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British pronunciation/ɡˈə‌ʊ/
American pronunciation/ˈɡoʊ/
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to travel or move from one location to another

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to stretch out, lead, or extend toward a specific direction or place

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The road goes north from here.
The hallway goes to the kitchen on the left and the bedrooms on the right.
Where does this hiking trail go?
The riverbank goes for miles, providing a picturesque view from his property.
This path goes to the beach, and the other one leads to the forest.
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to move over a particular distance

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They went a great distance to visit the historical landmark on their vacation.
On their cycling tour, they went many miles each day, enjoying the landscapes along the way.
During our road trip, we went more than a hundred miles before stopping for lunch.
The family planned to go several hundred miles to reach their vacation destination.
1.3

to move or travel in order to do something specific

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Go buy some groceries from the store.
Before dinner, go and walk the dog in the park.
I have to go and visit the doctor for my annual check-up.
I'll go fetch the mail while you finish preparing dinner.
He needs to go pick up his sister from the airport.
1.4

to attend or visit somewhere with a specific purpose in mind

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He goes to the barber every month.
She always goes to the yoga studio after work.
They decided to go to the theater this Sunday.
They decided to go to the concert on Saturday night.
Let's go to the bank and deposit the check.
1.5

to view a specific page or website

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For a detailed map of the fantasy world, go to the appendix of the epic novel.
To learn about the historical context, go to the introduction section of the history book.
If you're interested in the recipe, go to page 56 in the cookbook.
He went to the news website to stay informed about current events.
To participate in the survey, go to the website and fill out the form.
1.6

to be passed or sent to a particular person or place

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The email went to every employee in the company.
The announcement will go to all members of the mailing list.
Important updates will go directly to your registered email address.
All invoices should go to the finance department for processing.
Make sure this memo goes to all managers in the department.
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(of a device or machine) to work as expected

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to lose functionality, strength, or effectiveness, often due to prolonged use or age

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The engine in the lawnmower went, and now it won't start.
The colors in the painting have gone over time, losing their vibrancy.
My old phone is starting to go.
Over the years, the joints in the old bridge began to go, requiring extensive repairs.
2.2

to contribute evidence, support, or confirmation to a statement or idea

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The success of the project goes to prove the effectiveness of the team's collaboration.
The data and experiments all go to validate the scientist's hypothesis.
The positive feedback from customers goes to show the quality of our service.
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to leave or depart from somewhere

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to leave somewhere in order to do a specific thing

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(of time) to pass

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Time goes swiftly when you're having fun with friends.
Hasn't the time gone quickly since we started the project?
The day seemed to go so slowly when I was waiting for the results.
Half an hour went past while we were engrossed in the conversation.
Only a couple of days to go until the release of the much-anticipated movie.
3.3

to leave an organization or a job

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Pack up your things and go.
If Marry goes, who will take her place as the team leader?
After the restructuring, some employees may be asked to go as part of the downsizing process.
Despite the challenges, he chose to go and explore opportunities in a different industry.
It'll be sad for all of us to see you go, Jamie.
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to end or stop existing

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to no longer be alive

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After a long illness, she peacefully went in her sleep.
Sadly, our beloved pet dog has gone, leaving a void in our hearts.
4.2

to be stolen or lost

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She put her purse on the restaurant chair, and when she looked again, it was gone.
I left my bag on the beach, and when I returned, it had gone.
The package was on the porch, but it had gone when I went to retrieve it.
The package was on the porch, but it had gone when I went to retrieve it.
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(of money) to be spent or used for something

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to offer to pay or accept a specific amount of money for something

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I'll go as far as £500 for the painting, but not beyond that price.
I'll go to $1,000, but that's my limit for bidding on the artwork.
The buyer is willing to go to 2,500 for the antique furniture piece.
During the auction, I'll go as high as $100, but not over that amount for the rare collectible.
The car dealership is willing to go as low as $10,000 for the used vehicle.
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to have a proper or usual place

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to fit into a specific place or space because there is enough room

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I'm not sure if the new furniture will go in the living room.
She attempted to fit the key into the lock, but it wouldn't go.
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(dummy verb) to perform an action that is specified by a noun

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to progress in a particular way

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The business meeting went smoothly.
The negotiations are going positively, and an agreement is within reach.
How did your presentation go?
Despite the initial setbacks, the project is going smoothly now.
The concert went better than expected, with the audience cheering for an encore.
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to change into a specific state, particularly one that is not desirable

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The milk went sour after being left out too long.
The kids went crazy when they saw the magician perform his incredible tricks.
As she entered her senior years, her once dark hair started to go gray at the temples.
He started to go bald in his early thirties, and now he shaves his head.
Despite years of operation, the once-thriving company has gone bankrupt.
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to produce a specific sound

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to make a certain sound as a warning or signal

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The referee's whistle went, bringing an end to the intense soccer match.
In the fire drill, the alarm will go to simulate an emergency situation.
When the elevator reaches your floor, a gentle ding will go to announce its arrival.
When the timer reaches zero, the alarm will go, alerting us to the cooking completion.
As the traffic light turned green, the buzzer went, allowing pedestrians to cross.
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(of a song, poem, verse, etc.) to consist of a specific content or wording

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to say, especially used when one is orally narrating something

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Confused about the instructions, I go, 'Could you explain that again?'
When questioned about the incident, he just goes, 'It's a long story.'
I asked him about the delay, and he went, 'There was unexpected traffic on the way.'
I inquired about his plans, and he goes, 'I'm thinking of taking a road trip.'
Curious about the peculiar noise, I asked, and he went, 'It's just the old plumbing.'
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to start doing something

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to use one's turn in a game

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The referee announces whose turn it is to go next in the strategic board game.
The player carefully considers their options before deciding which card to play when it's their turn to go.
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to use a toilet, especially to discharge waste from one's body

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to discard or remove something or someone, often because it is no longer needed or wanted

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to able to be obtained or used

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to travel or move in a specific manner or direction

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(of a sense or mental ability) to become weaker over time, often due to age or other factors

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to complement each other when combined or placed together, especially in terms of colors, styles, or elements

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to perform a specific movement, often with a part of the body

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to be sold or offered for sale

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(with reference to contests, elections, decisions, etc.) to result in a certain way

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to be or live in a particular state or condition

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to spend a specific duration of time in a particular manner or condition

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to break or collapse under pressure or force

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to actively involve oneself in something

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to have a specific weight

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to place a bet or wager on a particular outcome

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to endure a challenging or unpleasant situation

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to be able to afford something

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to desire or enjoy a particular item or activity

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to participate in outdoor activities

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an ancient two-player strategy board game that originated in China over 2,500 years ago

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an attempt in doing something

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street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine

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a turn or opportunity to perform an action in a game or activity

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functioning correctly and ready for action

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Does this train go to the airport?
Are you going to Paris for the summer vacation?
They have to go to New York for a crucial meeting with clients.
He went into the kitchen to prepare dinner for the family.
Wouldn't it be more convenient to go by bus?
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