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go

noun [C]
 
 
/ɡəʊ/ ( plural goes)
TRY B2 an attempt to do something: I had a go at catching a fish. If you think you might like skiing, why don't you give it a go (= try to do it)?Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
TURN UK B1 someone's turn to do something: Throw the dice Jane, it's your go.Opportunity Freedom to act
have a go at sb UK to criticize someone angrily: My mother's always having a go at me about my hair.Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation
make a go of sth to try to make something succeed, usually by working hard: They're determined to make a go of their business.Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
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