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go /gou/
  • danh từ, số nhiều goes
    • sự đi
    • sức sống; nhiệt tình, sự hăng hái
      • full of go: đầy sức sống; đầy nhiệt tình
    • sự thử (làm gì)
      • to have a go something: thử cố gắng làm việc gì
    • lần, hơi, cú
      • at one go: một lần, một hơi, một cú
      • to succeed at the first go: làm lần đầu đã thành công ngay
      • to blow out all the candles at one go: thổi một cái tắt hết các cây nến
    • khẩu phần, suất (đồ ăn); cốc, chén, hớp (rượu)
      • to have another go: lấy thêm một suất ăn nữa, uống thêm một chén rượu nữa
    • (thông tục) việc khó xử, việc rắc rối
      • what a go!: sao mà rắc rối thế!
    • (thông tục) sự thành công, sự thắng lợi
      • to make a go of it: thành công (trong công việc gì...)
    • (thông tục) sự bận rộn, sự hoạt đông, sự tích cực
    • a near go
      • sự suýt chết
    • all (quite) the go
      • (thông tục) hợp thời trang
    • it's no go
      • (thông tục) việc ấy không xong đâu; không làm ăn gì được
    • to be on the go
      • bận rộn hoạt động
    • đang xuống dốc, đang suy
    • nội động từ (went, gone)
      • đi, đi đến, đi tới
        • to go to Saigon: đi Sàigòn
        • to go on a journey: đi du lịch
        • to go bathing: đi tắm
        • to go shopping: đi mua hàng
      • thành, thành ra, hoá thành
        • to go mad: phát điên, hoá điên
        • to go to sea: trở thành thuỷ thủ
        • to go on the stage: trở thành diễn viên
        • to go on the streets: làm đĩ
        • to go native: trở thành như người địa phương
        • to go to the bar: trở thành luật sư
      • trôi qua, trôi đi (thời gian)
        • how quickly time goes!: sao mà thời gian trôi nhanh thế!
      • chết, tiêu tan, chấm dứt, mất hết, yếu đi
        • all hope is gone: mọi hy vọng đều tiêu tan
        • my sight is going: mắt tôi yếu đi
      • bắt đầu (làm gì...)
        • one, two, three go!: một, hai, ba bắt đầu một, hai, ba chạy! (chạy thi)
        • here goes!: nào bắt đầu nhé!
      • chạy (máy móc)
        • does your watch go well?: đồng hồ của anh chạy có tốt không?
        • the machine goes by electricity: máy chạy bằng điện
        • to set an engine going: cho máy chạy
      • điểm đánh (đồng hồ, chuông, kẻng); nổ (súng, pháo...)
        • the clock has just gone three: đồng hồ vừa điểm ba giờ
      • ở vào tình trạng, sống trong tình trạng...
        • to go hungry: sống đói khổ
        • to go with young: có chửa (súc vật)
        • to be going with child: có mang (người)
        • to be six month gone with child: đã có mang sáu tháng
      • làm theo, hành động theo, hành động phù hợp với, xét theo
        • to go on appearances: xét bề ngoài, xét hình thức
        • to go by certain principles: hành động theo một số nguyên tắc nhất định
        • to go with the tide (tomes): làm như mọi người, theo thời
      • đổ, sụp, gãy, vỡ nợ, phá sản
        • the bridge might go under such a weight: nặng thế cầu có thể gãy
        • bank goes: ngân hàng vỡ nợ
      • diễn ra, xảy ra, tiếp diễn, tiến hành, diễn biến; kết quả
        • how does the affair go?: công việc tiến hành ra sao?
        • the play went well: vở kịch thành công tốt đẹp
      • đang lưu hành (tiền bạc)
      • đặt để, kê; để vừa vào, vừa với, có chỗ, đủ chỗ
        • where is this table to go?: kê cả cái bàn này vào đâu?
        • your clothes can't go into this small suitcase: áo quần của anh không để vừa vào chiếc va li nhỏ này đâu
        • six into twelve goes twice: mười hai chia cho sáu vừa đúng được hai
      • hợp với, xứng với, thích hợp với
        • red goes well with brown: màu đỏ rất hợp với màu nâu
      • nói năng, cư xử, làm đến mức là
        • to have gone too for: đã đi quá xa rồi, đã nói quá rồi
        • to go so far so to say...: nói đến mức là...
        • what he say true as for as it goes: trong chừng mức nào đó thì điều anh nói là đúng
      • trả (giá...); tiêu vào (tiền...); bán
        • to go as for as 100 đ: đã trả tới 100 đồng
        • all her pocket-money goes in books: có bao nhiêu tiền tiêu vặt là cô ta mua sách hết
        • to go cheap: bán rẻ
        • this goes for one shilling: cái này giá một silinh
      • thuộc về
        • the house went to the elder son: cái nhà thuộc về người con lớn
        • the price went to the winner: giải thưởng thuộc về phần người thắng
      • được biết, được thừa nhận; truyền đi, nói, truyền miệng
        • as the story goes: như người ta nói, có chuyện rằng
        • it goes without saying: khỏi phải nói, tất nhiên là có, cố nhiên là
      • hợp nhịp điệu; phổ theo (thơ, nhạc...)
