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Definition of 'go'


  1. a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); "it's my go"; "a spell of work"
       Synonyms: spell tour turn
  2. a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"
       Synonyms: crack fling pass whirl offer
  3. a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; the object is to surround and so capture the opponent's counters
       Synonyms: go game


  1. change location; move, travel, or proceed; "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"
       Synonyms: travel move locomote
       Antonyms: stay in place
  2. 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"
       Synonyms: proceed move
  3. move away from a place into another direction; "Go away before I start to cry"; "The train departs at noon"
       Synonyms: go away depart
       Antonyms: come come up
  4. 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!"
       Synonyms: become get
  5. be awarded; be allotted; "The first prize goes to Mary"; "Her money went on clothes"
  6. have a particular form; "the story or argument runs as follows"; "as the saying goes..."
       Synonyms: run
  7. 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"
       Synonyms: run pass lead extend
  8. follow a certain course; "The inauguration went well"; "how did your interview go?"
       Synonyms: proceed
  9. be abolished or discarded; "These ugly billboards have to go!"; "These luxuries all had to go under the Khmer Rouge"
  10. be or continue to be in a certain condition; "The children went hungry that day"
  11. make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
       Synonyms: sound
  12. 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"
       Synonyms: function work operate run
       Antonyms: malfunction misfunction
  13. to be spent or finished; "The money had gone after a few days"; "Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest"
       Synonyms: run low run short
  14. progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"
       Synonyms: move run
  15. continue to live; endure or last; "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?"
       Synonyms: survive last live live on endure hold up hold out
  16. 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"
  17. pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "They children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
       Synonyms: die decease perish exit pass away expire pass kick the bucket cash in one's chips buy the farm conk give-up the ghost drop dead pop off choke croak snuff it
       Antonyms: be born
  18. 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?"
       Synonyms: belong
  19. be ranked or compare; "This violinist is as good as Juilliard-trained violinists go"
  20. begin or set in motion; "I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go!"
       Synonyms: start get going
       Antonyms: stop halt
  21. have a turn; make one's move in a game; "Can I go now?"
       Synonyms: move
  22. be contained in; "How many times does 18 go into 54?"
  23. be sounded, played, or expressed; "How does this song go again?"
  24. blend or harmonize; "This flavor will blend with those in your dish"; "This sofa won't go with the chairs"
       Synonyms: blend blend in
  25. lead, extend, or afford access; "This door goes to the basement"; "The road runs South"
       Synonyms: lead
  26. be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired; "This piece won't fit into the puzzle"
       Synonyms: fit
  27. go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way; "Who rifled through my desk drawers?"
       Synonyms: rifle
  28. be spent; "All my money went for food and rent"
  29. give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number; "I plumped for the losing candidates"
       Synonyms: plump
  30. 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"
       Synonyms: fail go bad give way die give out conk out break break down


  1. functioning correctly and ready for action; "all systems are go"
       Antonyms: no-go

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