go native

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of go native

:to start to behave or live like the local people
  • After a few weeks, she was comfortable enough to go native and wear shorts to work.

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

  3. : to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure

  1. : the act or manner of going

  2. : the height of fashion : rage

  3. : 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

native play
  1. : inborn, innate

  2. : belonging to a particular place by birth

  3. : closely related

  1. : one born or reared in a particular place

  2. : an original or indigenous inhabitant

  3. : something indigenous to a particular locality


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