        • to go to the tune of...: phổ theo điệu...
    • ngoại động từ
      • (đánh bài) đi, đánh, ra (quân bài), đặt (tiền)
        • to go "two spades": đánh quân bài "hai bích"
      • to be going to
        • sắp sửa; có ý định
      • it's going to rain: trời sắp mưa
      • I'm not going to sell it: tôi không có ý định bán cái đó
    Concise Dictionary
    gone|went|goes|goinggəʊ
    noun
    +a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    +street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    +a usually brief attempt
    +a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; the object is to surround and so capture the opponent's counters
    verb
    +change location; move, travel, or proceed
    +follow a procedure or take a course
    +move away from a place into another direction
    +enter or assume a certain state or condition
    +be awarded; be allotted
    +have a particular form
    +stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
    +follow a certain course
    +be abolished or discarded
    +be or continue to be in a certain condition
    +make a certain noise or sound
    +perform as expected when applied
    +to be spent or finished
    +progress by being changed
    +continue to live; endure or last
    +pass, fare, or elapse; of a certain state of affairs or action
    +pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    +be in the right place or situation
    +be ranked or compare
    +begin or set in motion
    +have a turn; make one's move in a game
    +be contained in
    +be sounded, played, or expressed
    +blend or harmonize
    +lead, extend, or afford access
    +be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired
    +go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way
    +be spent
    +give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number
    +stop operating or functioning
    adj.
    +functioning correctly and ready for action
    Thesaurus Dictionary
    v.
    1 move (ahead or forward or onwards), proceed, advance, pass, make headway, travel, voyage, set off, tour, trek, wend, stir, budge:
    Would you go to the market for me?
    2 leave, depart, go out, move (out or away), decamp, make off, withdraw, repair, retire, retreat, Colloq take off:
    I wish he would go at once. She went to her country cottage for the weekend.
    3 function, operate, work, run, perform:
    I cannot get the engine to go properly.
    4 lead, open to, give access to, communicate to or with, connect with or to:
    Where does this door go?
    5 lead, communicate with, run:
    Does this road go to Oxford?
    6 fit, belong (together), agree or conform (with each other), harmonize, blend, match, be appropriate or suitable (for or to), complement each other:
    These colours don't go.
    7 become:
    He went mad when he learnt about the accident.
    8 fit, extend, reach, span, stretch:
    My belt would never go round your waist!
    9 be disposed of or discarded or thrown away, be dismissed, be got rid of or abolished, be given up, be cast or set or put aside, be done with:
    That out-dated computer has to go.
    10 disappear (without a trace), vanish (into thin air), evaporate:
    Where has all the money gone?
    11 pass, elapse, slip or tick away, fly:
    Time goes quickly when you're having fun.
    12 fail, fade, decline, flag, weaken, degenerate, wear out, give (out); give way, collapse, fall or come or go to pieces, disintegrate, crack:
    I'm afraid the tyres are going. When that last support goes, the roof will come down.
    13 die, expire, be gone, meet one's Maker, pass on or away, shuffle off this mortal coil, go to one's reward, go to the happy hunting-grounds, go to that great cricket-pitch in the sky, Slang kick the bucket, snuff it:
    By the time the doctor arrived, Graham had gone.
    14 sound, pronounce, enunciate, articulate, say, utter:
    And this little pig goes 'Wee, wee, wee', all the way home.
    15 survive, last (out), endure, live, continue:
    How long can we go without water?
    16 be used up or consumed or finished:
    The last of our food was gone.
    17 go to the toilet or the lavatory or the bathroom, move (one's) bowels, urinate, defecate, Slang pee, take a leak or a crap, Chiefly Brit go to the loo, Chiefly US go to the john, Taboo Slang (take a) piss or shit:
    We stopped at a motorway filling station because Jane had to go.
    18 go about. approach, tackle, set about, undertake, begin, start:
    I don't like the way she goes about her work. How does one go about establishing a business?
    19 go ahead. proceed, continue, move or go forward, advance, progress, go on:
    She told me I could go ahead with the scheme. The policeman motioned to go ahead.
    20 go along (with).
    (a) escort, accompany:
    We asked if we could go along with them to the cinema.
    (b) agree (to), concur (with), acquiesce (to), assent (to), support:
    Beverly would never go along with a plan like yours.
    21 go around or about or round (with).
    (a) move or go around, circulate:
    I wish he'd stop going round telling everyone about me. There's a lot of flu going around.
    (b) socialize (with), frequent or seek the company of, spend time with, associate with, Colloq hang around or about (with), hang out (with):
    The boy is going around with that Collins girl.
    (c) wander or move around:
    He goes about picking through rubbish bins.
    22 go at. attack, assault, assail:
    We went at the enemy with all the fire power we could muster.
    23 go away. go (off), leave, depart, withdraw, exit; retreat, recede, decamp:
    The clouds went away and the sun came out. We are going away for the weekend.
    24 go back (to).
    (a) return (to); revert (to), change back (to):
    He went back to his old job after the war. Can we go back to the way things were before we were married?
