Translation of "go" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ɡəʊ/ us /ɡoʊ/ present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone

A1 to move or travel somewhere

I’d love to go to Florida.
We went into the house.
Are you going by train?

A1 to move or travel somewhere in order to do something

Let’s go for a walk.
go running, swimming, etc.

A2 to go somewhere to do a particular activity

ir a correr, a nadar, etc.
We went skating yesterday.
be going to do/be something

A2 to intend to do or be something

ir a hacer/ser algo
I’m going to call her tonight.
I’m going to be a dancer when I grow up.
be going to do something

A2 used to say that something is expected to happen in the future

se usa para expresar algo que se espera que ocurra en el futuro
It’s going to snow tonight.
go badly, well, etc.

B1 to happen in a particular way

ir mal, bien, etc.
My exams went really well.

B1 to disappear or no longer exist

When I turned round, the man had gone.

B1 If a road, path, etc. goes in a particular direction, it leads there.

This road goes to Birmingham.
go bald, blind, etc.

B1 to become bald, blind, etc.

quedarse calvo, ciego, etc.
He went bald when he was 30.

B1 If two things go, they match each other.

Does the jacket go with the trousers?

to work correctly

I managed to get the car going.

to stop working correctly

dejar de funcionar
She’s very old and her hearing is going.

to have a particular tune or words

I can’t remember how that song goes.

If time goes, it passes.

The day went very quickly.

to make a particular sound or movement

A cow goes ‘moo’.
“to go

mainly US If you ask for food to go in a restaurant, you are asking for food that you can take away.

para llevar
I would like a large cheese pizza to go.
noun uk /ɡəʊ/ us /ɡoʊ/ plural goes mainly UK

B1 a time when you do something in a game

Throw the dice, Jane, it’s your go.

the act of trying to do something

I had a go at catching a fish.

(Translation of “go” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ɡəu/ (3rd person singular present tense goes, past tense went /went/, past participle gone /ɡon/)

to walk, travel, move etc

He is going across the field
When did he go out?

to be sent, passed on etc

enviar, tramitar, pasar
Complaints have to go through the proper channels.

to be given, sold etc

vender(se), darse
The prize goes to John Campbell
The table went for $100.

to lead to

ir, llevar
Where does this road go?

to visit, to attend

ir, acudir
He goes to school every day
I decided not to go to the movie.

to be destroyed etc

desaparecer, destruir, demoler
This wall will have to go.

to proceed, be done

ir, desarrollarse
The meeting went very well.

to move away

irse, partir, marcharse
I think it is time you were going.

to disappear

desaparecer, esfumarse
My purse has gone!

to do (some action or activity)

ir a
I’m going for a walk
I’m going hiking next week-end.

to fail etc

I think the clutch on this car has gone.

to be working etc

ir bien, funcionar
I don’t think that clock is going.

to become

volverse, ponerse
These apples have gone bad.

to be

ir, ponerse, guardarse, colocarse
Many people in the world regularly go hungry.

to be put

pasar, transcurrir
Spoons go in that drawer.

to pass

valer, estar permitido, ser aceptable
Time goes quickly when you are enjoying yourself.

to be used

All her pocket money goes on sweets.

to be acceptable etc

ser, estar, tener
Anything goes in this office.

to make a particular noise

gastarse, utilizarse, usarse
Dogs go woof, not miaow.

to have a particular tune etc

ser, decir
How does that song go?

to become successful etc

funcionar, triunfar, salir bien
She always makes a party go.
going noun

an act of leaving, moving away etc

the comings and goings of the people in the street.

the conditions under which something is done

Walking was heavy going because of all the mud.
go-ahead adjective

successful and progressive

emprendedor, enérgico, dinámico
His firm is very go-ahead.
go-cart noun

another spelling of go-kart

cochecito de niño
go-getter noun

a person with a great deal of energy, ability etc who gets what he wants

Tony’s a go-getter who is likely to go far in his career.
going-over noun

a study or examination

repaso, inspección, revisión
He gave the accounts a thorough going-over.
goings-on noun plural

