Definitions for go for

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apply, hold, go for(verb)

    be pertinent or relevant or applicable

    "The same laws apply to you!"; "This theory holds for all irrational numbers"; "The same rules go for everyone"

  2. accept, consent, go for(verb)

    give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to

    "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution"

  3. hope, go for(verb)

    intend with some possibility of fulfilment

    "I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening"

  4. fancy, go for, take to(verb)

    have a fancy or particular liking or desire for

    "She fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler's window"

  5. try for, go for(verb)

    make an attempt at achieving something

    "She tried for the Olympics"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. go for(verb)ʊ

    to put effort into achieving

    I decided to go for the job.; The team is really going for it tonight.

  2. go forʊ

    used to encourage sb

    Go for it - I know you can do it!

  3. go forʊ

    to be sold for a particular amount

    a painting going for $3 million

  4. go forʊ

    to attack sb

    Then one of the dogs went for him.

  5. go forʊ

    to apply to

    No more candy - and that goes for you too, Annie!

  6. go forʊ

    to like or choose

    I don't usually go for skinny women.


  1. go for(Verb)

    To try for, to attempt to reach.

  2. go for(Verb)

    To undertake (an action).

  3. go for(Verb)

    To attack.

  4. go for(Verb)

    To develop a strong interest in, especially in a sudden manner; to be infatuated with.

  5. go for(Verb)

    To favor, accept.

  6. go for(Verb)

    To apply equally to.

  7. go for(Verb)

    To go somewhere in order to do or to experience.

  8. go for(Verb)

    To cost (a stated price).

  9. go for(Verb)

    To endure, sustain, or spend (time).

Translations for go for

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

go for

to attack physically or in words

The two dogs went for each other as soon as they met.

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