Go - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡoʊ|  American pronunciation of the word go
Brit.  |ɡəʊ|  British pronunciation of the word go
irregular verb:  p.t. — went  p.p. — gone
- a time period for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else) (syn: spell, tour, turn)
- street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine (syn: ecstasy)
- a usually brief attempt (syn: crack, fling, offer, pass, whirl)
- a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; the object is to surround and so capture the opponent's counters
- change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically (syn: move, travel)
- follow a procedure or take a course (syn: move, proceed)
- move away from a place into another direction (syn: depart, go away)
- enter or assume a certain state or condition (syn: become, get)
- be awarded; be allotted
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- functioning correctly and ready for action


He went to the window and looked out at the yard.

She goes to the office every morning and comes home in the evening.

I'm tired. Let's go home.

She went downstairs to the kitchen.

The train goes from New York to Chicago.

I went with my family to Rome last year.

We're going to Iowa for a week.

The car was going too fast.

How much farther do we have to go?

She went a long way to see him.

We are going too fast.

The baby went behind his mother to play a hiding game.

I'll go ahead and warn the others to expect you later.

My brother quickly passing him, went ahead, and won the match easily.

You've missed the bus, it just went by.

Phrasal verbs

go about  — begin to deal with
go along  — cooperate or pretend to cooperate
go around  — be sufficient
go away  — move away from a place into another direction
go back  — belong to an earlier time

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Word forms

I/you/we/they: go
he/she/it: goes
present participle: going
past tense: went
past participle: gone
singular: go
plural: goes
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