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go at sth

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with go   /ɡəʊ/ us    /ɡoʊ/ ( present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)
to start doing something with a lot of energy and enthusiasm: He went at (= ate eagerly) his dinner as if he hadn't had anything to eat for weeks.
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