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Meaning of “go” - Learner’s Dictionary

go

verb [I]     /ɡəʊ/ ( present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)
MOVE
A1 to move or travel somewhere: I'd love to go to America. We went into the house. Are you going by train?General words for movementDeparting
DO SOMETHING
A1 to move or travel somewhere in order to do something: Let's go for a walk. [+ doing sth] We're going camping tomorrow.General words for movementDeparting
DISAPPEAR
B1 to disappear or no longer exist: When I turned round the man had gone.Death and dying
go badly/well, etc
B1 to develop in a particular way: My exams went really badly.Occurring and happening
CONTINUE
to continue to be in a particular state: We won't let anyone go hungry.Continue and last
WORKING
B2 to work correctly: Did you manage to get the car going?FunctioningPerforming a function
STOP WORKING
B2 to stop working correctly: Her hearing is going, so speak loudly.Not functioning
MATCH
B1 If two things go, they match each other: Any colour goes with jeans.Matching and co-ordinating
TIME
B2 If time goes, it passes: The day went very quickly.Spending time and time passing
SONG
B2 to have a particular tune or words: I can't remember how it goes.Musical pieces
SOUND/MOVEMENT
B2 to make a particular sound or movement: My dog goes like this when he wants some food.General words for movement
(Definition of go verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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