go {2} meaning, go {2} definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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  ( goes    3rd person present)   ( going    present participle)   ( went    past tense)   ( gone    past participle  )   (MOVING OR LEAVING)  
In most cases the past participle of go    is gone, but occasionally you use `been': see been.         
1       verb   When you go    somewhere, you move or travel there.      
We went to Rome...      V prep/adv  
Gladys had just gone into the kitchen...      V prep/adv  
I went home at the weekend...      V prep/adv  
It took us an hour to go three miles.      V amount  
2       verb   When you go   , you leave the place where you are.      
Let's go...      V  
She's going tomorrow.      V  
3       verb   You use go    to say that someone leaves the place where they are and does an activity, often a leisure activity.      
We went swimming very early...      V -ing  
Maybe they've just gone shopping...      V -ing  
He went for a walk.      V for n  
4       verb   When you go   to do something, you move to a place in order to do it and you do it. You can also go and do something, and in American English, you can go    do something. However, you always say that someone went and did something.         
His second son, Paddy, had gone to live in Canada...      V to-inf  
I must go and see this film...      V and v  
Go ask whoever you want.      V inf  
5       verb   If you go to school, work, or church, you attend it regularly as part of your normal life.  
She will have to go to school...      V to n  
His son went to a top university in America.      V to n  
6       verb   When you say where a road or path goes, you are saying where it begins or ends, or what places it is in.   (=lead)  
There's a mountain road that goes from Blairstown to Millbrook Village.      V prep/adv  
7       verb   You can use go    in expressions such as `don't go telling everybody', in order to express disapproval of the kind of behaviour you mention, or to tell someone not to behave in that way.      
with brd-neg  
You don't have to go running upstairs every time she rings...      V -ing  
Don't you go thinking it was your fault.      V -ing  
8       verb   You can use go    with words like `further' and `beyond' to show the degree or extent of something.      
He went even further in his speech to the conference...      V adv/prep  
Some physicists have gone so far as to suggest that the entire Universe is a sort of gigantic computer.      V adv/prep  
9       verb   If you say that a period of time goes quickly or slowly, you mean that it seems to pass quickly or slowly.   (=pass)  
The weeks go so quickly!      V adv  
10       verb   If you say where money goes, you are saying what it is spent on.  
Most of my money goes on bills...      V prep/adv  
The money goes to projects chosen by the wider community.      V prep/adv  
11       verb   If you say that something goes to someone, you mean that it is given to them.  
A lot of credit must go to the chairman and his father...      V to n  
The job went to Yuri Skokov, a capable administrator.      V to n  
12       verb   If someone goes on television or radio, they take part in a television or radio programme.  
The Turkish president has gone on television to defend stringent new security measures...      V on n  
We went on the air, live, at 7.30.      V on n  
13       verb   If something goes, someone gets rid of it.  
The Institute of Export now fears that 100,000 jobs will go...      V  
If people stand firm against the tax, it is only a matter of time before it has to go.      V  
14       verb   If someone goes, they leave their job, usually because they are forced to.  
He had made a humiliating tactical error and he had to go.      V  
15       verb   If something goes into something else, it is put in it as one of the parts or elements that form it.  
...the really interesting ingredients that go into the dishes that we all love to eat.      V into/in n  
16       verb   If something goes in a particular place, it fits in that place or should be put there because it is the right size or shape.  
He was trying to push it through the hole and it wouldn't go.      V  
...This knob goes here.      V prep/adv  
17       verb   If something goes in a particular place, it belongs there or should be put there, because that is where you normally keep it.  
The shoes go on the shoe shelf...      V prep/adv  
`Where does everything go?'      V prep/adv  
18       verb   If you say that one number goes into another number a particular number of times, you are dividing the second number by the first.  
Six goes into thirty five times.      V into num  
19       verb   If one of a person's senses, such as their sight or hearing, is going, it is getting weak and they may soon lose it completely.  
INFORMAL  
(=fail)  

His eyes are going; he says he has glaucoma...      V  
Lately he'd been making mistakes; his nerve was beginning to go.      V  
20       verb   If something such as a light bulb or a part of an engine is going, it is no longer working properly and will soon need to be replaced.  
I thought it looked as though the battery was going.      V  
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go, go, go, go about

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
exp.
go crazy about something, get enthusiastic
exp.
1. to stop using an addictive substance abruptly and completely. 2. to undergo sudden and complete withdrawal from a habitual activity or behavior pattern. 3. to begin or do something without planning, preparation, or practice.
exp.
go to the extreme; do everything that could be done; exhaust all possibilities and resources
v.
to be lost
he went missing my dog went missing for three days
exp.
to lose one's temper
very familiar
exp.
face a specific situation; act in a certain way
E.g.: John went out of rehab a few days ago and he is determined to not go down that road again.
n.
go fast, move very quickly
exp.
deteriorate very quickly
id.
go mad; become extremely and uncontrollably angry, often to the point of violence
[Slang];[US];[Fam.] Derives from a series of incidents from 1986 onward in which US Postal Service workers shot and killed managers, fellow workers, and members of the police or general public in acts of mass murder.
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