    (b) originate (in), begin or start (with), date back (to):
    Our friendship goes back to our childhood.
    25 go back on. renege (on), break, retract, repudiate, forsake:
    She's gone back on our agreement.
    26 go by.
    (a) pass (by), go past, move by; elapse:
    We used to watch the goods trains go by. The months went by quickly since our last meeting.
    (b) rely or count or depend or bank on, put faith in(to), be guided by, judge from:
    You cannot go by what Atherton tells you.
    27 go down.
    (a) sink, go under, founder, submerge:
    The ship went down within minutes of striking the mine.
    (b) decrease, decline, drop, sink, drop:
    The Nikkei Index went down 200 points.
    (c) fall, be defeated or beaten, suffer defeat, lose, collapse:
    Our forces went down under an onslaught from the attacking armies.
    (d) be remembered or memorialized, or recalled or commemorated or recorded:
    That day of infamy will go down in history.
    (e) find favour or acceptance or approval, be accepted:
    His ideas have not gone down well with the council.
    28 go for.
    (a) fetch, obtain, get:
    Please go for help.
    (b) apply or relate to, concern, involve:
    The rule against smoking goes for you, too, Smedley.
    (c) fancy, favour, like, admire, be attracted to, prefer, choose, Slang dig:
    I can tell that Peter really goes for Maria. I could go for a pint of beer right now.
    (d) attack, assault, assail, set upon:
    The dog went for him as soon as he opened the gate.
    (e) set one's sights on, aim for, focus attention or effort(s) on:
    I decided to risk all and go for Drogheda Boy at 100-8.
    29 go in for.
    (a) enter, enrol, start, begin, embark on, pursue, take up, embrace, espouse, undertake, follow, adopt, go into, US go out for:
    He is going in for a career in boxing.
    (b) like, fancy, favour, practise, do, engage in:
    I don't go in for mountain-climbing.
    30 go into.
    (a) See 28 (a), above.
    (b) delve into, examine, pursue, investigate, analyse, probe, scrutinize, inquire into, study:
    I want to go into the subject of your absences with you, Fanshawe.
    (c) touch on, discuss, mention:
    I should avoid going into the subject of money with Pauline if I were you.
    31 go off.
    (a) go out, cease to function:
    I saw the lights go off at nine.
    (b) explode, blow up, detonate, erupt; fire, be discharged:
    The bomb is set to go off in an hour. The gun went off, killing the mouse.
    (c) occur, happen, take place:
    The conference went off as planned.
    (d) depart, leave, go (away), set out, exit, decamp, quit:
    She went off without another word.
    (e) Brit deteriorate, rot, moulder, go stale, go bad, spoil, sour, turn:
    After two days the milk goes off.
    (f) Usually, go off into. start or break into or out in:
    He goes off into gales of laughter whenever I mention your name.
    32 go on.
    (a) continue, proceed, keep on, carry on; persist, last, endure, persevere:
    He went on coughing all night long. The party went on into the small hours.
    (b) happen, occur, take place, come about, Colloq come off:
    I have always wondered what went on in there.
    (c) come on, begin or resume functioning:
    The lights went on at midnight.
    (d) enter, make an entrance:
    She doesn't go on till the third act.
    (e) going on. approaching, nearing, nearly, almost, not quite:
    He's six going on seven. It's going on eight o'clock.
    (f) gabble, chatter, drone on, Brit natter, Colloq Brit witter (on), rabbit on:
    He goes on endlessly about his cars.
    (g) rely or depend on, use:
    The detective had very little to go on.
    33 go out.
    (a) fade or die (out), expire, cease functioning, go off, be extinguished:
    The lights went out, throwing the room into Stygian blackness.
    (b) depart, leave, exit:
    He went out at six and has not been seen since.
    (c) socialize, associate; court, go together, Brit walk out, US date:
    Harry is going out with Annabel.
    34 go over.
    (a) review, skim (through or over), go through, scan, look at, read, study; inspect, examine, scrutinize, investigate:
    I went over your report last night. They are going over everyone's luggage with a fine-tooth comb.
    (b) be received:
    The first song went over very well.
    (c) clean, tidy or neaten (up):
    I've just gone over the entire flat.
    (d) rehearse, repeat, reiterate, review, go through:
    We keep going over the same things, again and again.
    35 go round or US also around.
    (a) revolve, rotate, spin, whirl, twirl:
    The earth takes a year to go round the sun.
    (b) suffice, be sufficient or adequate or enough, satisfy:
    Are there enough life jackets to go around?
    (c) See 21, above.
    36 go through.
    (a) experience, suffer, undergo, bear, take, stand, tolerate, put up with, brook, submit to, endure, live through, brave:
    I don't think I could go through another war.
    (b) be accepted or approved, pass (muster):
    The bill went through without a hitch.
    (c) See 34 (a), above.
    37 go together.
    (a) harmonize, accord, agree, fit, go, suit each other, belong (with each other):
    I don't think that puce and vermilion go together.
    (b) See 33 (c), above.
    38 go under.
    (a) See 27 (a), above.
    (b) fail, collapse, subside, go bankrupt, succumb, Brit go to the wall, Colloq fold, US go belly up:
    Statistics show that more than 500 companies go under every week in the USA.
