Definitions for gogoʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gogoʊ(v.)went, gone, go•ing

  1. (v.i.)to move or proceed, esp. to or from something:

    to go home.

  2. to leave a place; depart:

    Go Away!

  3. to keep or be in motion; function or operate:

    The engine is going now.

  4. to become as specified:

    to go mad.

  5. to continue in a certain state or condition; be habitually:

    to go barefoot.

  6. to act as specified:

    Go warily.

  7. to act so as to come into a certain state or condition:

    to go to sleep.

  8. to be known:

    to go by a false name.

  9. to reach or give access to:

    This door goes outside.

  10. to pass or elapse:

    The time went fast.

  11. to be applied, allotted, etc., to a particular recipient or purpose:

    My money goes for food and rent.

  12. to be sold:

    The house went for very little.

  13. to be considered generally or usually:

    He's tall, as jockeys go.

  14. to conduce or tend:

    This only goes to prove the point.

  15. to result or end:

    How did the game go?

  16. to belong; have a place:

    This book goes here.

  17. (of colors, styles, etc.) to harmonize; be compatible; be suited.

  18. to fit or extend:

    This belt won't go around my waist.

  19. to be or become consumed, finished, etc.:

    The cake went fast.

  20. to be or become discarded, dismissed, etc.:

    Those puns of yours have got to go!

  21. to develop or proceed, esp. with reference to success or satisfaction:

    How is your new job going?

  22. to move or proceed with remarkable speed or energy:

    Look at that airplane go!

  23. to make a certain sound:

    The gun goes bang.

  24. to be phrased, written, or composed:

    How does that song go?

  25. to seek or have recourse; resort:

    to go to court.

  26. to become worn-out, weakened, etc.

  27. to die.

  28. to fail or give way:

    The dike might go any minute.

  29. to come into action; begin:

    Go when you hear the bell.

  30. to make up a quantity or content:

    Sixteen ounces go to the pound.

  31. to be or be able to be divided:

    Three goes into fifteen five times.

    Category: Math

  32. to contribute to an end result:

    the items that go to make up the total.

  33. to have as one's goal; intend (usu. fol. by an infinitive):

    Their daughter is going to be a doctor.

  34. to be permitted, approved, or the like:

    Around here, anything goes.

  35. to be authoritative; be the final word:

    Whatever I say goes!

  36. to subject oneself:

    Don't go to any trouble.

  37. proceed (used as an intensifier):

    Go figure that out.

  38. Informal. to urinate or defecate.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  39. (v.t.)to move or proceed with or according to:

    Going my way?

  40. to share or participate in to the extent of:

    to go halves.

  41. Informal. to risk, pay, afford, bet, or bid:

    I'll go fifty dollars for a ticket.

    Category: Informal

  42. to yield, weigh, or grow to:

    This field will go two bales of cotton.

  43. to assume the obligation or function of:

    His father went bail for him.

  44. Informal. to say; remark (usu. used in recounting a conversation).

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  45. Informal. to endure or tolerate:

    I can't go his preaching.

    Category: Informal

  46. go about, to occupy oneself with; perform. to change course at sea by tacking or wearing.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Navy

  47. go after, to attempt to obtain; strive for.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  48. go against, to be in conflict with or opposed to.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  49. go ahead, to proceed without hesitation or delay.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  50. go along, to agree; concur.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  51. go around, to be often in company. to be sufficient for all. to pass or circulate:

    A rumor is going around.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  52. go at, to assault; attack. to begin or proceed vigorously.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  53. go by, to pass: to be guided by.

    Don't let this chance go by.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  54. go down, to decrease or subside, as in amount or size. to descend or sink. to suffer defeat. to be accepted or believed. to be remembered in history or by posterity. Slang. to happen; occur: What's been going down since I've been away? Brit. to leave a university, permanently or at the end of a term.

    Category: Verb Phrase, British, Education

  55. go down on,Vulgar Slang. to perform fellatio or cunnilingus on.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  56. go for, to make an attempt at; try for: to assault. to favor; like. to be used for the purpose of or be a substitute for:

    to go for a win.

    material that goes for silk.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  57. go in for, to adopt as one's particular interest; occupy oneself with.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  58. go into, to discuss or investigate. to undertake as one's study or work.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  59. go in with, to join in a partnership or union; combine with.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  60. go off, to explode. (of what has been expected or planned) to happen. to leave, esp. suddenly.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  61. go on, to happen or take place. to continue: to behave; act. to talk effusively; chatter. (used to express disbelief): to appear onstage in a theatrical performance.

