- (obsolete, intransitive) To walk; to travel on one's feet.
- 1485, Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book XII:
- ‘As for that,’ seyde Sir Trystram, ‘I may chose othir to ryde othir to go.’
- 1624, John Smith, Generall Historie, in Kupperman 1988, p. 129:
- Master Piercie our new President, was so sicke hee could neither goe nor stand.
- 1485, Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book XII:
- (intransitive) To move from one place to another.
- Why don’t you go with us?
- This train goes to Chicago.
- Chris, where are you going?
- (intransitive) To leave; to move away.
- Please don't go!
- I really must be going.
- (intransitive) To be given, especially to be assigned or allotted.
- The property shall go to my wife.
- The award went to Steven Spielberg.
- (intransitive) To extend (from one point to another).
- This property goes all the way to the state line.
- (intransitive) To lead (in a direction).
- Does this road go to Fort Smith?
- (intransitive) To elapse.
- The time went slowly.
- (intransitive) To start.
- (intransitive) To resort (to).
- I'll go to court if I have to.
- (intransitive) To change from one value to another.
- The price keeps going up.
- (intransitive) To end or disappear.
- After three days, my headache finally went.
- (intransitive) To be spent or used up.
- His money went on drink.
- (intransitive) To be discarded.
- This chair has got to go.
- (intransitive) To be sold.
- Everything must go.
- The car went for five thousand dollars.
- (intransitive) To die.
- (intransitive) To collapse.
- (intransitive) To break down or decay.
- This meat is starting to go.
- My mind is going.
- (intransitive) To proceed (often to indicate the perceived quality of an event or state).
- That went well.
- A: How are things going? B: Not bad, thanks.
- (intransitive) To work (through or over), especially mentally.
- I've gone over this a hundred times.
- Let's not go into that right now.
- (intransitive) To search.
- Somebody went through my things while I was out.
- (intransitive) To tend or contribute toward a result.
- Well, that goes to show you.
- These experiences go to make us stronger.
- (intransitive, often followed by a preposition) To fit.
- Do you think the sofa will go through the door?
- The belt just barely went around his waist.
- (intransitive) To be compatible, especially of colors or food and drink.
- This shade of red doesn't go with the drapes.
- White wine goes better with fish than red wine.
- (intransitive) To belong (somewhere).
- My shirts go on this side of the wardrobe.
- This piece of the jigsaw goes on the other side.
- To be expressed or composed (a certain way).
- The tune goes like this.
- (gaming, intransitive) To take a turn, especially in a game.
- It’s your turn; go.
- (intransitive) To attend.
- I go to school at the schoolhouse.
- (intransitive) To take up a profession.
- Gone for soldiers, every one.
- She's gone to be a teacher.
- (intransitive) To be in a state continuously.
- I don't want my children to go hungry.
- We went barefoot in the summer.
- (intransitive) To survive or get by.
- How long can you go without water?
- We've gone without your help for a while now.
- (intransitive) To move or travel in order to do something, or to do something while moving.
- We went swimming.
- Let's go shopping.
- (intransitive) To make an effort.
- You didn't have to go to such trouble.
- I never thought he'd go so far as to call you.
- (intransitive) To date.
- How long having they been going together?
- He's been going with her for two weeks.
- (intransitive) To fight or attack.
- I went at him with a knife.
- (intransitive) To be pregnant (with).
- She goes with child.
- (intransitive, of a machine) To work or function.
- The engine just won't go anymore.
- (intransitive) To have authority.
- Whatever the boss says goes, do you understand?
- (intransitive) To be valid or accepted.
- Anything goes around here.
- (intransitive) To be told; to circulate.
- There's a story going through the town about you.
- (intransitive) To be known or considered.
- That goes as murder in my book.
- He went by name of Sanders.
- (intransitive) To sound; to make a noise.
- I woke up just before the clock went.
- (intransitive, colloquial) To urinate or defecate.
- I really need to go.
- Have you managed to go today, Mrs. Miggins?
- (intransitive, colloquial, usually with "and") To do, especially to do something foolish.
- Why'd you have to go and do that?
- (intransitive, archaic) To walk.
- (intransitive, cricket, of a wicket) To be lost.
- (intransitive, cricket, of a batsman) To be out.
- (copula) To become. The adjective that follows usually describes a negative state.
- You'll go blind.
- I went crazy.
- After failing as a criminal, he decided to go straight.
- (transitive) To move for a particular distance or in a particular fashion.
- We've only gone twenty miles today.
- This car can go circles around that one.
- (transitive) To take a particular part or share.
- Let's go halves on this.
- (transitive) To bet or venture (an amount).
- I'll go a ten-spot.
- (transitive) To yield or weigh.
- Those babies go five tons apiece.
