Here are 10 useful phrases that start with the verb Go
go after: To hunt or pursue
- Jack went after the big jackpot in Las Vegas.
- I told Jim he should go after Jen if he really likes her.
go ahead: To proceed without hesitation or delay. To go before the rest of the group does. To do something with one’s own initiative.
- The marketing campaign will go ahead as scheduled.
- I have a few more calls to make. You go ahead to the restaurant. I’ll meet you there in 30 minutes.
- I went ahead and ordered pizza for us for lunch.
go along with: To do something with the agreement of a person or a group.
- The CEO went along with our plan to open a branch office in Madrid.
- The last time we went along with Dan’s idea, the company lost a lot of money.
go around: To circulate or spread about
- You need to take care in the cold weather. The flu is going around.
- A rumor is going around about Steve is quitting his job. Is it true?
go back on: To reverse one’s promise or decision
- Tom went back on his promise to pay for dinner.
- We all love Mike. He never goes back on his word.
go by: To conform to or obey
- When the café makes coffee drinks, they go by the manual.
- We always go by whatever the boss tells us to do.
go far: To succeed in one’s career.
- If you work hard and follow the company rules, you’ll go far.
- Don went far in the company, but decided to quit and start his own business.
go for: To choose or select or prefer.
- What are you going to order? I’m going to go for a burger.
- I was thinking about getting a blue car, but I went for the red one.
go halves on: to divide or share something equally.
- Let’s go halves on a pizza. I’m hungry.
- We went halves on a lottery ticket, but we didn’t win.
go off: To begin ringing or making a sound (for an alarm or warning signal)
- My alarm clock goes off at 6:15 every morning.
- The smoke alarm went off in the kitchen when I cooked breakfast.
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