Phrasal verbs 07

Phrasal Verb Meaning Example
Go about to continue to do something; to keep busy with something Despite the threat of war, people went about their business as usual.
Go away to leave a person or place Go away and think about it, then let me know.
Go by The passing of time Ten years WENT BY before we saw each other again.
Go by sth to be guided by something; to form an opinion from something That’s a good rule to go by.
Go forth Travel abroad, leave a place They WENT FORTH to spread the word of the new religion.
Go in for to take an exam or enter a competition He WENT IN FOR the photography prize, but didn’t win.
Go off to leave a place, especially in order to do something Please don’t GO OFF until we have sorted this out.
Go off to be fired; to explode The gun went off by accident.
Go off if an alarm, etc. goes off, it makes a sudden loud noise Suddenly the alarm clock was starting to go off.
Go off if a light, the electricity, etc. goes off, it stops working Suddenly the lights went off.
Go off to fall asleep Hasn’t the baby gone off yet?
Go off if food or drink goes off, it becomes bad and not fit to eat or drink The milk WENT OFF because I forgot to put it in the fridge.
Go off to happen in a particular way The meeting went off well.
Go off to suddenly become angry with somebody He just went off on her and started yelling.
Go off to stop liking somebody/something or lose interest in them I WENT OFF her when she lied to me.
Go out Stop burning, be extinguished The candle WENT OUT and left us in darkness.
Go out Leave a place He WENT OUT last night.
Go out Be eliminated in a competition England WENT OUT in the second round.
Go over Repeat or explain Could you GO OVER that point again, please?
Go over to examine or check something carefully Go over your work before you hand it in.
Go through if a law, contract, etc. goes through, it is officially accepted or completed The deal did not go through.
Go through to study or consider something in detail, especially by repeating it Let’s go through the arguments again.
Go through to experience or suffer something She’s been going through a bad patch recently.
Go through to look at or examine something carefully, especially in order to find something I always start
the day by going through my email. She went through the company’s accounts, looking for evidence of fraud.
Go up if the price of something, the temperature, etc. goes up, it becomes higher The price of cigarettes is going up.
Go with Combine nicely Does this tie GO WITH my shirt?
Go with Accompany A lot of benefits GO WITH the job.
Go with Accept, agree to We’re GOING WITH our original plan in the end.
Go without to manage without something that you usually have or need There wasn’t time for breakfast, so I had to go without. How long can a human being go (= survive) without sleep?

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