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“go for sb” in British English

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go for sb

phrasal verb with go uk /ɡəʊ/ us /ɡoʊ/ verb present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone

UK to attack someone:

Their dog had to be put to sleep after it went for the postwoman.

(Definition of “go for sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)