go for

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go for

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see go,‎ for.
    I'll go for some milk.
    If John goes for three days without sleep, he will be very tired.
    My wife hates football, and that goes for me as well.
    I'll go for a swim if it's warm enough.
    I need to go for a checkup at the clinic.
    Tickets are going for upwards of $100.
  2. (transitive) To try for, to attempt to reach.
    I'll go for the world record.
    Go for it!
  3. (transitive) To undertake (an action).
    His phone was off so I couldn't ask his permission, so I decided to just go for it.
  4. (transitive) To attack.
    Careful, he'll go for your throat!
  5. (transitive) To develop a strong interest in, especially in a sudden manner; to be infatuated with.
    Clyde took one look at Bonnie and really went for her.
  6. To favor, accept.
    Management won't go for such a risky project now.
    "Do you want to climb the mountain with me?" ― "Yeah, I could go for that."
  7. (transitive) To apply equally to.
    Stop taking my food from the fridge! That goes for you too, Nick!
    What I'm about to say goes for all of you.

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