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Go is on the Basic English 850 List.
go is one of the 1000 most common headwords.



Plain form

Third person singular

Simple past

Past participle

Present participle

  1. To go means to move in space, especially to or through a place.
    I go to the seashore every summer.
    Kathy goes to the seashore every summer, too.
    I went to the seashore last year.
    She's gone to the seashore.
    I'm going to the seashore next year.
  2. To go means to move in time, literally or in one's mind.
    You have to go back to 1911 to find a wetter day.
    Marty McFly jumped in the time machine and went to 1965.
  3. To go means to move on the computer, the internet, or in the memory.
    Then go to the C: drive.
    His mind went to the last time he saw her.
  4. To go means to move a certain distance or a certain way.
    We've gone 10 kilometers today.
    Sandra is going in circles.
  5. To go means to leave or move away.
    Please don't go.
    People have been coming and going all day.
  6. To go means to become].
    Jim went blind.

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