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/ gEU; ^o/ v (3rd pers sing pres t goes / gEUz; ^oz/, pt went / went; wZnt/, pp gone / gCn; ?@ gR:n; ^Rn/). =>Usage at been been.
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* MOVEMENT (Senses 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 refer esp to movement away from the place where the speaker or writer is or a place where he imagines himself to be. 1 2 3 4 5 6, . ) 1 (a) [I, Ipr, Ip] move or travel from one place to another : Are you going (there) by train or by plane? ? * She went into her room and shut the door behind her. , . * I have to go to London on business tomorrow. . * I think you ought to go to/to go and see (ie consult) the doctor. . * Would you go and get me a glass of water? ? * She has gone to see her sister this weekend. . * We're going to France for our holidays this year. . * She has gone to China, ie is now in China or is on her way there. . * He goes to work by bus. . * Go away and leave me alone! , ! * Are you going home for Christmas? ? =>Usage at and and. (b) [I] leave one place in order to reach another; depart : I must go/be going now. . * They came at six and went at nine. , . * Has she gone yet? ? * When does the train go? ? * She's been gone an hour, ie She left an hour ago. . (c) [I, Ipr] ~ (to sth) (with sb) move or travel with sb to a particular place or in order to be present at an event : I went to the cinema with Denise last night. . * Dave's having a party tonight; are you going (to it)? , ? * Who are you going with? ? * I'll be going with Keith. . * His dog goes everywhere with him. . 2 [Ipr] ~ to sth (a) (usu without a or the athe) move or travel to (the place specified) for the purpose esp associated with it : go to hospital, ie for medical treatment * go to prison, ie be sent there for having committed a crime * go to market, ie to sell one's produce . (b) (usu without a or the a the) attend (a place), esp regularly , : go to church, school * Did you go to (ie study at) university? ? 3 [Ipr] (a) ~ for sth (also used with the -ing form of a v -ing) leave a place or travel to a place to take part in an activity or carry out an action : go for a walk, swim, run, etc * Annie's not in; she's gone for a walk. , . * Shall we go for a drink (ie at a pub or bar) this evening? ? * go fishing, hiking, jogging, sailing, pot-holing, etc * I have to go shopping this afternoon. . (b) ~ on sth leave a place with the purpose of undertaking sth : go on a journey, an outing, a trip, a cruise, (a) safari * Richard isn't at work this week; he's gone on holiday. , . * After leaving college she went on a secretarial course. . 4 [I] move or travel in the specified way or over a specified distance : That car is going too fast. . * We had gone about fifty miles when the car broke down. . * We still have five miles to go, ie until we reach our destination. . 5 (used with the -ing form of a v to show that sb/sth moves in the specified way or that sb/sth is doing sth while moving -ing, []): The car went careering off (ie careered off) the road into a ditch. . * The train went chugging (ie chugged) up the hill. . * She went sobbing (ie was sobbing as she went) up the stairs. . 6 [I, Ipr] be sent or passed on ; : Will this letter go by tonight's post? ? * Such complaints must go through the proper channels. . * I want this memo to go to all departmental managers. . 7 [La, I, Ipr, Ip] ~ (from...) to... extend or lead from one place to another : The roots of this plant go deep. . * (fig ) Differences between employers and workers go deep. . * Does this road go to London? ? * I want a rope that will go from the top window to the ground. , . * Our garden goes down as far as the river. .
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* POSITION 8 (a) [I, Ipr] have as a usual or proper position; be placed , , , : This dictionary goes on the top shelf. . * Where do you want the piano to go? ie Where shall we put it? ? * `Where does this teapot go?' `In that cupboard.' `?'`.' (b) [I, Ipr, Ip] be contained (in sth); fit (in sth) ; : This key won't go in (the lock). . * My clothes won't all go into that tiny suitcase. . (c) [I, Ipr] (of a number) be contained in another number, esp without a remainder : 3 into 12 goes 4, ie is contained in 12 four times 3124 * 7 into 15 won't go/7 won't go into 15 715.
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* ACTIVITY 9 [I] (used with advs, or in questions after how , how) take place or happen in the way specified; turn out; progress ; ; ; : `How did your holiday go?' `It went (very) well.' `?'`.'* The election went badly for the Conservatives. . * Did everything go smoothly? ? * The meeting went better than we had expected. . * How's it going?/How are things going? ie Is your life pleasant, enjoyable, etc at the moment? ? * The way things are going the company will be bankrupt by the end of the year. , . 10 [I] (esp in commands ) start an activity : I'll say `One, two, three, go!' as a signal for you to start. ` !'. 11 [I] (of a machine, etc) function; work; operate , , : This clock doesn't go. . * Is your watch going? ? * This machine goes by electricity. .