(usually strange) happenings or behaviour/behavior

tejemanejes, chanchullos, actividades sospechosas
There have been some strange goings-on in that house.
go-kart noun

a light vehicle like a small car made of a low open frame on four small wheels that is used for racing.

carrito motorizado
go-karting noun

no-go adjective

(of a district etc ) which a person etc is not allowed to enter

(zona) prohibida
That part of the city is a no-go area for tourists.
all go adjective

very busy

en plena actividad, sin descanso, ajetreado
It’s all go in this office today.
be going on (for)

to be near or close to (a time, age etc)

andar por
He must be going on (for) eighty.
be going strong

to be successful, healthy etc

estar en plena forma
Our business/grandfather is still going strong.
from the word go

from the very beginning

desde el principio
Sheila has been very efficient at her job from the word go.
get going

to get started

ponerse en marcha, ponerse manos a la obra, empezar
If you want to finish that job on time, you’d better get going.
go about phrasal verb

to (begin to) work at

emprender, empezar a hacer
I don’t know the best way to go about the job!

(of a ship) to change direction or turn around.

go after phrasal verb

to try to win

perseguir, andar tras, ir en busca de
He’s going after that prize.

to follow or chase

seguir, correr tras
Go after him and apologize.
go against phrasal verb

to oppose or refuse to act on

ir en contra de, oponerse a
He went against his parents’ wishes.

to be unacceptable to

ir contra
This goes against my conscience.
go along phrasal verb

to go

I think I’ll go along to that meeting.

to proceed or progress

avanzar, ir haciendo, progresar
Check your work as you go along.
go along with phrasal verb

to agree with

estar de acuerdo con
I’m afraid I can’t go along with you on that.
go around phrasal verb

(of stories, rumours/rumors etc) to be passed from one person to another

correr, circular
There’s a rumour/rumor going around that you are leaving.
go around with phrasal verb

to be friendly with

andar con, ir con, frecuentar, juntarse con
I don’t like the group of friends you’re going around with.
go at phrasal verb

to attack

lanzarse sobre, atacar, arremeter contra
The boys went at each other with their fists.

to do with enthusiasm

lanzarse a
He really went at the job of painting the wall.
go back phrasal verb

to return to an earlier time, topic of conversation etc

volver a
Let’s go back for a minute to what we were talking about earlier.
go back on phrasal verb

to fail to do (something one has promised to do)

faltar, romper, incumplir
I never go back on my promises.
go by phrasal verb

to base an opinion on

guiarse por, fundarse sobre, basarse en
We can’t go by what he says.

to be guided by

seguir, guiarse por
I always go by the instructions.
go down phrasal verb

(with well/badly) to be approved or disapproved of

ser bien/mal acogido, ser bien/mal recibido
The story went down well (with them).

(of a ship) to sink

The sailors were lost at sea when the ship went down.

(of the sun or moon) to go below the horizon

ponerse, esconderse
The sun goes down at about 7 o’clock in the evening.

to be remembered

pasar (a la historia), quedar (para la posteridad), ser recordado
His bravery will go down in history.

(of places) to become less desirable

volverse menos solicitado; decaer
This part of town has gone down in the last twenty years.
go far

to be successful

llegar lejos
If you keep on working as hard as this, I’m sure you’ll go far.
go for phrasal verb

to attack physically or in words

tirarse sobre, atacar
The two dogs went for each other as soon as they met.
go in phrasal verb

(of the sun or moon) to become covered by cloud

esconderse, quedar cubierto/encapotado
The sun has gone in, and it’s now rather chilly.
go in for phrasal verb

to take part in

participar, presentarse a
I’m going in for the 1,000 metres race.

to do (something) as a hobby, career etc

dedicarse, interesarse; tomar parte en
My son is going in for medicine
She goes in for collecting postcards.
go into phrasal verb

to make a careful study of (something)

estudiar en profundidad, examinar, investigar
We’ll need to go into this plan in detail.

to discuss in detail

entrar en, discutir
I don’t want to go into the problem at the moment.
go off phrasal verb

(of a bomb etc) to explode

estallar, explosionar
The little boy was injured when the firework went off in his hand.

