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go for sth

phrasal verb with go
 
 
/ɡəʊ/ verb [I] ( present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)
CHOOSE B1 to choose something: What sort of printer are you going to go for?Taking and choosing
HAVE informal B2 to try to have or achieve something: He'll be going for his third straight Olympic gold medal. If you want it, go for it (= do what you need to do in order to have or achieve it).Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energyTaking and choosing
GET B2 to try to get something: He tripped as he was going for the ball.Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
MONEY If something goes for a particular amount of money, it is sold for that amount.Costs and expenses
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