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American English: /ˈɡɔnər/
British English: /ˈɡɒnə/


  • [slang]if you move, you're a goner
    si te mueves, eres hombre muerto [colloquial]
    the car's a goner
    el coche está en las últimas [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Just when she thought she was a goner, someone had saved her from yet another bullet wound.
    • ‘If it had happened at night, we would have all been goners,’ he said.
    • My goodness me, one more boat load and we were goners!

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