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"go for sth" in British English

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go for sth

phrasal verb with go uk   /ɡəʊ/  us   /ɡoʊ/ verb (present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)

go for sth (CHOOSE)

B1 UK to ​choose something: Instead of ​butter, I always go for ​margarine or a ​low-fatspread.

go for sth (LIKE)

to like or ​admire: I don't go for ​warfilms in a ​big way (= very much). What ​sort of men do you go for (= are you ​attracted to)?

go for sth (TRY)

B2 to ​try to have or ​achieve something: She ​tripped me as I went for the ​ball. The ​Russianrelayteam will again be going for the ​goldmedal at the ​Olympic Games.

go for sth (MONEY)

If something goes for a ​certainamount of ​money, it is ​sold for that ​amount: The ​painting is ​expected to go for at least a million ​dollars.
(Definition of go for sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"go for sth" in Business English

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go for sth

phrasal verb with go uk   us   /ɡəʊ/ verb (going, went, gone)
to ​try to have or ​achieve something: The ​President said that he wouldn't go for such a ​plan if it ​meant he had to ​cutMedicare.
if something goes for a ​certainamount of ​money, it is ​sold for that ​amount: Cheap bottles of vodka that go for less than $2 ​apiece.
(Definition of go for sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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