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English adjective: going

1. going in full operation


SamplesA going concern.


Similaractive


Antonymsinactive


English noun: going

1. going (act) the act of departing


Synonymsdeparture, going away, leaving


Broader (hypernym)act, deed, human action, human activity


Narrower (hyponym)boarding, breaking away, despatch, disappearance, disappearing, dispatch, embarkation, embarkment, exit, farewell, French leave, leave, leave-taking, parting, sailing, shipment, takeoff, withdrawal

2. going (event) euphemistic expressions for death


SamplesThousands mourned his passing.


Synonymsdeparture, exit, expiration, loss, passing, release


Broader (hypernym)death, decease, expiry


Domain usageeuphemism

3. going (act) advancing toward a goal


SamplesPersuading him was easy going.
The proposal faces tough sledding.


Synonymssledding


Broader (hypernym)accomplishment, achievement









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