Definition of go public in English:

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go public

1Become a public company: the company’s share price has nearly quadrupled since it went public
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  • And not only are more money-losing companies going public, initial valuations can be distinctly frothy.
  • For others, it means going public and answering to shareholders.
  • There is the potential to grow rapidly, and if you do, getting bought out or going public are distinct possibilities.
2Reveal details about a previously private concern: Bates went public with the news at a press conference
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  • Over the past few days, since I went public with my complaints concerning the casino, I have been swamped with phone calls regarding the actions I took.
  • Coalition MPs were briefed at a special meeting called just before the Prime Minister went public with his plans to strengthen counter-terrorism laws.
  • And people are wondering why I went public with this!
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