Go Definition

Define what is Go?

1. go, spell, tour, turn (noun)

a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else).

  • it's my go.
  • a spell of work.
Synonyms: spell, tour, turn

duty period, work shift, shift noun
the time period during which you are at work.

2. go (adjective)

functioning correctly and ready for action.

  • all systems are go.
Antonyms: no-go (adjective)

not functioning properly or in suitable condition for proceeding.

3. go, locomote, move, travel (verb)

change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically.

  • How fast does your new car go?.
  • We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus.
  • The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect.
  • The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell.
  • news travelled fast.
Synonyms: locomote, move, travel
Antonyms: stay in place (verb)

be stationary.


circulate, go around, spread verb
become widely known and passed on.

carry verb
cover a certain distance or advance beyond.

ease verb
move gently or carefully.

whish verb
move with a whishing sound.

float verb
move lightly, as if suspended.

swap verb
move (a piece of a program) into memory, in computer science.

seek verb
go to or towards.

whine verb
move with a whining sound.

fly verb
be dispersed or disseminated.

ride verb
move like a floating object.

come verb
cover a certain distance.

ghost verb
move like a ghost.

betake oneself verb
displace oneself; go from one location to another.

overfly, pass over verb
fly over.

travel verb
undergo transportation as in a vehicle.

wend verb
direct one's course or way.

DO verb
travel or traverse (a distance).

raft verb
travel by raft in water.

get about, get around verb
move around; move from place to place.

resort, repair verb
move, travel, or proceed toward some place.

cruise verb
travel at a moderate speed.

journey, travel verb
travel upon or across.

come, come up verb
move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody.

round verb
wind around; move along a circular course.

trundle verb
move heavily.

push verb
move strenuously and with effort.

travel purposefully verb
travel volitionally and in a certain direction with a certain goal.

swing verb
change direction with a swinging motion; turn.

wander, vagabond, stray, rove, roam, range, ramble, swan, drift, tramp, cast, roll verb
move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment.

take the air, walk verb
take a walk; go for a walk; walk for pleasure.

meander, thread, wind, wander, weave verb
to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course.

spirt, spurt, forge verb
move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy.

crawl, creep verb
move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground.

scramble verb
to move hurriedly.

slither, slide verb
to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly.

roll, wheel verb
move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle.

glide verb
move smoothly and effortlessly.

jounce, bounce verb
move up and down repeatedly.

breeze verb
to proceed quickly and easily.

be adrift, drift, float, blow verb
be in motion due to some air or water current.

play verb
move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly.

float, swim verb
be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom.

swim verb
move as if gliding through water.

walk verb
use one's feet to advance; advance by steps.

move around, turn verb
pass to the other side of.

circle verb
travel around something.

slice into, slice through verb
move through a body or an object with a slicing motion.

drift, err, stray verb
wander from a direct course or at random.

run verb
travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means.

step verb
shift or move by taking a step.

motor, drive verb
travel or be transported in a vehicle.

automobile verb
travel in an automobile.

ski verb
move along on skis.

fly, wing verb
travel through the air; be airborne.

steam, steamer verb
travel by means of steam power.

tram verb
travel by tram.

taxi verb
travel slowly.

ferry verb
travel by ferry.

caravan verb
travel in a caravan.

ride, sit verb
sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions.

prance verb
spring forward on the hind legs.

swim verb
travel through water.

go up, rise, move up, lift, arise, come up, uprise verb
move upward.

ascend, go up verb
travel up,.

come down, descend, go down, Fall verb
move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way.

Fall verb
descend in free fall under the influence of gravity.

crank, zigzag verb
travel along a zigzag path.

travel along, follow verb
travel along a certain course.

advance, march on, move on, progress, go on, pass on verb
move forward, also in the metaphorical sense.

draw back, move back, pull away, pull back, recede, retreat, withdraw, retire verb
pull back or move away or backward.

retrograde verb
move in a direction contrary to the usual one.

go forward, proceed, continue verb
move ahead; travel onward in time or space.

back verb
travel backward.

Pan verb
make a sweeping movement.

follow verb
to travel behind, go after, come after.

precede, lead verb
move ahead (of others) in time or space.

pursue, follow verb
follow in or as if in pursuit.

return verb
go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before.

derail, jump verb
run off or leave the rails.

flock verb
move as a crowd or in a group.

accompany verb
go or travel along with.

billow verb
move with great difficulty.

circulate verb
move around freely.

circle, circulate verb
move in circles.

