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go to town

Definition of go to town

informal

  1. :  to do something in a very thorough and enthusiastic way <When they throw a party, they really go to town.> —often + on <She really went to town on the decorations for the party.>



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

townplay
  1. :  a cluster or aggregation of houses recognized as a distinct place with a place-name :  hamlet

    :  a compactly settled area as distinguished from surrounding rural territory

    :  a compactly settled area usually larger than a village but smaller than a city


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