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English verb: go along

1. go along (social) cooperate or pretend to cooperate

SamplesHe decided to play along with the burglars for the moment.

Synonymsplay along

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)collaborate, cooperate, get together, join forces

2. go along (stative) continue a certain state, condition, or activity

SamplesKeep on working!.
We continued to work into the night.
Keep smiling.
We went on working until well past midnight.

Synonymscontinue, go on, keep, proceed

Pattern of useSomebody ----s VERB-ing

Broader (hypernym)act, move

Narrower (hyponym)hold, keep going, ride, run on

Verb groupbear on, carry on, continue, continue, preserve, uphold


3. go along (motion) pass by

SamplesThree years elapsed.

Synonymselapse, glide by, go by, lapse, pass, slide by, slip away, slip by

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

Broader (hypernym)advance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress

Narrower (hyponym)fell, fly, vanish

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