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/ gEU; ^o/ n (pl goes / gEUz; ^oz/) 1 [C] person's turn to play in a game : Whose go is it? ? * It's your go. . 2 [U] (infml esp Brit) energy; vitality ; ; : She's full of/She's got a lot of go! ! 3 [C] (infml ) attack of an illness , : He's had a bad go of flu. . 4 (idm ) at one `go in one single attempt ; : He blew out all the candles on his birthday cake at one go. . be all `go (Brit infml ) be very busy; be full of activity ; : It's all go in the office today. . be on the `go (infml ) be very active or busy : I've been on the go all week. . have a `go (at sth/doing sth) (infml ) make an attempt to do sth , : He had several goes at the high jump before he succeeded in clearing it. . * I'll have a go at mending your bike today. . make a go of sth (infml ) make a success of sth : She's determined to make a go of her new career. .
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/ gEU; ^o/ OTHER MEANINGS 27 [It] contribute; help ; : This all goes to prove my theory. . * The latest unemployment figures go to show that government policy isn't working. . * What qualities go to make a successful businessman? ? 28 [I] (infml ) (only in the continuous tenses ) be available ; : There simply aren't any jobs going in this area. . * Is there any tea going? ie Can I have some tea? ? 29 [I] (of time) pass; elapse , : Hasn't the time gone quickly? ? * There are only two days to go before the election, ie It takes place in two days' time. . 30 [Ipr, Ip] be willing to pay a certain amount of money for sth : He's prepared to pay 2500 for the car but I don't think he'll go any higher. 2500, . * I'll go to 2500 but no higher. 2500, . 31 [Tn no passive ] (in the game of bridge) declare or bid : go two spades, three no trumps, etc . 32 (a) (used with to or into + a n in many expressions to show that sb/sth has reached the state indicated by the n tointo, [], She went to sleep, ie began to sleep ; The company has gone into liquidation, ie become bankrupt ; for similar expressions see entries for ns , go to pot => pot.) (b) (used with out of + a n in many expressions to show that sb/sth is no longer in the state indicated by the n out of, [], Flared trousers have gone out of fashion, ie are no longer fashionable ; for similar expressions see entries for ns , go out of use => use. ) 33 (idm ) `anything goes (infml ) anything that sb says or does is accepted or allowed, however shocking or unconventional it may be : Almost anything goes these days. . as people, things, etc go in comparison with the average person, thing, etc : Twenty pounds for a pair of shoes isn't bad as things go nowadays, ie considering how much shoes usually cost. , . be going on (for) sth be near to or approaching (the specified time, age or number); be getting on for sth : It must be going on (for) midnight. . * There were going on for (ie nearly) fifty people at the party. . * He must be going on for ninety. . * She's sixteen, going on seventeen. , . be going to do sth (a) (used to show what sb is intending or planning to do in the future ): We're going to spend our holidays in Wales this year. . * We're going to buy a house when we've saved enough money. . (b) (used to indicate sth that is about to happen or is likely to happen in the future ): I'm going to be sick. . * I'm going to be twenty next month. . * I'm going to tell you a story. . * Look at those black clouds; there's going to be a storm. , . enough/something/sth to be going `on with something that is sufficient or adequate for the time being ?W; : `How much money do you need?' `50 should be enough to be going on with.' `?'`50.' * I can't lend you the whole amount now, but I can give you something to be going on with. , . * Here's a cup of tea to be going on with; we'll have something to eat later. , . go all `out for sth; go all out to `do sth make a very great effort to obtain sth or do sth : The Labour Party are going all out for victory in/going all out to win the election. . (phr v) go and do sth (used esp to express anger that sb has done sth foolish ): Trust him to go and mess things up! , ! * Why did you (have to) go and upset your mother like that? ? go for `nothing be wasted or in vain ; : All her hard work has gone for nothing. . go `on (with you) (used to rebuke sb gently or to express disbelief ): `How old are you?' `I'm forty.' `Go on with you you don't look a day over thirty.' `?'`.'