- (transitive) To follow (a course or path).
- Let's go this way for a while.
- (transitive) To offer or bid an amount.
- That's as high as I can go.
- We could go two fifty.
- (transitive) To make (a specified sound).
- Cats go meow.
- (transitive, colloquial) To enjoy.
- I could go a beer right about now.
- (transitive, sports) To have a certain record.
- They've gone one for three in this series.
- The team is going five in a row.
- (transitive, slang) To say (something). Often used in present tense.
- I go, "As if!" And she was all like, "Whatever!"
- (transitive, slang) To think or say to oneself.
- As soon as I did it, I went "that was stupid."
- (transitive, Australian slang) To attack.
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- 2011 Phil McNulty England 2 - 2 Switzerland
- England have now gone four games without a win at Wembley, their longest sequence without a victory in 30 years, and still have much work to do to reach Euro 2012 as they prepare for a testing trip to face Bulgaria in Sofia in September.
- Go, along with do, make, and to a lesser extent other English verbs, is often used as a substitute verb for a verb used previously or one that is implied, in the same way a pronoun substitutes for a noun. For example:
- Chris: Then he goes like this: (Chris waves arms around, implying the phrase means Then he moves his arms like this).
- For examples of the usage of this term see the citations page.
NounGo (plural Goes)
- A turn at something.
- You’ve been on it long enough—now let your brother have a go.
- (gaming) A turn in a game.
- It’s your go.
- An attempt.
- I’ll give it a go.
- An approval to do something or a something that has been approved to do.
- We will begin as soon as the boss says it's a go.
- (board games) A board game, originally from China, played in East Asia, mostly in China, Japan, and Korea.
- (turn at something): stint
- (turn in a game): move, turn
- (attempt): attempt, bash, shot, stab, try
- (board game):weiqi
- (move def.): </span> move, travel, wend, cross
- (depart def.): </span> depart, leave, exit, go away, go out
- (disappear def.): </span> disappear, vanish, go away; end, dissipate
- (collapse def.): </span> crumble, collapse, disintegrate, give way
- (function def.): </span> function, work
- (t): fit, pass, stretch, come, make it
- (belong in a place def.): </span> belong, have a place
- (take a turn def.): </span> move, make one's move, take one’s turn
- (become def.): </span> become, turn, change into
- (urinate def.): </span> pee
- (date def.): </span> go out (with), date, see
- pass, proceed, disappear, begin, depart, walk, decamp, step, stir, retire, abscond, run, budge, retreat, withdraw, recede, desert, relinquish, abandon.
Antonyms for Go
- (move def.): </span> freeze, halt, remain, stand still, stay, stop
- (depart def.): </span> come, arrive, approach
- (disappear def.): </span> remain, stay, hold, appear
- [become]], enter
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Middle English gon, from Old English gān, from Proto-Germanic *gānan (compare West Frisian gean, Dutch gaan, Saxon/Low German gan, German gehen, Danish gå), from Proto-Indo-European *g̑ʰēh- 'to leave' (compare Albanian ngaj 'to run', Ancient Greek kikhānein 'to meet with, arrive at', Avestan zazāmi 'I leave off', Sanskrit jáhāti 'he leaves'). Inherited past tense forms (compare Old English ēode), however, have since the 15th century been replaced by forms from Old English wendan 'to go, depart, wend'; this process is called suppletion.
- (UK) enPR: gō, IPA: /ɡəʊ/, SAMPA: /g@U/
- (US) enPR: gō, IPA: /ɡoʊ/, SAMPA: /goU/
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- Rhymes: -əʊ
- The translations below need to be checked.
- The translations below need to be checked.
- Rhymes: -oː
Go m. inv.
- IPA: [ɡo, ɡə]
go (triggers eclipsis, takes dependent form of irregular verbs)
- that (used to introduce a subordinate clause)
- Deir sé go bhfuil deifir air — He says that he is in a hurry
- Fan go dtiocfaidh sé — Wait until he comes
go (prefixes "h" to vowels)
- used to make adverbs and predicative adjectives
- bheith go maith — to be well
- Fuair sí bás go hóg — She died young
- go feargach — angrily
- go mall aréir — late last night
- go leor — enough, plenty, galore
go (triggers eclipsis)
- used with the subjunctive
- Go gcuidí Dia leo — May God help them
- Go maire tú é — May you live to enjoy it
- Go raibh maith agat — Thank you
go (prefixes h to vowels)
Go (hiragana ご)
Go (hiragana ご)
- This is a coordinating conjunction: go ... gi ... means if and only if ... then ....
- go is a logical connective and does not imply causation.
- IPA: [ɡɔ]
From Japanese 碁
- (Croatian): gȏl
- IPA: /ɡôːl/
From English go (“to go”)
- To go