frugare in
c. (use up, money) → spendere, mangiarsi; (consume, wear out) → consumare
d. (perform) → fare; (formalities) → sbrigare
let's go through that scene again → rifacciamo quella scena (da capo)
e. (town) → attraversare
2. vi + adv (bill, law) → essere approvato/a; (deal) → essere concluso/a
go through with vi + adv + prep (plan, crime) → mettere in atto, eseguire
I couldn't go through with it → non sono riuscito ad andare fino in fondo
go under vi + adv (sink, ship) → affondare, colare a picco; (person) → andare sotto (fig) (business, firm) → fallire
go up
1. vi + adv
a. (rise, temperature, prices) → salire, aumentare
to go up in price → aumentare (di prezzo)
b. (ascend) → andare su
c. (be built, tower block) → venire costruito/a; (new district) → sorgere; (scaffolding) → venire montato/a
d. (explode) → saltare in aria
to go up in flames → andare in fiamme
2. vi + prep (ascend) → salire su per
go without vi + prepfare a meno di


(gəu) 3rd person singular present tense goes: past tense went (went) : past participle gone (gon) verb
1. to walk, travel, move etc. He is going across the field; Go straight ahead; When did he go out?
2. to be sent, passed on etc. Complaints have to go through the proper channels.
3. to be given, sold etc. The prize goes to John Smith; The table went for $100.
4. to lead to. Where does this road go?
5. to visit, to attend. He goes to school every day; I decided not to go to the movie.
6. to be destroyed etc. This wall will have to go.
7. to proceed, be done. The meeting went very well.
8. to move away. I think it is time you were going.
9. to disappear. My purse has gone!
10. to do (some action or activity). I'm going for a walk; I'm going hiking next week-end.
11. to fail etc. I think the clutch on this car has gone.
12. to be working etc. I don't think that clock is going.
13. to become. These apples have gone bad.
14. to be. Many people in the world regularly go hungry.
15. to be put. Spoons go in that drawer.
16. to pass. Time goes quickly when you are enjoying yourself.
17. to be used. All her pocket-money goes on sweets.
18. to be acceptable etc. Anything goes in this office.
19. to make a particular noise. Dogs go woof, not miaow.
20. to have a particular tune etc. How does that song go?
21. to become successful etc. She always makes a party go.
nounplural goes
1. an attempt. I'm not sure how to do it, but I'll have a go.
2. energy. She's full of go.
ˈgoing noun
1. an act of leaving, moving away etc. the comings and goings of the people in the street.
2. the conditions under which something is done. Walking was heavy going because of all the mud.
1. successful. That shop is still a going concern.
2. in existence at present. the going rate for typing manuscripts.
ˈgo-ahead adjective
successful and progressive. His firm is very go-ahead.
permission. We'll start as soon as we get the go-ahead.
ˌgo-ˈgetter noun
a person with a great deal of energy, ability etc who gets what he wants.
ˌgoing-ˈover noun
a study or examination. He gave the accounts a thorough going-over.
ˌgoings-ˈon noun plural
(usually strange) happenings or behaviour.
ˌno-ˈgo adjective
(of a district etc) which a person etc is not allowed to enter. a no-go area.
all go adjective
very busy. It's all go in this office today.
be going on (for)
to be near or close to (a time, age etc). He must be going on (for) eighty.
be going strong
to be successful, healthy etc. Our business/grandfather is still going strong.
from the word go
from the very beginning.
get going
to get started. If you want to finish that job you'd better get going.
give the go-by
to ignore in an unfriendly way. I think we'll give all his stupid suggestions the go-by.
go about
1. to (begin to) work at. I don't know the best way to go about the job!
2. (of a ship) to change direction or turn around.
go after
1. to try to win. He's going after that prize.
2. to follow or chase. Go after him and apologize.
go against
1. to oppose or refuse to act on. A child should never go against his parents' wishes.
2. to be unacceptable to. This goes against my conscience.
go along
1. to go. I think I'll go along to that meeting.
2. to proceed or progress. Check your work as you go along.
go along with
to agree with. I'm afraid I can't go along with you on that.
go around
(of stories, rumours etc) to be passed from one person to another. There's a rumour going around that you are leaving.
go around with
to be friendly with. I don't like the group of friends you're going around with.
go at
1. to attack. The little boys went at each other with their fists.
