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Spanish translation of “go”


verb /ɡəu/ (3rd person singular present tense goes, past tense went /went/, past participle gone /ɡon/)
to walk, travel, move etc
He is going across the field Go straight ahead When did he go out?
to be sent, passed on etc 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 This wall will have to go. to proceed, be done The meeting went very well. to move away I think it is time you were going. to disappear 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 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 These apples have gone bad. to be Many people in the world regularly go hungry. to be put Spoons go in that drawer. to pass
valer, estar permitido, ser aceptable
Time goes quickly when you are enjoying yourself.
to be used
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 She always makes a party go. going noun an act of leaving, moving away etc the comings and goings of the people in the street. the conditions under which something is done Walking was heavy going because of all the mud. go-ahead adjective successful and progressive His firm is very go-ahead. go-getter noun a person with a great deal of energy, ability etc who gets what he wants. Tony’s a go-getter who is likely to go far in his career. going-over noun a study or examination He gave the accounts a thorough going-over. goings-on noun plural (usually strange) happenings or behaviour.
tejemanejes, chanchullos, actividades sospechosas
There have been some strange goings-on in that house.
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.
give the go-by to ignore in an unfriendly way
pasar por alto, no hacer caso, hacer caso omiso de
I think we’ll give all his stupid suggestions the go-by.
go about 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.
go after 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 to oppose or refuse to act on
ir en contra de, oponerse a
A child should never go against his parentswishes.
to be unacceptable to
ir contra
This goes against my conscience.
go along to go
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 to agree with
estar de acuerdo con
I’m afraid I can’t go along with you on that.
go around (of stories, rumours etc) to be passed from one person to another There’s a rumour going around that you are leaving. go around with 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 to attack
lanzarse sobre, atacar, arremeter contra
The boys went at each other with their fists.
to do with enthusiasm He really went at the job of painting the wall.
go back to return to an earlier time, topic of conversation etc Let’s go back for a minute to what we were talking about earlier. go back on to fail to do (something one has promised to do) I never go back on my promises. go by 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 (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 The sailors were lost at sea when the ship went down. (of the sun or moon) to go below the horizon. 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 If you keep on working as hard as this, I’m sure you’ll go far. go for to attack physically or in words
tirarse sobre, atacar
The two dogs went for each other as soon as they met.
go in (of the sun or moon) to become covered by cloud. The sun has gone in, and it’s now rather chilly. go in for to take part in I’m going in for the 1,000 metres race. to do (something) as a hobby, career etc My son is going in for medicine She goes in for collecting postcards. go into to make a careful study of (something) We’ll need to go into this plan in detail. to discuss in detail I don’t want to go into the problems at the moment. go off (of a bomb etc) to explode 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 That meat has gone off. to stop working
apagarse, parar(se)
The fan has gone off.
go on to continue Go on reading – I won’t disturb you. to talk a great deal, usually too much She goes on and on about her health. to happen 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 to nag at
reñir, echar bulla
Her mother went on at her for coming home late after the dance.
go out to become extinguished The lire has gone out. to go to parties, concerts, meetings etc 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 to study or examine carefully I want to go over the work you have done before you do any more. to repeat (a story etc) I’ll go over the whole lesson again. to list He went over all her faults. (of plays, behaviour 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 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. 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 to search in I’ve gone through all my pockets, but I still can’t find my key. to suffer You have no idea what I went through to get this finished in time. to use up We went through a lot of money on holiday. to complete You have to go through certain formalities to get a visa. to be completed After long hours of negotiations, the deal went through. go through with to finish doing 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. Some of his jokes went too far and offended people. go towards to help to buy etc
ser destinado a
The money we collect will go towards a charity.
go up to increase in size, value etc The temperature/price has gone up. to be built 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 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 to manage without 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 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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