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go for

Definition of go for

  1. 1 :  to attack (someone) <My dog went for the intruder.>

  2. 2 :  to try to get (something) <go for the prize> <If you want to achieve success, you have to stop hesitating and just go for it!>

  3. 3 :  to accept or agree to (something, such as a plan or suggestion) <I asked her to lend us some money, but she wouldn't go for it.>

  4. 4 informal :  to like, desire, or be attracted to (someone or something) <When I see how she looks at him, I can tell she really goes for him.> <I don't really go for modern art.> <I could go for a cup of coffee right now.>

  5. 5 informal :  to relate to or apply to (someone or something) <The rule goes for you, too.> <“I'd like ice cream for dessert.” “That goes for me too.”> <The economy here has been growing stronger, and the same goes for many other areas.>

  6. 6 :  to be sold for (a particular price) <The painting went for more than a million dollars.>

  7. 7 :  to do an activity (such as walking or driving a car) that usually involves going somewhere <She went for a walk/stroll after dinner.> <On Saturday mornings we like to go for a drive out in the countryside.> <Would anyone like to go for a swim?>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to move on a course :  proceed — compare stop

    :  to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied :  leave, depart

    :  to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure

  1. :  the act or manner of going

    :  the height of fashion :  rage

    :  an often unexpected turn of affairs :  occurrence

  1. :  functioning properly :  being in good and ready condition

  1. :  a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board


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