Phrasal Verbs With Go
Here is a list of phrasal verbs using the word Go.
Go about something – set to work at it
- We are not going about it in the right way.
Go ahead – start; make progress
Go after – try to obtain or overtake
- There is no point in going after him.
Go away – leave home
Go back on / go back upon – withdraw from a promise etc.
- He went back on his promise.
Go by – pass; be guided by
- It is a good rule to go by.
When a ship goes down, it sinks. When the sea or wind goes down, it becomes calm. When a story goes down it becomes accepted by the reader.
- His explanation didn’t go down well with his wife. (= His wife didn’t accept his explanation.)
Go for – attack; be sold for
- That house went for a huge amount.
- All his work went for nothing.
Go in for – take part in a competition, examination; take up as a hobby
- He went in for gardening on retirement.
- He goes in for classical music. (= He has a special interest in classical music.)
Go into – enter; examine
- The investigators went into the evidence. (= The investigators examined the evidence.)
- Let’s go into the details.
Go off – (of a gun) explode; (of food) lose quality
- The milk has gone off.
- The goods in this shop have gone off. (= The goods in this shop are now inferior to the goods in other shops.)
- The gun went off all of a sudden.
Go off – have the result hoped for
- The program went off well.
Go on – continue; happen
Go out – (of a fire or light) stop burning
- Suddenly the lights went out.
Go over – examine or study thoroughly
- Students must go over the study materials before taking the exam.
Go around – be enough for everyone
- We don’t have enough food to go around.
Go through – suffer
After her husband’s death, the poor woman had to go through a lot of hardships.
Go with – (of colors) be in harmony with
- Green goes well with orange.
Go without – endure the lack of
Plants can’t go without water. (= Plants cannot endure the lack of water.)
Phrases with go
Go to law – start legal action against somebody
Go to pieces – break up
Go to seed – become less active intellectually
Full of go – energy, enthusiasm
- He is full of go. (= He is full of energy.)
Have a go at something – attempt
- Next week, I am going to have a go at TOEFL. (= I am going to attempt TOEFL next week.)
On the go – busy, active
- A laptop is an indispensable companion for professionals on the go.