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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)
  • (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)

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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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