    39 go up.
    (a) rise, increase:
    If inflation goes up, the Chancellor will raise interest rates.
    (b) explode, blow up:
    The munitions factory went up, showering debris over the whole neighbourhood.
    40 go with.
    (a) go together with, harmonize with, blend with, be suitable or suited for, fit (in) with, accord or agree with:
    That scarf does not go with the dress.
    (b) socialize with, associate with, date, accompany, court, Old-fashioned Brit walk out with, US date:
    I hear that Connie is going with Don.
    41 go without. do or manage or get by without, lack, be deprived of, need; abstain from, survive or live or continue without:
    In the old days, if you could not afford something, you went without. She cannot go without a cigarette for more than an hour.
    n.
    42 chance, turn, opportunity, try, attempt, Colloq whack, crack, whirl, shot, stab:
    I don't expect much, but I'll have a go anyway.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    verb, noun
    + verb (goes )
    Help Note: Been is used as the past participle of go when sb has gone somewhere and come back.
    move / travel
    1 to move or travel from one place to another: [V, +adv./prep.] She went into her room and shut the door behind her. + He goes to work by bus. + I have to go to Rome on business. + She has gone to China (= is now in China or is on her way there). + She has been to China (= she went to China and has now returned). + I think you should go to the doctor's. + Are you going home for Christmas? + [V to inf] She has gone to see her sister this weekend.
    Help Note: In spoken English go can be used with and plus another verb to show purpose or to tell sb what to do: I'll go and answer the door. + Go and get me a drink! The and is sometimes left out, especially in AmE:
    Go ask your mom!

    2 [V] ~ (to sth) (with sb) to move or travel, especially with sb else, to a particular place or in order to be present at an event: Are you going to Dave's party? + Who else is going? + His dog goes everywhere with him.
    3 [+adv./prep.] to move or travel in a particular way or over a particular distance: [V] He's going too fast. + [VN] We had gone about fifty miles when the car broke down.
    4 [V -ing, usually +adv./prep.] ~ flying, singing, etc. to move in a particular way or while doing sth else: The car went skidding off the road into a ditch. + She went sobbing up the stairs. + She crashed into a waiter and his tray of drinks went flying.
    leave
    5 [V] to leave one place in order to reach another
    Synonym: DEPART
    I must be going now. + They came at six and went at nine. + Has she gone yet? + He's been gone an hour (= he left an hour ago). + When does the train go?
    6 [V] ~ on sth to leave a place and do sth different: to go on a journey / a tour / a trip / a cruise + Richard has gone on leave for two weeks.
    visit / attend
    7 [V] ~ to sth to visit or attend a place for a particular purpose: (BrE) I have to go to hospital for an operation. + (AmE) I have to go to the hospital. + to go to prison (= to be sent there as punishment for a crime) + Do you go to church (= regularly attend church services)?
    swimming / fishing / jogging, etc.
    8 ~ for sth to leave a place or travel to a place in order to take part in an activity or a sport: to go for a walk / drive / swim / run + Shall we go for a drink (= at a pub or bar) after work? + I have to go shopping this afternoon. + We're going sailing on Saturday.
    be sent
    9 [V] [usually +adv./prep.] to be sent or passed somewhere: I want this memo to go to all managers.
    lead
    10 [V +adv./prep.] ~ (from ...) to ... to lead or EXTEND from one place to another: I want a rope that will go from the top window to the ground. + Where does this road go?
    place / space
    11 [V +adv./prep.] to have as a usual or correct position; to be placed: This dictionary goes on the top shelf. + Where do you want the piano to go (= be put)?
    12 [V] will / would not ~ (in / into sth) used to say that sth does/did not fit into a particular place or space: My clothes won't all go in that one suitcase. + He tried to push his hand through the gap but it wouldn't go.
    numbers
    13 ~ (into sth) if a number will go into another number, it is contained in that number an exact number of times: [V-N] 3 into 12 goes 4. + [V] 7 into 15 won't go. + (AmE) 7 into 15 doesn't go. + 7 won't go into 15.
    progress
    14 [V +adv./prep.] used to talk about how well or badly sth makes progress or succeeds: 'How did your interview go?' 'It went very well, thank you.' + Did everything go smoothly? + How's it going (= is your life enjoyable, successful, etc. at the moment)? + The way things are going the company will be bankrupt by the end of the year.
    state / condition
    15 [V] ~ to / into sth
    ~ out of sth used in many expressions to show that sb/sth has reached a particular state/is no longer in a particular state: She went to sleep. + That colour has gone out of fashion.
    16 linking verb [V-ADJ] to become different in a particular way, especially a bad way: to go bald / blind / mad / bankrupt + Her hair is going grey. + This milk has gone sour. + The children went wild with excitement. - BECOME
    17 [V-ADJ] to live or move around in a particular state: to go naked / barefoot + She cannot bear the thought of children going hungry.
