go about Definition
verb, usually intr goes, went, gone, going
- 1. To walk, move or travel in the direction specified.
- Thesaurus: move, proceed, progress, advance, hie, wend.
- Form: go about (often)
- Form: go by
- Form: go down
- Example: a path that goes across the field
- Example: The road goes all the way to the farm
- Example: go to the cinema
- Example: go to school
- Thesaurus: function, work, run, perform, operate.
- Form: go to somewhere (usually)
- Thesaurus: depart, leave, quit, withdraw, decamp, retreat, run away, scram (
5. To be destroyed or taken away; to disappear.
- Example: The old door had to go
- Example: The peaceful atmosphere has gone
- Example: The scheme is going well
- Example: All his money went on drink
- Example: went for £20
- Example: go for a ride
- Example: go on holiday
- Example: gone fishing
10. To perform (an action) or produce (a sound).
- Example: go like this
- Example: go bang
- To break, break down, or fail.
- Example: The old TV finally went
- Example: His eyes have gone
- Example: get it going
- Example: go mad
- Example: Where does this go?
- Example: My foot won't go into the shoe
- Example: Four into three won't go
- Example: go hungry
18. Said of a story or tune: to run
- Example: How does it go?
- Example: The same goes for you
- Example: In this office, anything goes
- Form: go for someone (often)
- Form: go for something
- To carry authority.
- Example: What she says goes
- Thesaurus: belong, match, mesh, correspond, suit, fit in, harmonize, accord, agree, complement.
- Form: go with something (often)
- Example: go to much trouble
- Example: go metric
24. To bet (a specified amount), especially at cards.
- Example: went five pounds
- To be in general, for the purpose of comparison.
- Example: As girls go, she's quite naughty
- Example: the best offer going at the moment
- To say.
- Example: She goes, ‘No, you didn't!' and I goes, ‘Oh, yes I did!'
- 1. A turn or spell.
- Example: It's my go
- Example: She lacks go
- Busy activity.
- Example: It's all go
- A success.
- Example: make a go of it
To be approaching (a specified age).
- Example: She's going on for 60
- From the very beginning.
To make an attempt at something.
- To make a great effort to obtain or achieve it.
- To be so unwise or unfortunate as to ....
- Example: They've gone and got lost
- See under gun.
To manage or try to manage without help, especially when in difficulties.
- To assimilate oneself to an alien culture or to the way of life of a foreign country.
- To work slowly so as to encourage an employer to negotiate or meet a demand. See also go-slow.
To try; to make an attempt.
- To attack them verbally.
To have it as an attribute or advantage.
- Example: You have a lot going for you
- very colloq
I would like it; I could do with it; I need it.
- Example: I could really go a pint of cold beer
For the moment.
- Example: enough to be going on with
Phrasal Verb: go about
- To circulate.
- Example: a rumour going about
- To busy oneself with it.To attempt or tackle it.
- Example: how to go about doing this
- To be decided unfavourably for them.
- Example: The court case went against him
- To be contrary to it.
- To proceed.
- To agree with and support them or it.
- To break (an agreement, etc).
- To be guided by it or act in accordance with it.
- Example: Don't go by what he says
- To decrease.To be accepted or received.
- Example: The joke went down well
- To perform fellatio or cunnilingus on them.
- To contract an illness.
- To attack them.To be attracted by them.To choose them.
- Example: went for the red shoes instead
- To take up (a profession).To enter (a contest).To be interested or attracted by something, as a rule.
- Example: don't usually go in for films with subtitles
- To take up or join (a profession).To discuss or investigate something.
- Example: cannot go into that now
- To explode.Said of perishables, eg food: to become rotten.To proceed or pass off.
- Example: The party went off well
- To stop liking them or it.
- To continue or proceed.To talk too much.An exclamation expressing disbelief.
- To criticize them or complain to them persistently.
- Said of a fire or light: to become extinguished.To be broadcast.To no longer be fashionable.
- Said of someone's heart: be in sympathy with them.
- Example: My heart goes out to the victim's family
- To spend time with someone socially or (especially) romantically.
- To pass off or be received.
- Example: The play went over well
- To examine it.To revise or rehearse it.
- To transfer support or allegiance.
- Example: go over to the enemy
- To be enough for all.
- To be approved.
- To use it up.To revise or rehearse it.To examine it.To suffer it.
- Example: went through hell
- Example: went through all our bags
- To carry it out to the end.
- To fail or be ruined.
- To increase.Said of a building, etc: to be erected.To be destroyed by fire or explosion.
- To have a close romantic friendship with them.
- To co-exist with it.
- Example: Goodness doesn't always go with beauty
- To suffer a lack of it.