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go at sth

informal phrasal verb with go
 
 
/ɡəʊ/ verb [I] ( present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)
to start doing something with a lot of energy and enthusiasm: There were a lot of dishes to wash so we went at it straight away.Dealing with things or peopleActing and actsCoping and not copingTolerating and enduring
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