    18 [V-ADJ] ~ unnoticed, unreported, etc. to not be noticed, reported, etc: Police are worried that many crimes go unreported.
    song / story
    19 used to talk about what tune or words a song or poem has or what happens in a story [V, +adv./prep.] How does that song go? + I forget how the next line goes. + [V that] The story goes that she's been married five times.
    sound / movement
    20 to make a particular sound or movement: [V-N] The gun went 'bang'. + [V +adv./prep.] She went like this with her hand.
    21 [V] to be sounded as a signal or warning: The whistle went for the end of the game.
    say
    22 [V speech] (informal) (used when telling a story) to say: I asked 'How much?' and he goes, 'Fifty.' and I go, 'Fifty? You must be joking!'
    start
    23 [V] to start an activity: I'll say 'One, two, three, go!' as a signal for you to start. + As soon as he gets here we're ready to go.
    machine
    24 [V] if a machine goes, it works: This clock doesn't go.
    disappear
    25 [V] to stop existing; to be lost or stolen
    Synonym: DISAPPEAR
    Has your headache gone yet? + I left my bike outside the library and when I came out again it had gone.
    be thrown out
    26 [V] sb/sth must / has to / can ~ used to talk about wanting to get rid of sb/sth: The old sofa will have to go. + He's useless-he'll have to go.
    not work
    27 [V] to get worse; to become damaged or stop working correctly: Her sight is beginning to go. + His mind is going (= he is losing his mental powers). + I was driving home when my brakes went.
    die
    28 [V] to die. People say 'go' to avoid saying 'die': You can't take your money with you when you go.
    money
    29 [V] ~ (on sth) when money goes, it is spent or used for sth: I don't know where the money goes! + Most of my salary goes on the rent. + The money will go to finance a new community centre.
    30 [V] ~ (to sb) (for sth) to be sold: We won't let the house go for less than $200 000. + There was usually some bread going cheap (= being sold cheaply) at the end of the day.
    31 [V +adv./prep.] to be willing to pay a particular amount of money for sth: He's offered £3 000 for the car and I don't think he'll go any higher. + I'll go to $1 000 but that's my limit.
    help
    32 [V to inf] to help; to play a part in doing sth: This all goes to prove my theory. + It (= what has just happened) just goes to show you can't always tell how people are going to react.
    be available
    33 (be going) [V] (informal) to be available: There just aren't any jobs going in this area.
    time
    34 [V +adv./prep.] used to talk about how quickly or slowly time seems to pass: Hasn't the time gone quickly?
    use toilet
    35 [V] (informal) to use a toilet: Do you need to go, Billy?
    Idioms: Most idioms containing go are at the entries for the nouns and adjectives in the idioms, for example go it alone is at alone.
    anything goes (informal) anything that sb says or does is accepted or allowed, however shocking or unusual it may be: Almost anything goes these days.
    as people, things, etc. go in comparison with the average person, thing, etc: As teachers go, he's not bad.
    be going on (for) sth (BrE) to be nearly a particular age, time or number: It was going on (for) midnight.
    be going to do sth
    1 used to show what sb intends to do in the future: We're going to buy a house when we've saved enough money.
    2 used to show that sth is likely to happen very soon or in the future: I think I'm going to faint. + If the drought continues there's going to be a famine.
    don't go doing sth (spoken) used to tell or warn sb not to do sth: Don't go getting yourself into trouble.
    enough / something to be going on with (BrE) something that is enough for a short time: £40 should be enough to be going on with.
    go all out for sth
    go all out to do sth to make a very great effort to get sth or do sth
    go and do sth used to show that you are angry or annoyed that sb has done sth stupid: Trust him to go and mess things up! + Why did you have to go and upset your mother like that? + You've really gone and done it (= done sth very stupid) now!
    go down well, badly, etc. (with sb)
    go off well used to talk about whether people like sth such as a speech, performance, etc: Her speech went down well with the audience.
    go on (with you) (old-fashioned) used to express the fact that you do not believe sth, or that you disapprove of sth: Go on with you-you're never forty. You don't look a day over thirty.
    (have) a lot, nothing, etc. going for you (to have) many/not many advantages: You're young, intelligent, attractive-you have a lot going for you!
    no go (informal) not possible or allowed: If the bank won't lend us the money it's no go, I'm afraid.
    See also - NO-GO AREA
    to go
    1 remaining; still left: I only have one exam to go.
    2 (AmE, informal) if you buy cooked food to go in a restaurant or shop/store, you buy it to take away and eat somewhere else: Two pizzas to go.
    where does sb go from here? used to ask what action sb should take, especially in order to improve the difficult situation that they are in
    who goes there? used by a soldier who is guarding a place to order sb to say who they are: Halt, who goes there?
    Phrasal Verbs: go about (BrE) = GO AROUND
    go about sth to continue to do sth; to keep busy with sth: Despite the threat of war, people went about their business as usual.
    go about sth to start working on sth
    Synonym: TACKLE
    You're not going about the job in the right way. + [+ -ing] How should I go about finding a job?
    go after sb to chase or follow sb: He went after the burglars. + She left the room in tears so I went after her.
    go after sb/sth to try to get sb/sth: We're both going after the same job.
    go against sb to not be in sb's favour or not to their advantage: The jury's verdict went against him.
    go against sb/sth to resist or oppose sb/sth: He would not go against his parents' wishes.
    go against sth to be opposed to sth; to not fit or agree with sth: Paying for hospital treatment goes against her principles. + His thinking goes against all logic.
    go ahead
    1 to travel in front of other people in your group and arrive before them: I'll go ahead and tell them you're on the way.
