go along


went along; gone along; going along; goes along

intransitive verb

: to move along : proceed
: to go or travel as a companion
: to act in cooperation or express agreement
go along with the crowd

Examples of go along in a Sentence

everything was going along swimmingly until you interfered
Recent Examples on the Web Both of them will likely make the Hall of Fame one day and receive the coveted gold jacket that goes along with it. Scott Fowler, Charlotte Observer, 7 Feb. 2024 People often contend that state and local climate efforts won’t change things if the rest of the world doesn’t go along. Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Feb. 2024 The GOP supermajority in the legislature went along with the governor’s push to wipe out the Reedy Creek Improvement District, the special taxing entity that for half a century had managed the land around Disney World near Orlando. Lori Rozsa, Washington Post, 31 Jan. 2024 Kissinger was given the task of presenting it to the European leader seen as the decisive voice in whether the Western allies would go along, French President Georges Pompidou. Robert Hormats, Fortune, 30 Jan. 2024 Awards season has officially taken hold of Hollywood, and with all the usual glitz, glamour, and general fanciness that goes along with red-carpet nights devoted to industry honors. Emma Specter, Vogue, 16 Jan. 2024 Over-the-counter pain relievers like aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen sodium can relieve arthritis pain and the inflammation that can go along with it. Sara Novak, Discover Magazine, 11 Jan. 2024 Many allied nations distanced themselves from U.S. policy by seeking to make separate deals with oil producers and refused to share oil with the Netherlands, which went along with U.S. policy. Robert Hormats, Fortune, 30 Jan. 2024 What yoga, sports, meditation, and music are, everything goes along the same line. Jessica Roiz, Billboard, 26 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of go along was in the 15th century

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“Go along.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20along. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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