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 go go

adj

  • functioning correctly and ready for action  ( go )
    functioning correctly and ready for action
     all systems are go
    all systems are go
  • noun

  • a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; the object is to surround and so capture the opponent's counters  ( go, go game )
    a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; the object is to surround and so capture the opponent's counters
  • a usually brief attempt  ( crack, fling, go, offer, pass, whirl )
    a usually brief attempt
     he took a crack at it
    he took a crack at it
     I gave it a whirl
    I gave it a whirl
  • street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine  ( Adam, cristal, disco biscuit, ecstasy, go, hug drug, X, XTC )
    street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
  • a time period for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)  ( go, spell, tour, turn )
    a time period for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
     it's my go
    it's my go
     a spell of work
    a spell of work
  • verb

  • ( ) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically  ( go, locomote, move, travel )
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
     How fast does your new car go?
    How fast does your new car go?
     We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus
    We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus
     The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect
    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
    The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell
     news travelled fast
    news travelled fast
  • ( ) follow a procedure or take a course  ( go, move, proceed )
    follow a procedure or take a course
     We should go farther in this matter
    We should go farther in this matter
     She went through a lot of trouble
    She went through a lot of trouble
     go about the world in a certain manner
    go about the world in a certain manner
     Messages must go through diplomatic channels
    Messages must go through diplomatic channels
  • ( ) move away from a place into another direction  ( depart, go, go away )
    move away from a place into another direction
     Go away before I start to cry
    Go away before I start to cry
     The train departs at noon
    The train departs at noon
  • ( ) enter or assume a certain state or condition  ( become, get, go )
    enter or assume a certain state or condition
     He became annoyed when he heard the bad news
    He became annoyed when he heard the bad news
     It must be getting more serious
    It must be getting more serious
     her face went red with anger
    her face went red with anger
     She went into ecstasy
    She went into ecstasy
     Get going!
    Get going!
  • ( ) be awarded; be allotted  ( go )
    be awarded; be allotted
     The first prize goes to Mary
    The first prize goes to Mary
     Her money went on clothes
    Her money went on clothes
  • ( ) follow a certain course  ( go, proceed )
    follow a certain course
     The inauguration went well
    The inauguration went well
     how did your interview go?
    how did your interview go?
  • ( ) stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point  ( extend, go, lead, pass, run )
    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
    Service runs all the way to Cranbury
     His knowledge doesn't go very far
    His knowledge doesn't go very far
     My memory extends back to my fourth year of life
    My memory extends back to my fourth year of life
     The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets
    The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets
  • ( ) have a particular form  ( go, run )
    have a particular form
     the story or argument runs as follows
    the story or argument runs as follows
     as the saying goes...
    as the saying goes...
  • ( ) be abolished or discarded  ( go )
    be abolished or discarded
     These ugly billboards have to go!
    These ugly billboards have to go!
     These luxuries all had to go under the Khmer Rouge
    These luxuries all had to go under the Khmer Rouge
  • ( ) be or continue to be in a certain condition  ( go )
    be or continue to be in a certain condition
     The children went hungry that day
    The children went hungry that day
  • ( ) progress by being changed  ( go, move, run )
    progress by being changed
     The speech has to go through several more drafts
    The speech has to go through several more drafts
     run through your presentation before the meeting
    run through your presentation before the meeting
  • ( ) to be spent or finished  ( go, run low, run short )
    to be spent or finished
     The money had gone after a few days
    The money had gone after a few days
     Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest
    Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest
  • ( ) perform as expected when applied  ( function, go, operate, run, work )
    perform as expected when applied
     The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in
    The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in
     Does this old car still run well?
    Does this old car still run well?
     This old radio doesn't work anymore
    This old radio doesn't work anymore
  • ( ) make a certain noise or sound  ( go, sound )
    make a certain noise or sound
     She went Mmmmm'
    She went Mmmmm'
     The gun went bang'
    The gun went bang'
  • ( ) pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life  ( buy the farm, cash in one's chips, choke, conk, croak, decease, die, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff it )
    pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
     She died from cancer
    She died from cancer
     The children perished in the fire
    The children perished in the fire
     The patient went peacefully
    The patient went peacefully
     The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102
    The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102
  • ( ) pass, fare, or elapse; of a certain state of affairs or action  ( go )
    pass, fare, or elapse; of a certain state of affairs or action
     How is it going?
    How is it going?
     The day went well until I got your call
    The day went well until I got your call
  • ( ) continue to live and avoid dying  ( endure, go, hold out, hold up, last, live, live on, survive )
    continue to live and avoid dying
     We went without water and food for 3 days
    We went without water and food for 3 days
     These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America
    These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America
     The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents
    The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents
     how long can a person last without food and water?
    how long can a person last without food and water?
     One crash victim died, the other lived
    One crash victim died, the other lived
  • ( ) have a turn; make one's move in a game  ( go, move )
    have a turn; make one's move in a game
     Can I go now?
    Can I go now?
  • ( ) begin or set in motion  ( get going, go, start )
    begin or set in motion
     I start at eight in the morning
    I start at eight in the morning
     Ready, set, go!
    Ready, set, go!
  • ( ) be ranked or compare  ( go )
    be ranked or compare
     This violinist is as good as Juilliard-trained violinists go
    This violinist is as good as Juilliard-trained violinists go
  • ( ) be in the right place or situation  ( belong, go )
    be in the right place or situation
     Where do these books belong?
    Where do these books belong?
     Let's put health care where it belongs--under the control of the government
    Let's put health care where it belongs--under the control of the government
     Where do these books go?
    Where do these books go?
  • stop operating or functioning  ( break, break down, conk out, die, fail, give out, give way, go, go bad )
    stop operating or functioning
     The engine finally went
    The engine finally went
     The car died on the road
    The car died on the road
     The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town
    The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town
     The coffee maker broke
    The coffee maker broke
     The engine failed on the way to town
    The engine failed on the way to town
     her eyesight went after the accident
    her eyesight went after the accident
  • give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number  ( go, plump )
    give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number
     I plumped for the losing candidates
    I plumped for the losing candidates
  • be spent  ( go )
    be spent
     All my money went for food and rent
    All my money went for food and rent
  • go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way  ( go, rifle )
    go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way
     Who rifled through my desk drawers?
    Who rifled through my desk drawers?
  • be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired  ( fit, go )
    be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired
     This piece won't fit into the puzzle
    This piece won't fit into the puzzle
  • lead, extend, or afford access  ( go, lead )
    lead, extend, or afford access
     This door goes to the basement
    This door goes to the basement
     The road runs South
    The road runs South
  • blend or harmonize  ( blend, blend in, go )
    blend or harmonize
     This flavor will blend with those in your dish
    This flavor will blend with those in your dish
     This sofa won't go with the chairs
    This sofa won't go with the chairs
  • be sounded, played, or expressed  ( go )
    be sounded, played, or expressed
     How does this song go again?
    How does this song go again?
  • be contained in  ( go )
    be contained in
     How many times does 18 go into 54?
    How many times does 18 go into 54?


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