    2 to happen; to be done
    Synonym: PROCEED
    The building of the new bridge will go ahead as planned.
    related noun GO-AHEAD
    go ahead (with sth) to begin to do sth, especially when sb has given permission or has expressed doubts or opposition: 'May I start now?' 'Yes, go ahead.' + The government intends to go ahead with its tax cutting plans
    related noun GO-AHEAD
    go along
    1 to continue with an activity: He made up the story as he went along.
    2 to make progress; to develop: Things are going along nicely.
    go along with sb/sth to agree with sb/sth: I don't go along with her views on abortion.
    go around / round
    1 to spin or turn: to go round in a circle
    2 to be enough for everyone to have one or some: There aren't enough chairs to go around.
    3 (BrE also go about) to often be in a particular state or behave in a particular way: She often goes around barefoot. + [+ -ing] It's unprofessional to go round criticizing your colleagues.
    4 to spread from person to person: There's a rumour going around that they're having an affair.
    go around / round (to ...) to visit sb or a place that is near: I went round to the post office. + I'm going around to my sister's (= her house) later.
    go at sb to attack sb: They went at each other furiously.
    go at sth to make great efforts to do sth; to work hard at sth: They went at the job as if their lives depended on it.
    go away
    1 to leave a person or place: Just go away! + Go away and think about it, then let me know.
    2 to leave home for a period of time, especially for a holiday/vacation: They've gone away for a few days. + I'm going away on business.
    3 to disappear: The smell still hasn't gone away.
    go back if two people go back a period of time (usually a long time), they have known each other for that time: Dave and I go back twenty years.
    go back (to ...) to return to a place: She doesn't want to go back to her husband (= to live with him again). + This toaster will have to go back (= be taken back to the shop / store where it was bought)-it's faulty. + Of course we want to go back some day-it's our country, our real home.
    go back (to sth)
    1 to consider sth that happened or was said at an earlier time: Can I go back to what you said at the beginning of the meeting? + Once you have made this decision, there will be no going back (= you will not be able to change your mind).
    2 to have existed since a particular time or for a particular period: Their family goes back to the time of the Pilgrim Fathers.
    go back on sth to fail to keep a promise; to change your mind about sth: He never goes back on his word (= never fails to do what he has said he will do).
    go back to sth to start doing sth again that you had stopped doing: The kids go back to school next week. + [+ -ing] She's decided to go back to teaching.
    go before (written) to exist or happen in an earlier time: The present crisis is worse than any that have gone before.
    go before sb/sth to be presented to sb/sth for discussion, decision or judgement: My application goes before the planning committee next week.
    go beyond sth to be more than sth
    Synonym: EXCEED
    This year's sales figures go beyond all our expectations (= are much better than we thought they would be).
    go by (of time) to pass: Things will get easier as time goes by. + The weeks went slowly by.
    go by sth to be guided by sth; to form an opinion from sth: That's a good rule to go by. + If past experience is anything to go by, they'll be late.
    go down
    1 to fall to the ground: She tripped and went down with a bump.
    2 if a ship, etc. goes down, it disappears below the water
    Synonym: SINK
    3 when the sun or moon goes down, it disappears below the HORIZON
    Synonym: SET
    4 if food or drink will/will not go down, it is difficult/easy to swallow: A glass of wine would go down very nicely (= I would very much like one).
    5 if the price of sth, the temperature, etc. goes down, it becomes lower
    Synonym: FALL
    The price of oil is going down. + Oil is going down in price.
    Antonym: GO UP
    6 (informal) to get worse in quality: The neighbourhood has gone down a lot recently.
    7 (computing) to stop working temporarily: The system is going down in ten minutes.
    go down (from ...) (BrE, formal) to leave a university, especially Oxford or Cambridge, at the end of a TERM or after finishing your studies: She went down (from Cambridge) in 1989.
    Antonym: GO UP (TO ...)
    go down (in sth) to be written in sth; to be recorded or remembered in sth: It all goes down (= she writes it all) in her notebook. + He will go down in history as a great statesman.
    go down on sb (slang) to perform ORAL sex on sb (= to use the mouth to stimulate sb's sex organs)
    go down (to sb) to be defeated by sb, especially in a game or competition: Italy went down to Brazil by three goals to one.
    go down (to ...) (from ...) to go from one place to another, especially further south or from a city or large town to a smaller place: They've gone down to Brighton for a couple of days.
    Antonym: GO UP
    go down with sth (especially BrE) to become ill/sick with sth
    Synonym: CATCH
    Our youngest boy has gone down with chickenpox.
    go for sb to attack sb: She went for him with a knife.
    go for sb/sth
    1 to apply to sb/sth: What I said about Peter goes for you, too. + They have a high level of unemployment-but the same goes for many other countries.
    2 to go to a place and bring sb/sth back: She's gone for some milk.
