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noun (ATTEMPT)    /ɡəʊ/ US  /ɡoʊ/ (plural goes)
B2 [C] (US usually try) an attempt to do something: Georgina passed her driving test (on her) first go. "This jar is impossible to open." "Here, let me have a go." I want to have a go at finishing my essay tonight. We can't do the work all in one go (= all at the same time).Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy make a go of sth (US usually try) C2 to try to make something succeed, usually by working hard: She's really making a go of her new antique shop. I can't see him ever making a go of accountancy.Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
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