Angle verb
move or proceed at an angle.

go across, pass, go through verb
go across or through.

go past, pass by, travel by, go by, pass, surpass verb
move past.

hurry, travel rapidly, ZIP, speed verb
move very fast.

speed verb
travel at an excessive or illegal velocity.

zoom verb
move with a low humming noise.

drive verb
move by being propelled by a force.

belt along, speed, rush along, Rush, race, pelt along, hotfoot, hie, cannonball along, bucket along, step on it, hasten verb
move fast.

shack, trail verb
move, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly.

shuttle verb
travel back and forth between two points.

hiss, whoosh verb
move with a whooshing sound.

whisk verb
move quickly and nimbly.

career verb
move headlong at high speed.

circuit verb
make a circuit.

lance verb
move quickly, as if by cutting one's way.

outflank, go around verb
go around the flank of (an opposing army).

propagate verb
travel through the air.

draw verb
move or go steadily or gradually.

transfer, change verb
change from one vehicle or transportation line to another.

swash verb
make violent, noisy movements.

pace verb
go at a pace.

tread, step verb
put down or press the foot, place the foot.

step verb
move with one's feet in a specific manner.

hurtle verb
move with or as if with a rushing sound.

retreat verb
move away, as for privacy.

whistle verb
move with, or as with, a whistling sound.

island hop verb
travel from one island to the next.

Plough, plow verb
move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil.

lurch verb
move slowly and unsteadily.

sift verb
move as if through a sieve.

Fall verb
move in a specified direction.

drag verb
move slowly and as if with great effort.

run verb
move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way.

bang verb
move noisily.

precess verb
move in a gyrating fashion.

move around, travel verb
travel from place to place, as for the purpose of finding work, preaching, or acting as a judge.

ride verb
sit on and control a vehicle.

snowshoe verb
travel on snowshoes.

beetle verb
fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle.

4. go, proceed, move (verb)

follow a procedure or take a course.

  • We should go farther in this matter.
  • She went through a lot of trouble.
  • go about the world in a certain manner.
  • Messages must go through diplomatic channels.
Synonyms: proceed, move

act, move verb
perform an action, or work out or perform (an action).


work verb
proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity.

venture, embark verb
proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers.

steamroll, steamroller verb
proceed with great force.

5. cristal, disco biscuit, hug drug, XTC, go, Adam, ecstasy, X (noun)

street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine.


    MDMA, methylenedioxymethamphetamine noun
    a stimulant drug that is chemically related to mescaline and amphetamine and is used illicitly for its euphoric and hallucinogenic effects; it was formerly used in psychotherapy but in 1985 it was declared illegal in the United States.

    6. fling, go, offer, whirl, crack, pass (noun)

    a usually brief attempt.

    • he took a crack at it.
    • I gave it a whirl.
    Synonyms: fling, offer, whirl, crack, pass

    attempt, effort, try, endeavor, endeavour noun
    earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something.

    7. depart, go away, go (verb)

    move away from a place into another direction.

    • Go away before I start to cry.
    • The train departs at noon.
    Synonyms: depart, go away
    Antonyms: come, come up (verb)

    move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody.


    exit, get out, go out, leave verb
    move out of or depart from.


    shove along, shove off, blow verb
    leave; informal or rude.

    8. go game, go (noun)

    a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; the object is to surround and so capture the opponent's counters.

      Synonyms: go game

      board game noun
      a game played on a specially designed board.

      9. become, get, go (verb)

      enter or assume a certain state or condition.

      • He became annoyed when he heard the bad news.
      • It must be getting more serious.
      • her face went red with anger.
      • She went into ecstasy.
      • Get going!.
      Synonyms: become, get

      change state, turn verb
      undergo a transformation or a change of position or action.


      sober up, sober verb
      become sober after excessive alcohol consumption.

      sober, sober up verb
      become more realistic.

      work verb
      arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion.

      take effect verb
      go into effect or become effective or operative.

      run verb
      change from one state to another.

      take verb
      be seized or affected in a specified way.

      break verb
      come into being.

      settle verb
      become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet.

      10. go (verb)

      be awarded; be allotted.

      • The first prize goes to Mary.
      • Her money went on clothes.

      11. run, go (verb)

      have a particular form.

      • the story or argument runs as follows.
      • as the saying goes....
      Synonyms: run

      Be verb
      have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun).

      12. extend, run, lead, pass, go (verb)

      stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point.

      • Service runs all the way to Cranbury.
      • His knowledge doesn't go very far.
      • My memory extends back to my fourth year of life.
      • The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets.
      Synonyms: extend, run, lead, pass

      Be verb
      occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere.


      come verb
      extend or reach.

      ray, radiate verb
      extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center.

      go deep, go far verb
      extend in importance or range.

      13. proceed, go (verb)

      follow a certain course.

      • The inauguration went well.
      • how did your interview go?.
      Synonyms: proceed

      drag on, drag out, drag verb
      proceed for an extended period of time.

      fare, get along, DO, make out, come verb
      proceed or get along.

      14. go (verb)

      be abolished or discarded.

      • These ugly billboards have to go!.
      • These luxuries all had to go under the Khmer Rouge.

      disappear, vanish, go away verb
      get lost, as without warning or explanation.

