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English adjective: go

1. go functioning correctly and ready for action


SamplesAll systems are go.


Similara-ok, a-okay


Antonymsno-go


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....


Synonymsrun


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?.


Synonymsproceed


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'.


Synonymssound


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


Synonymsbelong


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


Synonymsmove


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


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


Entailplay


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.


Synonymslead


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.


Synonymsfit


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?.


Synonymsrifle


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.


Synonymsplump


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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