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Noun: going  gow-ing
  1. The act of departing
    - departure, going away, leaving
     
  2. A euphemistic expression for death
    - passing, loss, departure, exit, expiration, release
     
  3. Advancing toward a goal
    "persuading him was easy going";
    - sledding
Adjective: going  gow-ing
  1. In full operation
    "a going concern"
Verb: go (went,gone,going,goes)  gow
  1. Change location; proceed; also used metaphorically
    "How fast does your new car go?"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect";
    - travel, move, locomote
     
  2. Follow a procedure or take a course
    "She went through a lot of trouble"; "go about the world in a certain manner"; "Messages must go through diplomatic channels"; "We should go farther in this matter";
    - proceed, move
     
  3. Move away from a place into another direction
    "Go away before I start to cry";
    - go away, depart
     
  4. Enter or assume a certain state or condition
    "her face went red with anger"; "She went into ecstasy"; "Get going!";
    - become, get
     
  5. Be awarded; be allotted
    "The first prize goes to Mary"; "Her money went on clothes"
     
  6. Have a particular form
    "as the saying goes...";
    - run
     
  7. Stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
    "His knowledge doesn't go very far";
    - run, pass, lead, extend
     
  8. Follow a certain course
    "The inauguration went well"; "how did your interview go?";
    - proceed
     
  9. Be abolished or discarded
    "These ugly billboards have to go!"; "These luxuries all had to go under the Khmer Rouge"
     
  10. Be or continue to be in a certain condition
    "The children went hungry that day"
     
  11. Make a certain noise or sound
    "She went 'Mmmmm'"; "The gun went 'bang'";
    - sound
     
  12. Perform as expected when applied
    "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in";
    - function, work, operate, run
     
  13. To be spent or finished
    "Gas is going at the gas stations in the Midwest";
    - run low, run short
     
  14. Progress by being changed
    "The speech has to go through several more drafts";
    - move, run
     
  15. Continue to live through hardship or adversity
    "We went without water and food for 3 days";
    - survive, last, live, live on, endure, hold up, hold out
     
  16. 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. Pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    "The patient went peacefully";
    - die, decease, perish, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm [N. Amer], conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it, pop one's clogs
     
  18. Be in the right place or situation
    "Where do these books go?";
    - belong
     
  19. Be ranked or compare
    "This violinist is as good as Juilliard-trained violinists go"
     
  20. Begin or set in motion
    "Ready, set, go!"; "I get going at eight in the morning";
    - start, get going
     
  21. Have a turn; make one's move in a game
    "Can I go now?";
    - move
     
  22. Be contained in
    "How many times does 18 go into 54?"
     
  23. Be sounded, played, or expressed
    "How does this song go again?"
     
  24. Blend or harmonize
    "This sofa won't go with the chairs";
    - blend, blend in
     
  25. Provide access; extend (in the direction of something)
    "This door goes to the basement";
    - lead
     
  26. Be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired
    "This piece won't go into the puzzle";
    - fit
     
  27. Go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way
    "Who went through my desk drawers?";
    - rifle
     
  28. Be spent
    "All my money went for food and rent"
     
  29. Give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number
    - plump
     
  30. Stop operating or functioning
    "The engine finally went"; "her eyesight went after the accident"; "The engine went bad on the way to town";
    - fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, break, break down

Derived forms: goings

See also: active, go around, go by, go down, go off, go on, go out, go up, go with

Type of: accomplishment, accord, achievement, act, agree, be, cause to be perceived, cease, change, change state, choose, come about, compare, concord, consort, death, decease, deed, disappear, end, exit, expiry, fall out, finish, fit, fit in, get out, go away, go on, go out, hap, happen, harmonise [Brit], harmonize, human action, human activity, leave, move, occur, pass, pass off, pick out, search, select, stop, take, take place, terminate, turn, vanish

Antonym: come

Encyclopedia: Going, Going, Gone

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