"going" in the noun sense
1. departure, going, going away, leaving
the act of departing
2. passing, loss, departure, exit, expiration, going, release
euphemistic expressions for death
"thousands mourned his passing"
3. going, sledding
advancing toward a goal
"persuading him was easy going"
"the proposal faces tough sledding"
"going" in the verb sense
1. travel, go, move, locomote
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"
2. go, proceed, move
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"
3. go, go away, depart
move away from a place into another direction
"Go away before I start to cry"
"The train departs at noon"
4. become, go, get
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"
be awarded be allotted
"The first prize goes to Mary"
"Her money went on clothes"
6. run, go
have a particular form
"the story or argument runs as follows"
"as the saying goes..."
7. run, go, pass, lead, extend
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"
8. proceed, go
follow a certain course
"The inauguration went well"
"how did your interview go?"
be abolished or discarded
"These ugly billboards have to go!"
"These luxuries all had to go under the Khmer Rouge"
be or continue to be in a certain condition
"The children went hungry that day"
11. sound, go
make a certain noise or sound
"She went `Mmmmm'"
"The gun went `bang'"
12. function, work, operate, go, run
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"
13. run low, run short, go
to be spent or finished
"The money had gone after a few days"
"Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest"
14. move, go, run
progress by being changed
"The speech has to go through several more drafts"
"run through your presentation before the meeting"
15. survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out
continue to live and avoid dying
"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?" "One crash victim died, the other lived"
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"
17. 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
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"
18. belong, go
be in the right place or situation
"Where do these books belong?"
"Let's put health care where it belongs
be ranked or compare
"This violinist is as good as Juilliard-trained violinists go"
20. start, go, get going
begin or set in motion
"I start at eight in the morning"
"Ready, set, go!"
21. move, go
have a turn make one's move in a game
"Can I go now?"
be contained in
"How many times does 18 go into 54?"
be sounded, played, or expressed
"How does this song go again?"
24. blend, go, blend in
blend or harmonize
"This flavor will blend with those in your dish"
"This sofa won't go with the chairs"
25. go, lead
lead, extend, or afford access
"This door goes to the basement"
"The road runs South"
26. fit, go
be the right size or shape fit correctly or as desired
"This piece won't fit into the puzzle"
27. rifle, go
go through in search of something search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way
"Who rifled through my desk drawers?"
"All my money went for food and rent"
29. plump, go
give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number
"I plumped for the losing candidates"
30. fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break down
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"
"going" in the adjective sense
in full operation
"a going concern"
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