2. to do with enthusiasm. He really went at the job of painting the wall.
go back
to return to an earlier time, topic of conversation etc. Let's go back for a minute to what we were talking about earlier.
go back on
to fail to do (something one has promised to do). I never go back on my promises.
go by
1. to base an opinion on. We can't go by what he says.
2. to be guided by. I always go by the instructions.
go down
1. (with well/badly) to be approved or disapproved of. The story went down well (with them).
2. (of a ship) to sink. They were lost at sea when the ship went down.
3. (of the sun or moon) to go below the horizon.
4. to be remembered. Your bravery will go down in history.
5. (of places) to become less desirable. This part of town has gone down in the last twenty years.
go far
to be successful. If you keep on working as hard as this, I'm sure you'll go far.
go for
to attack physically or in words. The two dogs went for each other as soon as they met.
go in
(of the sun or moon) to become covered by cloud.
go in for
1. to take part in. I'm not going in for the 1,000 metres race.
2. to do (something) as a hobby, career etc. My son is going in for medicine; She goes in for collecting postcards.
go into
1. to make a careful study of (something). We'll need to go into this plan in detail.
2. to discuss in detail. I don't want to go into the problems at the moment.
go off
1. (of a bomb etc) to explode. The little boy was injured when the firework went off in his hand.
2. (of an alarm) to ring. When the alarm went off the thieves ran away.
3. to leave. He went off yesterday.
4. to begin to dislike. I've gone off cigarettes.
5. to become rotten. That meat has gone off.
6. to stop working. The fan has gone off.
go on
1. to continue. Go on reading – I won't disturb you.
2. to talk a great deal, usually too much. She goes on and on about her health.
3. to happen. What is going on here?
4. to base one's investigations etc on. The police had very few clues to go on in their search for the murderer.
go on at
to nag at. Her mother went on at her for coming home late after the dance.
go out
1. to become extinguished. The light has gone out.
2. to go to parties, concerts, meetings etc. We don't go out as much as we did when we were younger.
3. to be frequently in the company of (a person, usually of the opposite sex). I've been going out with her for months.
go over
1. to study or examine carefully. I want to go over the work you have done before you do any more.
2. to repeat (a story etc). I'll go over the whole lesson again.
3. to list. He went over all her faults.
4. (of plays, behaviour etc) to be received (well or badly). The play didn't go over at all well the first night.
go round
to be enough for everyone. Is there enough food to go round?
go slow
(of workers in a factory etc) to work less quickly than usual, eg as a form of protest.
go steady
to have a close friendly relationship with someone of the opposite sex. My girl-friend and I have been going steady for a year.
go through
1. to search in. I've gone through all my pockets but I still can't find my key.
2. to suffer. You have no idea what I went through to get this finished in time.
3. to use up. We went through a lot of money on holiday.
4. to complete. to go through certain formalities.
5. to be completed. After long hours of negotiations, the deal went through.
go through with
to finish doing. I will go through with this in spite of what you say.
go too far
to do something which is so bad as to be unacceptable.
go towards
to help to buy etc. The money we collect will go towards a new roof.
go up
1. to increase in size, value etc. The temperature/price has gone up.
2. to be built. There are office blocks going up all over town.
go up in smoke/flames
to catch fire; to be destroyed or damaged by fire etc. The building across the street went up in flames.
go with
1. to be sold with, be part of etc. The carpets will go with the house.
2. to look etc well with. The carpet goes with the wallpaper.
go without
to manage without. If you can't afford a new dress, you'll have to go without (one).
keep going
to continue doing what one is doing; to survive. The snow was falling heavily, but we had to keep going; Business is bad at the moment, but we'll manage to keep going.
make a go (of something)
to make a success (of something). He has never owned a shop before, but I think he'll make a go of it.
on the go
very busy or active. He's always on the go, from morning to night.


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to ___ afterseguir;
to ___ aboutandar, caminar;
[to accompany] to ___ along withacompañar;
to ___ againstir en contra de;
to ___ aheadadelantar; emprender;
to ___ along with a decisionaceptar, aprobar una decisión;
to ___ badecharse a perder;
to ___ backvolver, retroceder;
to ___ crazyenloquecer;
to ___ in or intoentrar;
to ___ deep intoahondar;
to ___ down withenfermarse, caer enfermo-a;
[distance] to ___ farir lejos; [to succeed] tener éxito, progresar;
to ___ oncontinuar;
to ___ overexaminar, estudiar;
to ___ throughexaminar o estudiar con cuidado;
to let ___soltar, dejar;
to let oneself ___soltarse; dejarse; relajarse.