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English adjective: go

1. go functioning correctly and ready for action

SamplesAll systems are go.

Similara-ok, a-okay


English noun: go

1. go (time) a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)

SamplesIt's my go.
A spell of work.

Synonymsspell, tour, turn

Broader (hypernym)duty period, shift, work shift

2. go (artifact) street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine

SynonymsAdam, cristal, disco biscuit, ecstasy, hug drug, X, XTC

Broader (hypernym)MDMA, methylenedioxymethamphetamine

3. go (act) a usually brief attempt

SamplesHe took a crack at it.
I gave it a whirl.

Synonymscrack, fling, offer, pass, whirl

Broader (hypernym)attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try

4. go (act) a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; the object is to surround and so capture the opponent's counters

Synonymsgo game

Broader (hypernym)board game

Domain regionJapan, Nihon, Nippon

English verb: go

1. go (motion) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

SamplesHow 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.
News travelled fast.

ExamplesThe children go to the playground

Synonymslocomote, move, travel

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Narrower (hyponym)accompany, advance, angle, arise, ascend, automobile, back, bang, be adrift, beetle, belt along, betake oneself, billow, blow, bounce, breeze, bucket along, cannonball along, caravan, career, carry, cast, change, circle, circle, circuit, circulate, circulate, circulate, come, come, come down, come up, come up, continue, crank, crawl, creep, cruise, derail, descend, do, drag, draw, draw back, drift, drift, drift, drive, drive, ease, err, fall, fall, fall, ferry, float, float, float, flock, fly, fly, follow, follow, follow, forge, get about, get around, ghost, glide, go across, go around, go around, go by, go down, go forward, go on, go past, go through, go up, go up, hasten, hie, hiss, hotfoot, hurry, hurtle, island hop, jounce, journey, jump, lance, lead, lift, lurch, march on, meander, motor, move around, move around, move back, move on, move up, outflank, overfly, pace, pan, pass, pass, pass by, pass on, pass over, pelt along, play, plough, plow, prance, precede, precess, proceed, progress, propagate, pull away, pull back, pursue, push, race, raft, ramble, range, recede, repair, resort, retire, retreat, retreat, retrograde, return, ride, ride, ride, rise, roam, roll, roll, round, rove, run, run, rush, rush along, scramble, seek, shack, shuttle, sift, sit, ski, slice into, slice through, slide, slither, snowshoe, speed, speed, speed, spirt, spread, spurt, steam, steamer, step, step, step, step on it, stray, stray, surpass, swan, swap, swash, swim, swim, swim, swing, take the air, taxi, thread, trail, tram, tramp, transfer, travel, travel, travel, travel along, travel by, travel purposefully, travel rapidly, tread, trundle, turn, uprise, vagabond, walk, walk, wander, wander, weave, wend, wheel, whine, whish, whisk, whistle, whoosh, wind, wing, withdraw, zigzag, zip, zoom

Verb groupdisplace, move

Antonymsstay in place

2. go (social) follow a procedure or take a course

SamplesWe 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.

Synonymsmove, proceed

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Something ----s Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s Adjective.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)act, move

Narrower (hyponym)embark, steamroll, steamroller, venture, work

3. go (motion) move away from a place into another direction

SamplesGo away before I start to cry.
The train departs at noon.

Synonymsdepart, go away

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)exit, get out, go out, leave

Narrower (hyponym)blow, shove along, shove off

Antonymscome, come up

4. go (change) enter or assume a certain state or condition

SamplesHe 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!.

ExamplesWater and oil go into the bowl

Synonymsbecome, get

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Something ----s Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s Adjective.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)change state, turn

Narrower (hyponym)break, run, settle, sober, sober, sober up, sober up, take, take effect, work

5. go (stative) be awarded; be allotted

SamplesThe first prize goes to Mary.
Her money went on clothes.

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

6. go (stative) have a particular form

SamplesThe story or argument runs as follows.
As the saying goes....


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)be

7. go (stative) stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point

SamplesService 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.

Synonymsextend, lead, pass, run

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)be

Narrower (hyponym)come, go deep, go far, radiate, ray

Verb grouprange, run

8. go (change) follow a certain course

SamplesThe inauguration went well.
How did your interview go?.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something ----s Adjective/Noun

Broader (hypernym)come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place

Narrower (hyponym)come, do, drag, drag on, drag out, fare, get along, make out

9. go (change) be abolished or discarded

SamplesThese ugly billboards have to go!.
These luxuries all had to go under the Khmer Rouge.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)disappear, go away, vanish

10. go (stative) be or continue to be in a certain condition

SamplesThe children went hungry that day.

