go for naught


old-fashioned, US
: to be unsuccessful : to not achieve what something was intended to do
All our efforts went for naught.

Examples of go for naught in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now in the second year of that contract — and the first full season for Watson on the field — the Browns are in no mood to see a total of $92 million for one player go for naught. cleveland, 8 Sep. 2023 By pitching eight one-run innings, Irvin lowered his home ERA to 1.66 in 11 starts, yet saw his effort go for naught. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Aug. 2022 Think of the anguish these guys go through, watching their All-Star seasons, ginormous home runs and pitching shutouts go for naught. Kurt Streeter, New York Times, 18 July 2022 Caratini made sure Boxberger's inning didn't go for naught, elevating a sinker from Effross 411 feet for his second career walk-off homer. Curt Hogg, Journal Sentinel, 4 July 2022 But that argument would go for naught unless Seward could be stopped from winning on the first ballot. Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune, 22 May 2022 Jack Grealish marked his Champions League debut with the pick of the goals in Manchester City’s wild, 6-3, win over Leipzig, whose forward Christopher Nkunku had a hat trick go for naught in the teams’ opening group-stage match. BostonGlobe.com, 15 Sep. 2021 See More

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“Go for naught.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20for%20naught. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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