Synonyms of go


1. go, spell, tour, turn, shift, work shift, duty period

usage: a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); "it's my go"; "a spell of work"

2. Adam, ecstasy, XTC, go, disco biscuit, cristal, X, hug drug, methylenedioxymethamphetamine, MDMA

usage: street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine

3. crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offer, attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try

usage: a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"

4. go, go game, board game

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


1. travel, go, move, locomote

usage: 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"

2. go, proceed, move, act, move

usage: 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"

3. go, go away, depart, exit, go out, get out, leave

usage: move away from a place into another direction; "Go away before I start to cry"; "The train departs at noon"

4. become, go, get, change state, turn

usage: 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!"

5. go

usage: be awarded; be allotted; "The first prize goes to Mary"; "Her money went on clothes"

6. run, go, be

usage: have a particular form; "the story or argument runs as follows"; "as the saying goes..."

7. run, go, pass, lead, extend, be

usage: 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"

8. proceed, go, happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place

usage: follow a certain course; "The inauguration went well"; "how did your interview go?"

9. go, disappear, vanish, go away

usage: be abolished or discarded; "These ugly billboards have to go!"; "These luxuries all had to go under the Khmer Rouge"

10. go, be

usage: be or continue to be in a certain condition; "The children went hungry that day"

11. sound, go, cause to be perceived

usage: make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"

12. function, work, operate, go, run

usage: 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"

13. run low, run short, go, end, stop, finish, terminate, cease

usage: to be spent or finished; "The money had gone after a few days"; "Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest"

14. move, go, run, change

usage: progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"

15. survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out

usage: 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?"

16. go

usage: 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"

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

usage: 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"

18. belong, go, be

usage: 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?"

19. go, compare

usage: be ranked or compare; "This violinist is as good as Juilliard-trained violinists go"

20. start, go, get going

usage: begin or set in motion; "I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go!"

21. move, go

usage: have a turn; make one's move in a game; "Can I go now?"

22. go

usage: be contained in; "How many times does 18 go into 54?"

23. go

usage: be sounded, played, or expressed; "How does this song go again?"

24. blend, go, blend in, harmonize, harmonise, consort, accord, concord, fit in, agree

usage: blend or harmonize; "This flavor will blend with those in your dish"; "This sofa won't go with the chairs"

25. go, lead, be

usage: lead, extend, or afford access; "This door goes to the basement"; "The road runs South"

26. fit, go, fit

usage: be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired; "This piece won't fit into the puzzle"

27. rifle, go, search

usage: go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way; "Who rifled through my desk drawers?"

28. go

usage: be spent; "All my money went for food and rent"

29. plump, go, choose, take, select, pick out

usage: give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number; "I plumped for the losing candidates"

30. fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break down, change

usage: 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"


1. go (vs. no-go), a-ok(predicate), a-okay(predicate)

usage: functioning correctly and ready for action; "all systems are go"

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