      15. go (verb)

      be or continue to be in a certain condition.

      • The children went hungry that day.

      Be verb
      have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun).

      16. sound, go (verb)

      make a certain noise or sound.

      • She went `Mmmmm'.
      • The gun went `bang'.
      Synonyms: sound

      cause to be perceived verb
      have perceptible qualities.


      snarl verb
      make a snarling noise or move with a snarling noise.

      sing, whistle verb
      make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound.

      blow verb
      make a sound as if blown.

      ting verb
      make a light, metallic sound; go `ting'.

      make noise, noise, resound verb
      emit a noise.

      splat verb
      give off the sound of a bullet flattening on impact.

      twang verb
      sound with a twang.

      clang, clangor verb
      make a loud noise.

      clank verb
      make a clank.

      clangor, clangour verb
      make a loud resonant noise.

      boom out, boom verb
      make a deep hollow sound.

      drum, thrum, beat verb
      make a rhythmic sound.

      rattle verb
      make short successive sounds.

      ticktack, ticktock, tick, beat verb
      make a sound like a clock or a timer.

      resonate, vibrate verb
      sound with resonance.

      crash verb
      make a sudden loud sound.

      tweet, twirp verb
      make a weak, chirping sound.

      skirl verb
      make a shrill, wailing sound.

      gurgle verb
      make sounds similar to gurgling water.

      glug verb
      make a gurgling sound as of liquid issuing from a bottle.

      blow verb
      sound by having air expelled through a tube.

      whish verb
      make a sibilant sound.

      guggle verb
      make a sound like a liquid that is being poured from a bottle.

      Ping verb
      make a short high-pitched sound.

      Ping, pink, knock verb
      sound like a car engine that is firing too early.

      trump verb
      produce a sound as if from a trumpet.

      squelch verb
      make a sucking sound.

      chug verb
      make a dull, explosive sound.

      ring, peal verb
      sound loudly and sonorously.

      bombilate, bombinate, buzz verb
      make a buzzing sound.

      chime verb
      emit a sound.

      rustle verb
      make a dry crackling sound.

      crack, snap verb
      make a sharp sound.

      crack verb
      make a very sharp explosive sound.

      beep, claxon, honk, toot, blare verb
      make a loud noise.

      whistle verb
      make whistling sounds.

      resound, reverberate, Echo, ring verb
      ring or echo with sound.

      thud, thump verb
      make a dull sound.

      clop, clump, clunk, plunk verb
      make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground.

      patter, pitter-patter verb
      make light, rapid and repeated sounds.

      pink, rap, knock, tap verb
      make light, repeated taps on a surface.

      tick, click verb
      make a clicking or ticking sound.

      chatter, click verb
      click repeatedly or uncontrollably.

      pop verb
      make a sharp explosive noise.

      chink, tink, tinkle, clink verb
      make or emit a high sound.

      slosh, slush, splosh, splash verb
      make a splashing sound.

      thrum, HUM verb
      sound with a monotonous hum.

      bleep verb
      emit a single short high-pitched signal.

      rumble, grumble verb
      make a low noise.

      boom, din verb
      make a resonant sound, like artillery.

      bang verb
      to produce a sharp often metallic explosive or percussive sound.

      burble, guggle, gurgle, bubble, ripple, babble verb
      flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise.

      swish, swoosh, swosh, lap verb
      move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound.

      drone verb
      make a monotonous low dull sound.

      birr, purr, whir, whirr, whiz, whizz verb
      make a soft swishing sound.

      roll verb
      emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound.

      17. function, operate, work, run, go (verb)

      perform as expected when applied.

      • The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in.
      • Does this old car still run well?.
      • This old radio doesn't work anymore.
      Synonyms: function, operate, work, run
      Antonyms: malfunction, misfunction (verb)

      fail to function or function improperly.


      double verb
      do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions.

      roll verb
      begin operating or running.

      run verb
      be operating, running or functioning.

      cut verb
      function as a cutting instrument.

      Service, serve verb
      be used by; as of a utility.

      18. run low, run short, go (verb)

      to be spent or finished.

      • The money had gone after a few days.
      • Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest.
      Synonyms: run low, run short

      end, cease, terminate, finish, stop verb
      have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical.

      19. move, go, run (verb)

      progress by being changed.

      • The speech has to go through several more drafts.
      • run through your presentation before the meeting.
      Synonyms: move, run

      change verb
      undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature.

      20. live on, survive, last, endure, live, hold out, hold up, go (verb)

      continue to live through hardship or adversity.

      • We went without water and food for 3 days.
      • These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America.
      • The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents.
      • how long can a person last without food and water?.

      hold water, stand up, hold up verb
      resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc..

      perennate verb
      survive from season to season, of plants.

      live out verb
      live out one's life; live to the end.