Pattern of useSomething ----s Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s Adjective

Broader (hypernym)be

11. go (perception) make a certain noise or sound

SamplesShe went `Mmmmm'.
The gun went `bang'.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something ----s Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s Adjective

Broader (hypernym)cause to be perceived

Narrower (hyponym)babble, bang, beat, beat, beep, birr, blare, bleep, blow, blow, bombilate, bombinate, boom, boom, boom out, bubble, burble, buzz, chatter, chime, chink, chug, clang, clangor, clangor, clangour, clank, claxon, click, click, clink, clop, clump, clunk, crack, crack, crash, din, drone, drum, echo, glug, grumble, guggle, guggle, gurgle, gurgle, honk, hum, knock, knock, lap, make noise, noise, patter, peal, ping, ping, pink, pink, pitter-patter, plunk, pop, purr, rap, rattle, resonate, resound, resound, reverberate, ring, ring, ripple, roll, rumble, rustle, sing, skirl, slosh, slush, snap, snarl, splash, splat, splosh, squelch, swish, swoosh, swosh, tap, thrum, thrum, thud, thump, tick, tick, ticktack, ticktock, ting, tink, tinkle, toot, trump, twang, tweet, twirp, vibrate, whir, whirr, whish, whistle, whistle, whiz, whizz

12. go (contact) perform as expected when applied

SamplesThe washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in.
Does this old car still run well?.
This old radio doesn't work anymore.

ExamplesThese cars won't go

Synonymsfunction, operate, run, work

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Narrower (hyponym)cut, double, roll, run, serve, service

Verb grouprun, work

Antonymsmalfunction, misfunction

13. go (consumption) to be spent or finished

SamplesThe money had gone after a few days.
Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest.

Synonymsrun low, run short

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)cease, end, finish, stop, terminate

Verb groupgo

14. go (change) progress by being changed

SamplesThe speech has to go through several more drafts.
Run through your presentation before the meeting.

Synonymsmove, run

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)change

15. go (stative) continue to live through hardship or adversity

SamplesWe 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?.

Synonymsendure, hold out, hold up, last, live, live on, survive

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)hold up, hold water, live out, perennate, stand up

Entailbe, live

Verb groupbe, exist, live, live, subsist, survive

16. go (stative) pass, fare, or elapse; of a certain state of affairs or action

SamplesHow is it going?.
The day went well until I got your call.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

17. go (change) pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

SamplesShe died from cancer.
The children perished in the fire.
The patient went peacefully.
The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102.

Synonymsbuy the farm, cash in one's chips, choke, conk, croak, decease, die, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff it

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)change state, turn

Narrower (hyponym)abort, asphyxiate, buy it, drown, fall, famish, pip out, predecease, starve, stifle, succumb, suffocate, yield

Verb groupbreak, break down, conk out, die, die, fail, give out, give way, go, go bad

Antonymsbe born

18. go (stative) be in the right place or situation

SamplesWhere do these books belong?.
Let's put health care where it belongs--under the control of the government.
Where do these books go?.

ExamplesThe chairs go in the corner


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)be

19. go (stative) be ranked or compare

SamplesThis violinist is as good as Juilliard-trained violinists go.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)compare

20. go (motion) begin or set in motion

SamplesI start at eight in the morning.
Ready, set, go!.

Synonymsget going, start

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)come on, come up, get off the ground, go on, take off

Antonymsstop, halt

21. go (competition) have a turn; make one's move in a game

SamplesCan I go now?.

ExamplesSam and Sue go


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Narrower (hyponym)bluff, bluff out, cast, castle, check, draw, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, open, operate, ruff, serve, stalemate, trump


Verb groupmake a motion, move

22. go (stative) be contained in

SamplesHow many times does 18 go into 54?.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

23. go (stative) be sounded, played, or expressed

SamplesHow does this song go again?.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

24. go (stative) blend or harmonize

SamplesThis flavor will blend with those in your dish.
This sofa won't go with the chairs.

Synonymsblend, blend in

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)accord, agree, concord, consort, fit in, harmonise, harmonize

Verb groupfit, go

25. go (stative) lead, extend, or afford access

SamplesThis door goes to the basement.
The road runs South.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)be

26. go (stative) be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired

SamplesThis piece won't fit into the puzzle.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)fit

Narrower (hyponym)joint, tessellate

Verb groupblend, blend in, go

27. go (contact) go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way

SamplesWho rifled through my desk drawers?.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)search

28. go (consumption) be spent

SamplesAll my money went for food and rent.

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Verb groupgo, run low, run short

29. go (cognition) give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number

SamplesI plumped for the losing candidates.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)choose, pick out, select, take

30. go (change) stop operating or functioning

SamplesThe 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.

ExamplesThese cars won't go

Synonymsbreak, break down, conk out, die, fail, give out, give way, go bad

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change

Narrower (hyponym)blow, blow out, burn out, crash, go down, malfunction, misfire, misfunction

Verb groupbreak, 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

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