    Go on working.

    Go on, you're kidding me.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Showbiz

  62. go out, to cease or fail to function: to participate in social activities. to take part in a strike.

    The lights went out.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  63. go over, to repeat; review. to be effective or successful: to examine. to read; scan.

    The proposal didn't go over.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  64. go through, to bear; experience. to examine or search carefully. to be accepted or approved. to use up; spend completely.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  65. go through with, to persevere with to the end; bring to completion.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  66. go under, to fail. (of a ship) to founder.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Navy

  67. go up, to be in the process of construction, as a building. to increase in cost, value, etc. Brit. to go to a university at the beginning of a term.

    Category: British, Verb Phrase, Education

  68. (n.)the act of going.

  69. energy or spirit:

    She's got a lot of go.

  70. a try at something; attempt:

    to have a go at the puzzle.

  71. a successful accomplishment; success.

  72. Informal. approval or permission, as to undertake something.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  73. a boxing bout:

    the main go.

    Category: Sport

  74. (adj.)(esp. in aerospace) functioning properly; ready:

    All systems are go.

    Category: Aerospace

Idioms for go:

  1. from the word go,from the very start.

    Category: Idiom

  2. go all out,to expend the greatest possible effort.

    Category: Idiom

  3. go it alone,to act or proceed independently.

    Category: Idiom

  4. go (out) with,Informal. to keep company with; court; date.

    Category: Idiom

  5. go to it,to begin vigorously and at once.

    Category: Idiom

  6. let go, to free; release (sometimes fol. by of). to cease to employ; dismiss. to abandon one's inhibitions. to dismiss; forget; discard.

    Category: Idiom

  7. let oneself go,to free oneself of inhibitions or restraint.

    Category: Idiom

  8. no go, Informal. futile; useless. canceled or aborted.

    Category: Idiom

  9. on the go, very busy; active. while traveling.

    Category: Idiom

  10. to go,for consumption off the premises where sold:

    pizza to go.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of go:

bef. 900; ME gon, OE gān, c. OS -gān, OHG gēn


  1. a Japanese board game for two in which black and white stones are placed on intersecting lines in such a way as to capture the opponent's stones and thereby control the board.

    Category: Games

    Ref: Also called I-go.

Origin of go:

1885–90; < Japn


  1. Gothic.

    Category: Peoples


or g.o.

  1. general office.

  2. general order.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. go, spell, tour, turn(noun)

    a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)

    "it's my go"; "a spell of work"

  2. Adam, ecstasy, XTC, go, disco biscuit, cristal, X, hug drug(noun)

    street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine

  3. crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offer(noun)

    a usually brief attempt

    "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"

  4. go, go game(adj)

    a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; the object is to surround and so capture the opponent's counters

  5. go(verb)

    functioning correctly and ready for action

    "all systems are go"

  6. travel, go, move, locomote(verb)

    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

    "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"

  7. go, proceed, move(verb)

    follow a procedure or take a course

    "We should go farther in this matter"; "She went through a lot of trouble"; "go about the world in a certain manner"; "Messages must go through diplomatic channels"

  8. go, go away, depart(verb)

    move away from a place into another direction

    "Go away before I start to cry"; "The train departs at noon"

  9. become, go, get(verb)

    enter or assume a certain state or condition

    "He became annoyed when he heard the bad news"; "It must be getting more serious"; "her face went red with anger"; "She went into ecstasy"; "Get going!"

  10. go(verb)

    be awarded; be allotted

    "The first prize goes to Mary"; "Her money went on clothes"

  11. run, go(verb)

    have a particular form

    "the story or argument runs as follows"; "as the saying goes..."

  12. run, go, pass, lead, extend(verb)

    stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point

    "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn't go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets"

  13. proceed, go(verb)

    follow a certain course

    "The inauguration went well"; "how did your interview go?"

  14. go(verb)

    be abolished or discarded

    "These ugly billboards have to go!"; "These luxuries all had to go under the Khmer Rouge"

  15. go(verb)

    be or continue to be in a certain condition

    "The children went hungry that day"

  16. sound, go(verb)

    make a certain noise or sound

    "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"

  17. function, work, operate, go, run(verb)

    perform as expected when applied

    "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"

  18. run low, run short, go(verb)

    to be spent or finished

    "The money had gone after a few days"; "Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest"

  19. move, go, run(verb)

    progress by being changed

    "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"

  20. survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out(verb)

    continue to live through hardship or adversity

    "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"; "how long can a person last without food and water?"