      21. go (verb)

      pass, fare, or elapse; of a certain state of affairs or action.

      • How is it going?.
      • The day went well until I got your call.

      22. buy the farm, perish, pass away, kick the bucket, give-up the ghost, snuff it, drop dead, die, decease, croak, cash in one's chips, pop off, expire, exit, conk, choke, go, pass (verb)

      pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life.

      • She died from cancer.
      • The children perished in the fire.
      • The patient went peacefully.
      • The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102.
      Antonyms: be born (verb)

      come into existence through birth.


      change state, turn verb
      undergo a transformation or a change of position or action.


      abort verb
      cease development, die, and be aborted.

      asphyxiate, stifle, suffocate verb
      be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen.

      buy it, pip out verb
      be killed or die.

      drown verb
      die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating.

      predecease verb
      die before; die earlier than.

      starve, famish verb
      die of food deprivation.

      Fall verb
      die, as in battle or in a hunt.

      succumb, yield verb
      be fatally overwhelmed.

      23. belong, go (verb)

      be in the right place or situation.

      • Where do these books belong?.
      • Let's put health care where it belongs--under the control of the government.
      • Where do these books go?.
      Synonyms: belong

      Be verb
      occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere.

      24. go (verb)

      be ranked or compare.

      • This violinist is as good as Juilliard-trained violinists go.

      compare verb
      be comparable.

      25. get going, start, go (verb)

      begin or set in motion.

      • I start at eight in the morning.
      • Ready, set, go!.
      Synonyms: get going, start
      Antonyms: stop, halt (verb)

      come to a halt, stop moving.


      come on, go on, come up verb
      start running, functioning, or operating.

      get off the ground, take off verb
      get started or set in motion, used figuratively.

      26. move, go (verb)

      have a turn; make one's move in a game.

      • Can I go now?.
      Synonyms: move

      bluff, bluff out verb
      deceive an opponent by a bold bet on an inferior hand with the result that the opponent withdraws a winning hand.

      stalemate verb
      subject to a stalemate.

      castle verb
      move the king two squares toward a rook and in the same move the rook to the square next past the king.

      serve verb
      put the ball into play.

      open verb
      make the opening move.

      cast, draw verb
      choose at random.

      ruff, trump verb
      play a trump.

      maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, operate verb
      perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense.

      check verb
      decline to initiate betting.

      27. go (verb)

      be contained in.

      • How many times does 18 go into 54?.

      28. go (verb)

      be sounded, played, or expressed.

      • How does this song go again?.

      29. blend in, blend, go (verb)

      blend or harmonize.

      • This flavor will blend with those in your dish.
      • This sofa won't go with the chairs.
      Synonyms: blend in, blend

      30. lead, go (verb)

      lead, extend, or afford access.

      • This door goes to the basement.
      • The road runs South.
      Synonyms: lead

      Be verb
      occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere.

      31. fit, go (verb)

      be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired.

      • This piece won't fit into the puzzle.
      Synonyms: fit

      fit verb
      conform to some shape or size.


      tessellate verb
      fit together exactly, of identical shapes.

      joint verb
      fit as if by joints.

      32. rifle, go (verb)

      go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way.

      • Who rifled through my desk drawers?.
      Synonyms: rifle

      search verb
      subject to a search.

      33. go (verb)

      be spent.

      • All my money went for food and rent.

      34. plump, go (verb)

      give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number.

      • I plumped for the losing candidates.
      Synonyms: plump

      choose, pick out, select, take verb
      pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives.

      35. conk out, go bad, break down, die, fail, give out, give way, break, go (verb)

      stop operating or functioning.

      • The engine finally went.
      • The car died on the road.
      • The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town.
      • The coffee maker broke.
      • The engine failed on the way to town.
      • her eyesight went after the accident.

      change verb
      undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature.


      go down, crash verb
      stop operating.

      blow out, burn out, blow verb
      melt, break, or become otherwise unusable.

      misfire verb
      fail to fire or detonate.

      malfunction, misfunction verb
      fail to function or function improperly.

      Nearby Terms

      go a long way (verb)
      suffice or be adequate for a while or to a certain extent

      go about (verb)
      begin to deal with

      go across (verb)
      go across or through

      go after (verb)
      go after with the intent to catch

      go against (verb)
      fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns

      go ahead (verb)
      proceed (with a plan of action)

      go all out (verb)
      perform a task as well as possible

      go along (verb)
      cooperate or pretend to cooperate

      go around (verb)
      be sufficient

      go away (verb)
      move away from a place into another direction

      go back (verb)
      belong to an earlier time

      go back on (verb)
      fail to fulfill a promise or obligation

      go bad (verb)
      stop operating or functioning

      go ballistic (verb)
      get very angry and fly into a rage

      go board (noun)
      a board used for playing go