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Synonyms of go in English:


  • 1 he's gone into town
    move, proceed, make one's way, advance, progress, pass;
    walk, travel, journey
    literary betake oneself
  • 2 the road goes to Michigan Avenue
    extend, stretch, reach;
  • 3 the money will go to charity
    be given, be donated, be granted, be presented, be awarded;
    be devoted;
    be handed (over)
  • 4 it's time to go
    leave, depart, go away, withdraw, absent oneself, make an exit, exit;
    set off, start out, get underway, be on one's way;
    decamp, retreat, retire, make off, clear out, run off, run away, flee, make a move
    informal make tracks, push off, beat it, take off, skedaddle, scram, split, scoot
    [Antonyms] arrive, come
  • 5 how quickly the years go by
    pass, elapse, slip by/past, roll by/past, tick away;
    fly by/past
  • 6 a golden age that has gone for good
    disappear, vanish, be no more, cease to exist, come to an end, be over, run its course, fade away;
    finish, end, cease
    [Antonyms] return
  • 7 when your money is gone, you'll come crawling back
    be used up, be spent, be exhausted, be consumed, be drained, be depleted
  • 8 I'd like to see my grandchildren before I go
    die, pass away, pass on, lose one's life, expire, breathe one's last, perish, go to meet one's maker
  • 9 the bridge went suddenly
    collapse, give way, fall down, cave in, crumble, disintegrate
  • 10 his hair had gone gray
  • 11 he heard the bell go
    make a sound, sound, reverberate, resound;
    ring, chime, peal, toll, clang
  • 12 everything went well
    turn out, work out, develop, come out;
    result, end (up)
    informal pan out
  • 13 those colors don't go
    match, be harmonious, harmonize, blend, be suited, be complementary, coordinate, be compatible
    [Antonyms] clash
  • 14 my car won't go
  • 15 where does the cutlery go?
    belong, be kept
  • 16 this all goes to prove my point
    contribute, help, serve;
    incline, tend
  • noun

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  • 1 her second go
    informal shot, stab, crack, bash, whirl, whack
    formal essay
  • 2 he has plenty of go in him
    energy, vigor, vitality, life, liveliness, spirit, verve, enthusiasm, zest, vibrancy, sparkle;
    stamina, dynamism, drive, push, determination
  • Phrases

    go about
    Ruth went about with her housework
    set about, begin, embark on, start, commence, address oneself to, get down to, get to work on, get going on, undertake;
    approach, tackle, attack
    informal get cracking on/with
    go along with
    I'm willing to go along with that idea
    agree to/with, fall in with, comply with, cooperate with, acquiesce in, assent to, follow;
    submit to, yield to, defer to
    go around
  • 1.1 the wheels were going around
  • 2.1 a nasty rumor is going around
    be spread, be circulated, be put about, circulate, be broadcast
  • go back on
    she went back on her promise
    renege on, break, fail to honor, default on, repudiate, retract;
    do an about-face
    informal cop out (of)
    go by
    we have to go by his decision
    obey, abide by, comply with, keep to, conform to, follow, heed, defer to, respect
    go down
  • 1.1 the ship went down
    sink, founder, go under
  • 2.1 interest rates are going down
    decrease, get lower, fall, drop, decline;
    plummet, plunge, slump
  • 3.1 informal they went down in the first round
    lose, be beaten, be defeated
  • 4.1 his name will go down in history
    be remembered, be recorded, be commemorated, be immortalized
  • go far
    stick with your aunts' company and you'll go far
    be successful, succeed, be a success, do well, get on, get somewhere, get ahead, make good
    go for
  • 1.1 I went for the tuna
    choose, pick, opt for, select, decide on, settle on
  • 2.1 the dog went for her
    attack, assault, hit, strike, beat up, assail, set upon, rush at, lash out at
    informal lay into, rough up, have a go at, beat up on
  • 3.1 she goes for younger men
    be attracted to, like, fancy;
    prefer, favor, choose
  • go in for
    until I got to San Juan, I'd never gone in for water sports
    take part in, participate in, engage in, get involved in, join in, enter into, undertake;
    practice, pursue;
    espouse, adopt, embrace
    go into
    you should have gone into the subject more thoroughly
    consider, review, analyze
    go off
    the bomb went off
    go on
  • 1.1 the lecture went on for hours
    last, continue, carry on, run on, proceed;
  • 2.1 she went on about her cruise
    talk at length, ramble, rattle on, chatter, prattle, blather, twitter
    informal gab, yak, yabber, yatter, run off at the mouth, mouth off
  • 3.1 I'm not sure what went on
    informal go down
    literary come to pass, betide
  • go out
  • 1.1 the lights went out
    be turned off, be extinguished;
    stop burning
  • 2.1 he's going out with Kate
    see, date, take out, be someone's boyfriend/girlfriend, be involved with
    informal go steady with, go with
    dated court, woo, step out with
  • go over
  • 1.1 go over the figures
    examine, study, scrutinize, inspect, look at/over, scan, check;
    analyze, appraise, review
  • 2.1 we are going over our lines
    rehearse, practice, read through, run through
  • go through
  • 1.1 the terrible things she has gone through
    undergo, experience, face, suffer, be subjected to, live through, endure, brave, bear, tolerate, withstand, put up with, cope with, weather
  • 2.1 she went through hundreds of dollars
    spend, use up, run through, get through, expend, deplete, burn up;
    waste, squander, fritter away
  • 3.1 she went through Sue's bag
    search, look through, hunt through, rummage in/through, rifle through
  • 4.1 I have to go through the report
    examine, study, scrutinize, inspect, look over, scan, check;
    analyze, appraise, review
  • 5.1 the deal has gone through
    be completed, be concluded, be brought off;
    be approved, be signed, be rubber-stamped, be given the green light
  • go under
    another local restaurant has gone under
    go bankrupt, be shut (down), go into receivership, go into liquidation, become insolvent, be liquidated, cease trading;
    informal go broke, go belly up, fold
    go without
  • 1.1 I went without breakfast
    abstain from, refrain from, forgo, do without, deny oneself
  • 2.1 the children did not go without
    be deprived, be in want, go short, go hungry, be in need
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