    3 to be attracted by sb/sth; to like or prefer sb/sth: She goes for tall slim men. + I don't really go for modern art.
    go for sth
    1 to choose sth: I think I'll go for the fruit salad.
    2 to put a lot of effort into sth, so that you get or achieve sth: Go for it, John! You know you can beat him. + It sounds a great idea. Go for it!
    go in
    1 to enter a room, house, etc: Let's go in, it's getting cold.
    2 if the sun or moon goes in, it disappears behind a cloud
    go in for sth
    1 (BrE) to take an exam or enter a competition: She's going in for the Cambridge First Certificate.
    2 to have sth as an interest or a hobby: She doesn't go in for team games.
    go in with sb to join sb in starting a business: My brothers are opening a garage and they want me to go in with them.
    go into sth
    1 (of a vehicle) to hit sth violently: The car skidded and went into a tree.
    2 (of a vehicle or driver) to start moving in a particular way: The plane went into a nosedive.
    3 to join an organization, especially in order to have a career in it: to go into the Army / the Church / Parliament + to go into teaching
    4 to begin to do sth or behave in a particular way: He went into a long explanation of the affair.
    5 to examine sth carefully: We need to go into the question of costs.
    6 (of money, time, effort, etc.) to be spent on sth or used to do sth: More government money needs to go into the project. + [+ -ing] Years of work went into researching the book.
    go off
    1 to leave a place, especially in order to do sth: She went off to get a drink.
    2 to be fired; to explode: The gun went off by accident. + The bomb went off in a crowded street.
    3 if an ALARM, etc. goes off, it makes a sudden loud noise
    4 if a light, the electricity, etc. goes off, it stops working: Suddenly the lights went off. + The heating goes off at night.
    Antonym: GO ON
    5 (BrE, informal) to fall asleep: Hasn't the baby gone off yet?
    6 (BrE) if food or drink goes off, it becomes bad and not fit to eat or drink
    7 (BrE) to get worse in quality: Her books have gone off in recent years.
    go off sb/sth (BrE, informal) to stop liking sb/sth or lose interest in them: Jane seems to be going off Paul. + I've gone off beer.
    go off with sb to leave your husband, wife, partner, etc. in order to have a relationship with sb else: He went off with his best friend's wife.
    go off with sth to take away from a place sth that does not belong to you: He went off with $10 000 of the company's money.
    go on
    1 when a performer goes on, they begin their performance: She doesn't go on until Act 2.
    2 (in sport) to join a team as a SUBSTITUTE during a game: Cole went on in place of Beckham just before half-time.
    3 when a light, the electricity, etc. goes on, it starts to work: Suddenly all the lights went on.
    Antonym: GO OFF
    4 (of time) to pass: She became more and more talkative as the evening went on.
    5 (usually be going on) to happen: What's going on here?
    6 if a situation goes on, it continues without changing: This cannot be allowed to go on. + How much longer will this hot weather go on for? + We can't go on like this-we seem to be always arguing.
    7 to continue speaking, after a short pause: She hesitated for a moment and then went on. + [+ speech] 'You know,' he went on, 'I think my brother could help you.'
    8 used to encourage sb to do sth: Go on! Have another drink! + Go on-jump!
    go on (ahead) to travel in front of sb else: You go on ahead-I'll catch you up in a few minutes.
    go on sth (used in negative sentences and questions) to base an opinion or a judgement on sth: The police don't have much to go on.
    go on (about sb/sth) to talk about sb/sth for a long time, especially in a boring or complaining way: He went on and on about how poor he was. + She does go on sometimes!
    go on (at sb) (especially BrE) to complain to sb about their behaviour, work, etc.
    Synonym: CRITICIZE
    She goes on at him continually.
    go on (with sth) to continue an activity, especially after a pause or break: That's enough for now-let's go on with it tomorrow.
    go on doing sth to continue an activity without stopping: He said nothing but just went on working.
    go on to sth to pass from one item to the next: Let's go on to the next item on the agenda.
    go on to do sth to do sth after completing sth else: The book goes on to describe his experiences in the army. + After her early teaching career she went on to become a doctor.
    go out
    1 to leave your house to go to a social event: She goes out a lot. + [+ -ing] He goes out drinking most evenings.
    2 when the TIDE goes out, it moves away from the land
    Synonym: EBB
    Antonym: COME IN
    3 to be sent: Have the invitations gone out yet?
    4 (BrE) when a radio or television programme goes out, it is broadcast
    5 when news or information goes out, it is announced or published: [+ that] Word went out that the director had resigned
    6 if a fire or light goes out, it stops burning or shining
    go out (of sth)
    1 to fail to reach the next stage of a competition, etc: She went out of the tournament in the first round.
    2 to be no longer fashionable or generally used: Those skirts went out years ago.
    go out of sb/sth (of a quality or a feeling) to be no longer present in sb/sth; to disappear from sb/sth: All the fight seemed to go out of him. + The heat has gone out of the argument.
    go out with sb
    go out (together) (especially of young people) to spend time with sb and have a romantic or sexual relationship with them: Tom has been going out with Kate for six weeks. + How long have Tom and Kate been going out together?
    go over sth
    1 to examine or check sth carefully: Go over your work before you hand it in.
