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English citations of go

intransitive: to disappear[edit]

    • 1983, Daniel Curzon, From Violent Men, page 228:
      It was truly, for once in history, a time of 'brotherly love' and and now it's about to go away forever.
    • 1995, Dick Hobbs, Bad Business: Professional Crime in Modern Britain, page 31:
      He walked out the house — just went don't know where, just went.
    • 2004, Jayne Ann Krentz, Absolutely, Positively, page 143:
      She sacrificed a great deal for Brandon's sake, and now it's about to go up in smoke."

intransitive: to be destroyed; to disintegrate[edit]

    • 1998, Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, page 157:
      I wonder if I hopped up and down, would the bridge go?
    • 1998, Anne Rivers Siddons, Peachtree Road, page 548:
      It's going to go soon enough anyway, but if we play things just right, we can hold that day off until you — all of you boys, the next wave, so to speak - are ready to take up the reins [....]
    • 2004, Stephen Cottrell, Professional Music-Making in London: Ethnography and Experience, page 161:
      [...] but if you sit in front of a noise like that for too long your hearing starts to go, or you think it's going to go.

either 'enjoy' or 'put up with, tolerate, endure'[edit]

  • 2009, Edwin M. Woods, You Go Home Make More Money and Come Back →ISBN:
    I couldn't go the zebra; having watched the lions eat a zebra the day before...but one of the girls at the table had no problem with taking a zebra steak.

go under[edit]

intransitive: possibly 'be known as, be considered'[edit]

  • 2009, S. B. Jung, Lines of Neutrality: Book One of the Assassin Chronicles →ISBN, page 51:
    Migraines and pounding headaches go under 'bad.' Slight headaches go under 'good' considering the headaches I could be suffering.”

intransitive: 'be categorized'?[edit]

  • 2002, Cindy Glovinsky, Making Peace with the Things in Your Life →ISBN, page 153:
    [] I'd rather it go under B for 'blue' because it's on blue paper.


  • 1912, Daniel D. Bidwell, As Far as the East is from the West, page 36:
    Things seem to go by opposites in this forgotten port, or at least the driver of carro No. 62 seemed to go by opposites.

transitive: 'visit'?[edit]

  • 1866, Anthony Trollope, The Claverings, chapter 30, in The Galaxy, volume 2, page 558:
    Florence was aware that her mother simply required a little time before she made up her mind. "It is not that I want to go London—for the pleasure of it, mamma. [...] Nor yet merely to him see! [...] But Cecilia is so very prudent, and she thinks that it will be better."