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1. Multiple meanings of GO

Go (v): to attend: She went to Yale. They only go to church on Christmas. Go (v): to proceed (often in a specified manner, indicating the perceived quality of an event or state): "How are things going?" "Not bad, thanks."; I certainly won't mention it to Ben, and will go carefully if he mentions it to me. Go (v): to extend (from one point in time or space to another): This fence goes all the way for about 3 kilometers up to the state border. Go (v): to lead (to a place); to give access to. Does this road go to Airport? Go (v): to become. (The adjective that follows usually describes a negative state.): You'll go blind. The milk went bad / went sour. I went crazy / went mad. After failing as a criminal, he decided to go straight. The video clip went viral. Don't tell my Mum: she'll go ballistic.

Go (v): to continuously or habitually be in a state: I don't want my children to go hungry. We went to school barefoot since we had no money to buy shoes..

Go (v): to come to (a certain condition or state): They went into debt, she goes to sleep around 10 o'clock.the local shop wants to go digital, and eventually go global.

Go (v): to change (from one value to another): The traffic light went straight from green to red.

to tend (toward a result): These experiences go to make us stronger

Go (v): to contribute to a (specified) end product or result: qualities that go to make a sharpshooter; attributes that go to make as substance or existence are - : extension, solidity, form and colour

Go (v): to elapse, to pass; to slip away: The time went slowly.

Go (v): to end or disappear: After three days, my headache finally went.

Go (v): to be spent or used up: All his money went on drink.

Go (v): to break down or decay: She's 83; her hearing is starting to go.

Go (v): to be sold: The car went for five thousand dollars. The store is closing down so everything must go.

Go (v): to be discarded or disposed of: This chair has got to go. All this old rubbish can go.

Go (v): to survive or get by; to last or persist for a stated length of time: How long can you go without water? We've gone without any help for a while now. I've gone ten days now without a cigarette.

Go (v): to make the (specified) sound: Cats go "meow”. Motorcycles go "vroom".

Go (v): to sound; to make a noise: I woke up just before the clock alarm went

Go (v): to be expressed or composed (a certain way): The tune goes like this. As the story goes, he got the idea for the song while he was caught in the city’s longest traffic jam.

Go (v): to resort (to): I'll go to court if I have to.

Go (v): to apply oneself; to undertake; to have as one's goal or intention: I'm going to join a sports team. He's going to leave town tomorrow. He went to pick it up, but it rolled out of reach

Go (v): to make an effort, to subject oneself (to something): You didn't have to go to such trouble. I never thought he'd go so far as sell off his only car to arrange funds for his friend’s hospital expenses. She went to great extent to help the cause of stray and abandoned animals.

Go (v): to work (through or over), especially mentally: I've gone over this a hundred times. Let's not go into that right now.

Go (v): to fit: Do you think the sofa will go through the door? The belt just barely went around his waist.

Go (v): to be compatible, especially of colours or food and drink: This shade of red doesn't go with the drapes. White wine goes better with fish than red wine.

Go (v): to fight or attack: I went at him with a knife. He went for the jugular.

Go (v): to take (a particular part or share); to participate in to the extent of: Let's go halves on this.

Go (v): to offer, bid or bet an amount; to pay: That's as high as I can go for this antique piece.

Go by (v): to pass or go past without much interaction: I like to sit and watch the world go by. The rest of the day went by quickly.

Go by (v): to follow; to assume as true for the purposes of making a decision, taking an action, etc: I'm only going by what my teacher said; a good rule to go by


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