    2 to study sth carefully, especially by repeating it: He went over the events of the day in his mind (= thought about them carefully).
    go over (to ...) to move from one place to another, especially when this means crossing sth such as a room, town or city: He went over and shook hands with his guests. + Many Irish people went over to America during the famine.
    go over to sb/sth (in broadcasting) to change to a different person or place for the next part of a broadcast: We are now going over to the news desk for an important announcement.
    go over to sth to change from one side, opinion, habit, etc. to another: Two Conservative MPs have gone over to the Liberal Democrats.
    go round = GO AROUND
    go round (to ...) = GO AROUND (TO ...)
    go through if a law, contract, etc. goes through, it is officially accepted or completed: The deal did not go through.
    go through sth
    1 to look at or examine sth carefully, especially in order to find sth: I always start the day by going through my mail. + She went through the company's accounts, looking for evidence of fraud.
    2 to study or consider sth in detail, especially by repeating it: Let's go through the arguments again. + Could we go through (= practise) Act 2 once more?
    3 to perform a series of actions; to follow a method or PROCEDURE: Certain formalities have to be gone through before you can emigrate.
    4 to experience or suffer sth: She's been going through a bad patch recently. + He's amazingly cheerful considering all he's had to go through.
    5 to use up or finish sth completely: The boys went through two whole loaves of bread.
    go through with sth to do what is necessary to complete a course of action, especially one that is difficult or unpleasant: She decided not to go through with (= not to have) the operation.
    go to sb/sth to be given to sb/sth: Proceeds from the concert will go to charity. + All her property went to her eldest son (= when she died).
    go together = GO WITH STH
    go towards sth to be used as part of the payment for sth: The money will go towards a new car. + [+ -ing] Part of my pay cheque went towards buying a CD player.
    go under
    1 (of sth that floats) to sink below the surface
    2 (informal) to become BANKRUPT (= be unable to pay what you owe): T
    go up: 1 to be built:
    New offices buildings are going up everywhere.

    2 when the curtain across the stage in a theatre goes up, it is raised or opened
    3 to be destroyed by fire or an explosion: The whole building went up in flames.
    4 if the price of sth, the temperature, etc. goes up, it becomes higher
    Synonym: RISE
    The price of cigarettes is going up. + Cigarettes are going up in price.
    Antonym: GO DOWN
    go up (to ...) (BrE, formal) to arrive at a university, especially Oxford or Cambridge, at the beginning of a TERM or in order to begin your studies: She went up (to Oxford) in 1989.
    Antonym: GO DOWN (FROM ...)
    go up (to ...) (from ...) to go from one place to another, especially further north or to a city or large town from a smaller place: When are you next going up to Scotland? + We went up to London last weekend.
    Antonym: GO DOWN
    go with sb (old-fashioned, informal) to have a sexual or romantic relationship with sb
    go with sth
    1 to be included with or as part of sth: A car goes with the job.
    2 to agree to accept sth, for example a plan or an offer: You're offering £400? I think we can go with that.
    3 (also go (together)) to combine well with sth
    Synonym: MATCH
    Does this jacket go with this skirt? + Those colours don't really go (together).
    4 (also go together) to exist at the same time or in the same place as sth; to be found together: Disease often goes with poverty. + Disease and poverty often go together.
    go without (sth) to manage without sth that you usually have or need: There wasn't time for breakfast, so I had to go without. + How long can a human being go (= survive) without sleep? + [+ -ing] She went without eating for three days.
    + noun (plural goes )
    1 [C] (BrE) (also turn AmE, BrE) a person's turn to move or play in a game or an activity: Whose go is it? + It's your go. + 'How much is it to play?' 'It's 50p a go.' + Can I have a go on your new bike?
    2 [C] (BrE) (also try AmE, BrE) an attempt at doing sth: It took three goes to get it right. + I doubt if he'll listen to advice from me, but I'll give it a go (= I'll try but I don't think I will succeed).
    3 [U] (BrE) energy and enthusiasm: Mary's always got plenty of go.
    See also - GET-UP-AND-GO
    Idioms: at one go (BrE) in one single attempt or try: She blew out the candles at one go.
    be all go (BrE, informal) to be very busy or full of activity: It was all go in the office today.
    be on the go (also be on the move) (informal) to be very active and busy: I've been on the go all day. + Having four children keeps her on the go.
    first, second, etc. go (BrE) at the first, second, etc. attempt: I passed my driving test first go.
    have a go (at sth / at doing sth) to make an attempt to do sth: 'I can't start the engine.' 'Let me have a go.' + I'll have a go at fixing it tonight.
    have a go (spoken, especially BrE) to attack sb physically: There were about seven of them standing round him, all waiting to have a go.
    have a go at sb (informal) to criticize sb or complain about sb: The boss had a go at me for being late for work. + The government are always having a go at teachers.
    in one go (especially spoken) all together on one occasion: I'd rather do the journey in one go, and not stop on the way. + They ate the packet of biscuits all in one go.
    make a go of sth (informal) to be successful in sth: We've had a few problems in our marriage, but we're both determined to make a go of it.
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