  21. go(verb)

    pass, fare, or elapse; of a certain state of affairs or action

    "How is it going?"; "The day went well until I got your call"

  22. die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it(verb)

    pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

    "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"

  23. belong, go(verb)

    be in the right place or situation

    "Where do these books belong?"; "Let's put health care where it belongs--under the control of the government"; "Where do these books go?"

  24. go(verb)

    be ranked or compare

    "This violinist is as good as Juilliard-trained violinists go"

  25. start, go, get going(verb)

    begin or set in motion

    "I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go!"

  26. move, go(verb)

    have a turn; make one's move in a game

    "Can I go now?"

  27. go(verb)

    be contained in

    "How many times does 18 go into 54?"

  28. go(verb)

    be sounded, played, or expressed

    "How does this song go again?"

  29. blend, go, blend in(verb)

    blend or harmonize

    "This flavor will blend with those in your dish"; "This sofa won't go with the chairs"

  30. go, lead(verb)

    lead, extend, or afford access

    "This door goes to the basement"; "The road runs South"

  31. fit, go(verb)

    be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired

    "This piece won't fit into the puzzle"

  32. rifle, go(verb)

    go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way

    "Who rifled through my desk drawers?"

  33. go(verb)

    be spent

    "All my money went for food and rent"

  34. plump, go(verb)

    give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number

    "I plumped for the losing candidates"

  35. fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break down(verb)

    stop operating or functioning

    "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. go(verb)ʊ

    to move or travel somewhere

    I'm going to the store.; They went to Jamaica on vacation.; The snake went into the bushes.; We went to see a movie yesterday.; You're going too slow!; I want to go home.

  2. goʊ

    used to tell sb to do sth

    Go and see who's at the door.; Go get your pajamas on.

  3. goʊ

    indicates a type of travel

    to go on a cruise/vacation/trip etc.

  4. goʊ

    to leave

    It's time to go.; I have to go at 5:00.

  5. goʊ

    to do an activity

  6. goʊ

    to visit or attend

    What school/church do you go to?; He got hurt and had to go to the hospital.

  7. goʊ

    to lead to

    This road goes to Martinsville.; a path going down the mountain

  8. goʊ

    to happen or be done in a particular way

    The planning for the wedding went very well.

  9. goʊ

    used to ask sb about their life at the current time

    Hi Jen, how's it going?

  10. goʊ

    (of an object) to belong somewhere

    Where does this box go?

  11. goʊ

    to be sent

    The email went to the entire company.

  12. goʊ

    to change state, often to become worse

    I went to sleep at 11:00.; to go crazy/bankrupt/bald/deaf etc.

  13. goʊ

    indicates what sb said

    Josh went, "Ewww, that's gross!"

  14. goʊ

    to make a particular sound or movement

    The thunder went "boom."; Then the car went like this and flipped over.

  15. goʊ

    (of a song or story) to have particular words

    How does that joke go?

  16. goʊ

    (of a supply) to be used or spent

    A lot of the money went to charity.; The food was going fast.

  17. goʊ

    to start or continue doing sth

    We're ready to go.; The camel can go for days without drinking.

  18. goʊ

    to stop or disappear

    Suddenly the pain went, and I was fine.

  19. goʊ

    to stop working

    His brakes went, and he ran into the back of us.

  20. goʊ

    to die

    When I go, I don't want a fancy funeral.

  21. goʊ

    (of time) to pass

    The summer has gone so quickly.

  22. goʊ

    to use the toilet

    Do you need to go?

  23. goʊ

    indicates what will happen or what sb will do

    It's going to rain tomorrow.; I'm going to scream.

  24. goʊ

    to have many/no advantages to help you succeed

    You have a lot going for you. Don't give up!

  25. goʊ

    left to be done

    I've read two - I only have one more to go.

  26. goʊ

    (of restaurant food) to be taken away to be eaten

    "I'd like a cheeseburger and fries to go, please."

  27. go(noun)ʊ

    sb's turn

    It's your go.

  28. goʊ

    a try

    Give it another go.

  29. goʊ

    doing things without stopping; = busy

    I've been on the go since breakfast.

