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English definition of “gone”

gone

adjective (LEFT)    /ɡɒn/ US  /ɡɑːn/
[after verb] If something is gone, there is none of it left: All my money is gone and I have nothing to buy food with.Unavailable and inaccessiblePresent [after verb] dead: Fortunately I'll be dead and gone long before the money runs out. They did everything they could to save him, but he was already too far gone (= too close to death) when the ambulance arrived.Death and dying
(Definition of gone adjective (LEFT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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