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English definition of “go for sth”

go for sth

(TRY) phrasal verb with go     /ɡəʊ/ US  /ɡoʊ/ verb (present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)
B2 to try to have or achieve something: She tripped me as I went for the ball. Are you planning to go for that scholarship to Harvard University? The Russian relay team will again be going for the gold medal at the Olympic Games.Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
(Definition of go for sth (TRY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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