Synonyms of go in English:

go


See definition of go

verb

1‘she went forwards, step by step’

SYNONYMS
move, proceed, make one's way, advance, progress, pass, walk, wend one's way
travel, journey
repair, remove, retire
literary betake oneself

2‘the road goes to London’

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extend, continue, carry on, stretch, reach
lead

3‘the money raised will go to charity’

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be given, be donated, be assigned, be allotted, be granted, be presented, be awarded
be applied, be devoted
be handed, be handed over, be turned over, be made over, be ceded

4‘it's time to go’

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leave, depart, take one's leave, take oneself off, go away, go off, withdraw, absent oneself, say one's goodbyes, quit, make an exit, exit
set off, set out, start out, get going, get under way, be on one's way
decamp, retreat, beat a retreat, retire, make off, clear out, make oneself scarce, slope off, run off, run away, flee
British make a move
informal make tracks, shove off, push off, clear off, beat it, take off, skedaddle, scram, split, scoot, up sticks, pack one's bags
British informal sling one's hook
North American informal vamoose, hightail it, cut out
rare abstract oneself
ANTONYMS

arrive, come, stay

5‘three years went past’

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pass, pass by, elapse, slip by, slip past, roll by, roll past, tick away
wear on, march on
fly by, fly past

6‘a golden age that has now gone for good’

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come to an end, cease to exist, disappear, vanish, be no more, be over, run its course, fade away, melt away, evaporate
blow over
finish, end, stop, cease, terminate
rare evanish
ANTONYMS

return

7‘25 of their 80 staff have gone’

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be dismissed, be given notice, be given one's notice, be made redundant, be laid off, be let go
informal get the sack, be sacked, be fired, be given the boot, be given the push, get one's marching orders, be booted out, be axed, get the axe, get the chop
British informal be given one's cards

8‘her purse had gone’

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be stolen, be taken
go missing, disappear, be lost, be mislaid

9‘after a few weeks, all our money had gone’

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be used up, be spent, be finished, be at an end, be exhausted, be consumed, be drained, be depleted

10‘I'd like to see my grandchildren before I go’

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die, pass away, pass on, expire, depart this life, be no more, breathe one's last, draw one's last breath, meet one's end, meet one's death, meet one's Maker, give up the ghost, go to the great beyond, cross the great divide, shuffle off this mortal coil, perish, go the way of all flesh, go the way of the flesh, go to one's last resting place
informal kick the bucket, bite the dust, croak, conk out, buy it, turn up one's toes, cash in one's chips, go belly up
British informal snuff it, peg out, pop one's clogs

11‘there was no warning at all before the bridge went’

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collapse, give way, fall down, cave in, fall in, crumble, disintegrate, break, fall to pieces

12‘his hair had gone grey’

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become, get, turn, grow, come to be
literary wax

13‘he heard the bell go’

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sound, sound out, make a sound, make a noise, resound, reverberate
ring, chime, peal, toll, ding, clang

14‘everything went well’

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turn out, work out, fare, progress, develop, come out
result, end, end up
informal pan out
rare eventuate

15‘the carpet and curtains don't really go’

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match, go together, be harmonious, harmonize, blend, suit each other, be suited, complement each other, be complementary, coordinate with each other, be compatible

16‘my car won't go’

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function, work, be in working order, run, operate, be operative, perform

17‘where does the cutlery go?’

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be kept, belong, have a place, be found, be located
be situated, lie, stand

18‘this all goes to prove my point’

SYNONYMS
contribute, help, serve
incline, tend

noun

1‘his second go’

SYNONYMS
attempt, try, effort, bid, endeavour
informal shot, stab, crack, bash, whirl, whack
formal essay
archaic assay

2‘he still has plenty of go in him’

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energy, vigour, vitality, life, liveliness, animation, vivacity, spirit, spiritedness, verve, enthusiasm, zest, vibrancy, spark, sparkle, effervescence, exuberance, brio, buoyancy, perkiness, sprightliness
stamina, dynamism, drive, push, determination
informal zip, zing, pep, pizzazz, punch, bounce, fizz, oomph, get-up-and-go, vim and vigour
North American informal feistiness

Phrases

    get going

    1‘it's been wonderful seeing you again, but I think it's time we got going’


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    British


    informal


    British informal


    North American informal


    rare


    ANTONYMS

    arrive, come, stay

    2‘the campaign got going in 1983’


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    informal


    formal


    get someone going

    ‘his letter to the editor really got me going’


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    get something going

    ‘we got the car going again after much trying’


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    go along with

    ‘he seemed happy enough to go along with your plans’


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    go back on

    ‘she went back on her promise’


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    informal


    ANTONYMS

    keep, honour

    go about

    ‘Ruth went about her tasks enthusiastically’


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    informal


    formal


    go away

    ‘just go away and leave me in peace’


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    informal


    British informal


    North American informal


    Australian informal


    Australian, New Zealand informal


    South African informal


    vulgar slang


    British vulgar slang


    literary


    ANTONYMS

    return

    go down

    1‘the ship went down in a storm’


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    2‘interest rates are going down’


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    ANTONYMS

    rise

    3‘they went down 2–1 in the first leg’


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    informal


    ANTONYMS

    win

    4‘his name will go down in history’


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    go by

    ‘we have to go by the referee's decision’


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    ANTONYMS

    flout

    go down well

    ‘the production went down well with the audience’


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    informal


    go down with

    ‘she's gone down with flu’


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    informal


    North American informal


    go for

    1‘I went for the grilled tuna’


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    ANTONYMS

    reject

    2‘he lost his temper and went for her’


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    informal


    British informal


    North American informal


    3‘Philip's seeing Sarah—he goes for older women’


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    informal


    ANTONYMS

    dislike

    go into

    ‘you'll need to go into the subject in greater detail’


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    go in for

    ‘we don't normally go in for this sort of thing’


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    go off

    1‘the bomb went off at 9.20’


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    informal


    2‘the milk's gone off’


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    go on

    1‘the lecture went on for three hours’


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    2‘she went on about how much she loved the sea’


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    informal


    British informal


    North American informal


    3‘I'm not sure what went on that night’


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    North American informal


    literary


    rare


    go over

    1‘I need to go over the figures’


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    informal


    2‘we spent the time going over our lines’


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    go under

    ‘over 1,000 businesses went under in the last three months’


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    informal


    go through

    1‘no one can imagine what she and the children have gone through’


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    Scottish


    2‘he went through hundreds of pounds of his mother's money’


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    informal



    3‘he went through Susie's bag’


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    informal


    Australian, New Zealand informal


    4‘it took me three hours to go through the report’


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    5‘the deal has finally gone through’


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    go round

    1‘the wheels were still going round’


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    2‘there's a nasty rumour going round’


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    go without

    1‘I decided to go without breakfast’


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    2‘she tried to make sure the children did not go without’


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    go out

    1‘the lights went out’


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    2‘he's been going out with her for about two months’


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    informal


    Australian informal


    British informal, dated


    North American informal, dated


    dated


    on the go

    ‘she hardly has time to watch TV because she's always on the go’


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    informal





    informal


    British informal


    have a go at

    ‘his dad had had a real go at him’


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    British informal


    North American


    informal


    British informal


    North American informal


    Australian, New Zealand informal


    dated


    archaic


    rare