go to extreme/great lengths

Definition of go to extreme/great lengths

:to make a great or extreme effort to do something
  • He went to extreme/great lengths to learn the truth.

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

extreme play
  1. : existing in a very high degree

  2. : going to great or exaggerated lengths : radical

  3. : exceeding the ordinary, usual, or expected

  1. : something situated at or marking one end or the other of a range

  2. : the first term or the last term of a mathematical proportion

  3. : the major term or minor term of a syllogism

great play
  1. : notably large in size : huge

  2. : of a kind characterized by relative largeness

  3. : elaborate, ample

  1. : in a great manner : well

  1. : an outstandingly superior or skillful person

length play lengths
  1. : the longer or longest dimension of an object

  2. : a measured distance or dimension — see Metric System Table, Weights and Measures Table

  3. : the quality or state of being long


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