(of an alarm) to ring

disparar(se), sonar
When the alarm went off, the thieves ran away.

to leave

marchar(se), irse, partir
He went off yesterday.

to begin to dislike

perder el gusto por
I’ve gone off that game show – it’s just the same every week.

to become rotten

pasarse, estropearse, echarse a perder
That meat has gone off.

to stop working

apagarse, parar(se)
The fan has gone off.
go on phrasal verb

to continue

continuar, seguir
Go on reading – I won’t disturb you.

to talk a great deal, usually too much

hablar sin parar
She goes on and on about her health.

to happen

pasar, suceder, ocurrir
What is going on here?

to base one’s investigations etc on

basar(se) en, apoyarse en, fundarse en
The police had very few clues to go on in their search for the murderer.
go on at phrasal verb

to nag at

reñir, echar bulla
Her mother went on at her for coming home late after the dance.
go out phrasal verb

to become extinguished

The fire has gone out.

to go to parties, concerts, meetings etc

We don’t go out as much as we did when we were younger.

to be frequently in the company of (a person, usually of the opposite sex)

salir con
I’ve been going out with her for months.
go over phrasal verb

to study or examine carefully

examinar, estudiar detenidamente, revisar
I want to go over the work you have done before you do any more.

to repeat (a story etc)

repetir, repasar
I’ll go over the whole lesson again.

to list

enumerar, recapitular
He went over all her faults.

(of plays, behaviour/behavior etc) to be received (well or badly)

tener buena/mala acogida, ser bien/mal recibido
The play didn’t go over at all well the first night.
go round phrasal verb

to be enough for everyone

llegar para todos, haber suficiente para todos
Is there enough food to go round?
go slow

(of workers in a factory etc ) to work less quickly than usual, eg as a form of protest

huelga de celo
The workers are threatening to go slow if they are not awarded a pay rise.
go steady

to have a close friendly relationship with someone of the opposite sex

tener una relación de pareja, ser novio de alguien
My girlfriend and I have been going steady for a year.
go through phrasal verb

to search in

registrar, rebuscar
I’ve gone through all my pockets, but I still can’t find my key.

to suffer

pasar por, sufrir
You have no idea what I went through to get this finished in time.

to use up

We went through a lot of money on holiday.

to complete

You have to go through certain formalities to get a visa.

to be completed

concluirse, hacerse
After long hours of negotiations, the deal went through.
go through with phrasal verb

to finish doing

llevar a cabo
I will go through with this in spite of what you say.
go too far

to do something which is so bad as to be unacceptable

ir demasiado lejos, pasarse, pasarse de la raya
Some of his jokes went too far and offended people.
go towards phrasal verb

to help to buy etc

ser destinado a
The money we collect will go towards a charity.
go up phrasal verb

to increase in size, value etc

subir, aumentar
The temperature/price has gone up.

to be built

There are office blocks going up all over town.
go up in smoke/flames

to catch fire; to be destroyed or damaged by fire etc

estallar en llamas
The building across the street went up in flames.
go with phrasal verb

to be sold with, be part of etc

ir con, estar incluido en
The carpets will go with the house.

to look etc well with

ir bien con, hacer juego con, combinar con
The carpet goes with the wallpaper.
go without phrasal verb

to manage without

pasarse sin, prescindir de
If you can’t afford a new dress, you’ll have to go without (one).
keep going

to continue doing what one is doing; to survive

seguir adelante, no parar, continuar
The snow was falling heavily, but we had to keep going
Business is bad at the moment, but we’ll manage to keep going.
make a go (of something)

to make a success (of something)

conseguir algo, tener éxito en algo
He has never owned a shop before, but I think he’ll make a go of it.
on the go

very busy or active

ocupado, atareado, activo, que no para
He’s always on the go, from morning to night.

(Translation of “go” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)