`--.' go `to it (used esp in the imperative to encourage sb to do sth , ) give energy and time to doing sth; make a special effort to do sth ; : Go to it, John! You know you can beat him. , ! . * We went to it and got the job done quickly. , . here `goes/here we `go (infml ) (used to show that one is about to do sth, esp sth new, exciting or risky , ): Well, here goes wish me luck! , --! (have) a lot, plenty, not much, nothing, etc `going for one (have) many, not many, etc advantages : You're young, intelligent, attractive: you've got a lot going for you! , ! ,no `go (infml ) not possible, permissible or desirable ; ; : I tried to get him to increase my salary but it was clearly no go. , . there goes sth (infml ) (used to show regret that sth has been lost ): They've scored again there go our chances of winning (ie we are now certain to lose) the match. --. there sb `goes (again) (infml ) (used to show annoyance, exasperation or resignation that sth said or done before has been, or is about to be, repeated ): There you go again, prying into other people's affairs! ! to `go (US infml ) (of cooked food sold in a restaurant or shop) to take away and eat elsewhere : Two pizzas to go! ! what/whatever ,sb says, `goes (infml ) the specified person has total authority and must be obeyed : My wife wanted the kitchen painted white, and what she says, goes. , . ,where does sb ,go from `here? (esp of sb who is in a difficult situation) what action should sb take next (esp in order to improve the situation he is in)? ?: Sales are down; redundancies are inevitable: where does the company go from here? , ? ,who goes `there? (used by a sentry to order sb to say who he is ): Halt, who goes there? , ? (For other idioms containing go, see entries for ns, adjs, etc go , go bananas => banana; go haywire => haywire. ) 34 (phr v) go a`bout (a) => go round/around/about. (b) (of a boat) change direction; tack , . go about sth continue to do sth; keep busy with sth ; : go about one's daily routine * Despite the threat of war, people went about their work as usual. , . go about sth/doing sth start to work at sth; approach or tackle sth; set about sth ; ; : You're not going about the job in the right way. . * How should I go about finding a job? ? go about with sb => go round/around/about with sb.
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* COMMANDS 25 (used in negative commands with a v in the -ing form to tell sb not to do sth , -ing, ): Don't go getting yourself into trouble! ! 26 (infml esp US) (used in commands with a v in the infinitive without to to send sb away angrily , to, ): Go jump in a lake! !
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* COMING TO AN END 18 [I] cease to exist; disappear; vanish ; ; : Has your headache gone yet? ? * I rubbed hard but the stain just wouldn't go. . * I left my bike outside the shop and when I came out again it had gone, ie somebody had taken it. , . 19 [I] (used after must, have to or can must have tocan) be thrown away, rejected or dismissed : The old settee will have to go. . * He's incompetent; he'll have to go. , . 20 [I] get worse; be lost ; : His sight is going. . * Her hearing went (ie She became deaf) in her seventies. 70. * His mind is going, ie He is becoming senile. . 21 [I] become damaged or stop functioning properly ; : My jumper has gone (ie has worn into holes) at the elbows. . * I was driving into town when my brakes went, ie failed. , . * This light bulb has gone. . * Her voice has gone, ie She cannot speak properly, eg because she has a sore throat. . 22 [I] (euph ) die : Old Mrs Davis has gone. . 23 [I, Ipr, It] ~ (on sth) (of money) be spent or used up , : I don't know where the money goes! . * All her earnings go on clothes. . * Most of my salary goes on/in (paying) rent. . * The money will go to finance a new community centre. . 24 [I, Ipr] ~ (to sb) (for sth) be sold ; : These socks are going at 1 a pair. 1. * The new dictionary is going well, ie A lot of copies of it are being sold. . * We shan't let our house go for less than 50000. 50000. * The antique table went to the lady in the pink hat. .
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* SOUND 15 [I, Ipr] ~ like sth (used esp in questions after how how) (of a piece of music or writing) have a certain tune or wording : How does that song go? ? * The national anthem goes like this... ... * I forget how the next line goes. . * The story goes that she poisoned her husband/She poisoned her husband, or so the story goes, ie It is said that she poisoned him. . 16 (a) [Ln] make the specified sound : The clock went `tick-tock, tick-tock'. . * The gun went `bang'. . * Cats go `miaow.' `'. (b) [Ipr] make the specified movement : She went like this with her hand. . 17 [I] be sounded as a signal or warning : The whistle goes at the end of the match. . * No one may leave the classroom until the bell goes. . * If the fire-alarm goes, staff should assemble outside the building. .
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