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Overview of noun going

The noun going has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (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")


Overview of verb go

The verb go has 30 senses? (first 21 from tagged texts)
1. (343) 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. (95) 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. (49) 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. (29) 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"; "Get going!")

5. (14) go

(be awarded; be allotted; "The first prize goes to Mary"; "Her money went on clothes")

6. (10) run, go

(have a particular form; "the story or argument runs as follows"; "as the saying goes...")

7. (10) 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. (10) proceed, go

(follow a certain course; "The inauguration went well"; "how did your interview go?")

9. (9) go

(be abolished or discarded; "These ugly billboards have to go!"; "These luxuries all had to go under the Khmer Rouge")

10. (7) go

(be or continue to be in a certain condition; "The children went hungry that day")

11. (3) sound, go

(make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'")

12. (3) 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. (3) 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. (3) move, go, run

(progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting")

15. (2) survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out

(continue to live through hardship or adversity; "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?")

16. (2) go

(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. (2) 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. (1) belong, go

(be in the right place or situation; "Where do these books belong?"; "Let's put health care where it belongs

19. (1) go

(be ranked or compare; "This violinist is as good as Juilliard-trained violinists go")

20. (1) start, go, get going

(begin or set in motion; "I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go!")

21. (1) move, go

(have a turn; make one's move in a game; "Can I go now?")

22. go

(be contained in; "How many times does 18 go into 54?")

23. go

(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?")

28. go

(be spent; "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")


Overview of adj going

The adj going has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) going

(in full operation; "a going concern")

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