Meaning of “go for sth” - Learner’s Dictionary

go for sth

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

B1 to choose something:

What sort of printer are you going to go for?
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).

B2 to try to get something:

He tripped as he was going for the ball.

If something goes for a particular amount of money, it is sold for that amount.

(Definition of “go for sth” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)