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Translation of "go" - English-Spanish dictionary

go

verb /ɡəu/ ( 3rd person singular present tense goes, past tense went /went/, past participle gone /ɡon/)
to walk, travel, move etc ir He is going across the field Go straight ahead When did he go out? to be sent, passed on etc enviar, tramitar, pasar Complaints have to go through the proper channels. to be given, sold etc vender(se), darse The prize goes to John Campbell The table went for $100. to lead to ir, llevar Where does this road go? to visit, to attend ir, acudir He goes to school every day I decided not to go to the movie. to be destroyed etc desaparecer, destruir, demoler This wall will have to go. to proceed, be done ir, desarrollarse The meeting went very well. to move away irse, partir, marcharse I think it is time you were going. to disappear desaparecer, esfumarse My purse has gone! to do (some action or activity) ir a I’m going for a walk I’m going hiking next week-end. to fail etc averiarse I think the clutch on this car has gone. to be working etc ir bien, funcionar I don’t think that clock is going. to become volverse, ponerse These apples have gone bad. to be ir, ponerse, guardarse, colocarse Many people in the world regularly go hungry. to be put pasar, transcurrir Spoons go in that drawer. to pass valer, estar permitido, ser aceptable Time goes quickly when you are enjoying yourself. to be used hacer All her pocket money goes on sweets. to be acceptable etc ser, estar, tener Anything goes in this office. to make a particular noise gastarse, utilizarse, usarse Dogs go woof, not miaow. to have a particular tune etc ser, decir How does that song go? to become successful etc funcionar, triunfar, salir bien She always makes a party go. going noun an act of leaving, moving away etc ida the comings and goings of the people in the street. the conditions under which something is done condiciones Walking was heavy going because of all the mud. go-ahead adjective successful and progressive emprendedor, enérgico, dinámico His firm is very go-ahead. go-cart noun another spelling of go-kart cochecito de niño go-getter noun a person with a great deal of energy, ability etc who gets what he wants emprendedor Tony’s a go-getter who is likely to go far in his career. going-over noun a study or examination repaso, inspección, revisión He gave the accounts a thorough going-over. goings-on noun plural (usually strange) happenings or behaviour/behavior tejemanejes, chanchullos, actividades sospechosas There have been some strange goings-on in that house. go-kart noun a light vehicle like a small car made of a low open frame on four small wheels that is used for racing. carrito motorizado go-karting noun karting no-go adjective (of a district etc ) which a person etc is not allowed to enter (zona) prohibida That part of the city is a no-go area for tourists. all go adjective very busy en plena actividad, sin descanso, ajetreado It’s all go in this office today. be going on (for) to be near or close to (a time, age etc) andar por He must be going on (for) eighty. be going strong to be successful, healthy etc estar en plena forma Our business/grandfather is still going strong. from the word go from the very beginning desde el principio Sheila has been very efficient at her job from the word go. get going to get started ponerse en marcha, ponerse manos a la obra, empezar If you want to finish that job on time, you’d better get going. go about phrasal verb to (begin to) work at emprender, empezar a hacer I don’t know the best way to go about the job! (of a ship) to change direction or turn around. virar go after phrasal verb to try to win perseguir, andar tras, ir en busca de He’s going after that prize. to follow or chase seguir, correr tras Go after him and apologize. go against phrasal verb to oppose or refuse to act on ir en contra de, oponerse a He went against his parents’ wishes. to be unacceptable to ir contra This goes against my conscience. go along phrasal verb to go ir I think I’ll go along to that meeting. to proceed or progress avanzar, ir haciendo, progresar Check your work as you go along. go along with phrasal verb to agree with estar de acuerdo con I’m afraid I can’t go along with you on that. go around phrasal verb (of stories, rumours/rumors etc) to be passed from one person to another correr, circular There’s a rumour/rumor going around that you are leaving. go around with phrasal verb to be friendly with andar con, ir con, frecuentar, juntarse con I don’t like the group of friends you’re going around with. go at phrasal verb to attack lanzarse sobre, atacar, arremeter contra The boys went at each other with their fists. to do with enthusiasm lanzarse a He really went at the job of painting the wall. go back phrasal verb to return to an earlier time, topic of conversation etc volver a Let’s go back for a minute to what we were talking about earlier. go back on phrasal verb to fail to do (something one has promised to do) faltar, romper, incumplir I never go back on my promises. go by phrasal verb to base an opinion on guiarse por, fundarse sobre, basarse en We can’t go by what he says. to be guided by seguir, guiarse por I always go by the instructions. go down phrasal verb (with well/badly) to be approved or disapproved of ser bien/mal acogido, ser bien/mal recibido The story went down well (with them). (of a ship) to sink hundirse The sailors were lost at sea when the ship went down. (of the sun or moon) to go below the horizon ponerse, esconderse The sun