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English definition of “go at sth”

go at sth

informal phrasal verb with go     /ɡəʊ/ US  /ɡoʊ/ verb (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.Dealing with things or peopleActing and actsCoping and not copingTolerating and enduring
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