  30. goʊ

    to angrily criticize

    He had a go at me for forgetting the contract.

  31. goʊ

    to try

    Let me have a go!

  32. goʊ

    to try to achieve success

    It won't be easy to sell these cars at first, but we're going to make a go of it.


  1. go(Noun)

    A board game, originally from China, played in East Asia, mostly in China, Japan, and Korea.

  2. Go(ProperNoun)

    A board game played for over 2000 years. It is played with 181 black stones and 180 white ones, typically on a board of squares 19 squares wide and 19 deep.

  3. Go(ProperNoun)

    A compiled, garbage-collected, concurrent programming language developed by .

  4. Origin: From gon, from gan, from gānan, from ǵʰēh₁-. Cognate with ga, gean, gaan, gehen, gå. Compare also Albanian nngaj, Ancient Greek κιχάνω, Avestan , Sanskrit ). Inherited past tense forms (compare eode), however, have since the 15th century been replaced by forms from wendan 'to go, depart, wend'; this process is called suppletion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Go


  2. Go(verb)

    to pass from one place to another; to be in motion; to be in a state not motionless or at rest; to proceed; to advance; to make progress; -- used, in various applications, of the movement of both animate and inanimate beings, by whatever means, and also of the movements of the mind; also figuratively applied

  3. Go(verb)

    to move upon the feet, or step by step; to walk; also, to walk step by step, or leisurely

  4. Go(verb)

    to be passed on fron one to another; to pass; to circulate; hence, with for, to have currency; to be taken, accepted, or regarded

  5. Go(verb)

    to proceed or happen in a given manner; to fare; to move on or be carried on; to have course; to come to an issue or result; to succeed; to turn out

  6. Go(verb)

    to proceed or tend toward a result, consequence, or product; to tend; to conduce; to be an ingredient; to avail; to apply; to contribute; -- often with the infinitive; as, this goes to show

  7. Go(verb)

    to apply one's self; to set one's self; to undertake

  8. Go(verb)

    to proceed by a mental operation; to pass in mind or by an act of the memory or imagination; -- generally with over or through

  9. Go(verb)

    to be with young; to be pregnant; to gestate

  10. Go(verb)

    to move from the person speaking, or from the point whence the action is contemplated; to pass away; to leave; to depart; -- in opposition to stay and come

  11. Go(verb)

    to pass away; to depart forever; to be lost or ruined; to perish; to decline; to decease; to die

  12. Go(verb)

    to reach; to extend; to lead; as, a line goes across the street; his land goes to the river; this road goes to New York

  13. Go(verb)

    to have recourse; to resort; as, to go to law

  14. Go(verb)

    to take, as a share in an enterprise; to undertake or become responsible for; to bear a part in

  15. Go(verb)

    to bet or wager; as, I'll go you a shilling

  16. Go(noun)

    act; working; operation

  17. Go(noun)

    a circumstance or occurrence; an incident

  18. Go(noun)

    the fashion or mode; as, quite the go

  19. Go(noun)

    noisy merriment; as, a high go

  20. Go(noun)

    a glass of spirits

  21. Go(noun)

    power of going or doing; energy; vitality; perseverance; push; as, there is no go in him

  22. Go(noun)

    that condition in the course of the game when a player can not lay down a card which will not carry the aggregate count above thirty-one


  1. Go

    Go is a board game for two players that originated in China more than 2,500 years ago. The game is noted for being rich in strategy despite its relatively simple rules. According to chess master Emanuel Lasker: "The rules of Go are so elegant, organic, and rigorously logical that if intelligent life forms exist elsewhere in the universe, they almost certainly play Go." The two players alternately place black and white playing pieces, called "stones", on the vacant intersections of a grid of 19×19 lines. The object of the game is to use one's stones to surround a larger total area of the board than the opponent. Once placed on the board, stones may not be moved, but stones are removed from the board if captured; this is done by surrounding an opposing stone or group of stones by occupying all orthogonally-adjacent points. Players continue in this fashion until neither player wishes to make another move; the game has no set ending conditions. When a game concludes, the controlled points are counted along with captured stones to determine who has more points. Games may also be won by resignation.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'go' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #128

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'go' in Written Corpus Frequency: #62

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'go' in Nouns Frequency: #1749

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'go' in Verbs Frequency: #10

Anagrams of go

  1. Og

Translations for go

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an attempt

I'm not sure how to do it, but I'll have a go.

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