goes down at about 7 o’clock in the evening. to be remembered pasar (a la historia), quedar (para la posteridad), ser recordado His bravery will go down in history. (of places) to become less desirable volverse menos solicitado; decaer This part of town has gone down in the last twenty years. go far to be successful llegar lejos If you keep on working as hard as this, I’m sure you’ll go far. go for phrasal verb to attack physically or in words tirarse sobre, atacar The two dogs went for each other as soon as they met. go in phrasal verb (of the sun or moon) to become covered by cloud esconderse, quedar cubierto/encapotado The sun has gone in, and it’s now rather chilly. go in for phrasal verb to take part in participar, presentarse a I’m going in for the 1,000 metres race. to do (something) as a hobby, career etc dedicarse, interesarse; tomar parte en My son is going in for medicine She goes in for collecting postcards. go into phrasal verb to make a careful study of (something) estudiar en profundidad, examinar, investigar We’ll need to go into this plan in detail. to discuss in detail entrar en, discutir I don’t want to go into the problem at the moment. go off phrasal verb (of a bomb etc) to explode estallar, explosionar The little boy was injured when the firework went off in his hand. (of an alarm) to ring disparar(se), sonar When the alarm went off, the thieves ran away. to leave marchar(se), irse, partir He went off yesterday. to begin to dislike perder el gusto por I’ve gone off that game show – it’s just the same every week. to become rotten pasarse, estropearse, echarse a perder That meat has gone off. to stop working apagarse, parar(se) The fan has gone off. go on phrasal verb to continue continuar, seguir Go on reading – I won’t disturb you. to talk a great deal, usually too much hablar sin parar She goes on and on about her health. to happen pasar, suceder, ocurrir What is going on here? to base one’s investigations etc on basar(se) en, apoyarse en, fundarse en The police had very few clues to go on in their search for the murderer. go on at phrasal verb to nag at reñir, echar bulla Her mother went on at her for coming home late after the dance. go out phrasal verb to become extinguished apagarse The fire has gone out. to go to parties, concerts, meetings etc salir We don’t go out as much as we did when we were younger. to be frequently in the company of (a person, usually of the opposite sex) salir con I’ve been going out with her for months. go over phrasal verb to study or examine carefully examinar, estudiar detenidamente, revisar I want to go over the work you have done before you do any more. to repeat (a story etc) repetir, repasar I’ll go over the whole lesson again. to list enumerar, recapitular He went over all her faults. (of plays, behaviour/behavior etc) to be received (well or badly) tener buena/mala acogida, ser bien/mal recibido The play didn’t go over at all well the first night. go round phrasal verb to be enough for everyone llegar para todos, haber suficiente para todos Is there enough food to go round? go slow (of workers in a factory etc ) to work less quickly than usual, eg as a form of protest huelga de celo The workers are threatening to go slow if they are not awarded a pay rise. go steady to have a close friendly relationship with someone of the opposite sex tener una relación de pareja, ser novio de alguien My girlfriend and I have been going steady for a year. go through phrasal verb to search in registrar, rebuscar I’ve gone through all my pockets, but I still can’t find my key. to suffer pasar por, sufrir You have no idea what I went through to get this finished in time. to use up gastar We went through a lot of money on holiday. to complete cumplir You have to go through certain formalities to get a visa. to be completed concluirse, hacerse After long hours of negotiations, the deal went through. go through with phrasal verb to finish doing llevar a cabo I will go through with this in spite of what you say. go too far to do something which is so bad as to be unacceptable ir demasiado lejos, pasarse, pasarse de la raya Some of his jokes went too far and offended people. go towards phrasal verb to help to buy etc ser destinado a The money we collect will go towards a charity. go up phrasal verb to increase in size, value etc subir, aumentar The temperature/price has gone up. to be built construirse There are office blocks going up all over town. go up in smoke/flames to catch fire; to be destroyed or damaged by fire etc estallar en llamas The building across the street went up in flames. go with phrasal verb to be sold with, be part of etc ir con, estar incluido en The carpets will go with the house. to look etc well with ir bien con, hacer juego con, combinar con The carpet goes with the wallpaper. go without phrasal verb to manage without pasarse sin, prescindir de If you can’t afford a new dress, you’ll have to go without (one). keep going to continue doing what one is doing; to survive seguir adelante, no parar, continuar The snow was falling heavily, but we had to keep going Business is bad at the moment, but we’ll manage to keep going. make a go (of something) to make a success (of something) conseguir algo, tener éxito en algo He has never owned a shop before, but I think he’ll make a go of it. on the go very busy or active ocupado, atareado, activo, que no para He’s always on the go, from morning to night.
(Definition of go from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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