Phrasal verbs 07

Phrasal VerbMeaningExample
Go aboutto continue to do something; to keep busy with somethingDespite the threat of war, people went about their business as usual.
Go awayto leave a person or placeGo away and think about it, then let me know.
Go byThe passing of timeTen years WENT BY before we saw each other again.
Go by sthto be guided by something; to form an opinion from somethingThat’s a good rule to go by.
Go forthTravel abroad, leave a placeThey WENT FORTH to spread the word of the new religion.
Go in forto take an exam or enter a competitionHe WENT IN FOR the photography prize, but didn’t win.
Go offto leave a place, especially in order to do somethingPlease don’t GO OFF until we have sorted this out.
Go offto be fired; to explodeThe gun went off by accident.
Go offif an alarm, etc. goes off, it makes a sudden loud noiseSuddenly the alarm clock was starting to go off.
Go offif a light, the electricity, etc. goes off, it stops workingSuddenly the lights went off.
Go offto fall asleepHasn’t the baby gone off yet?
Go offif food or drink goes off, it becomes bad and not fit to eat or drinkThe milk WENT OFF because I forgot to put it in the fridge.
Go offto happen in a particular wayThe meeting went off well.
Go offto suddenly become angry with somebodyHe just went off on her and started yelling.
Go offto stop liking somebody/something or lose interest in themI WENT OFF her when she lied to me.
Go outStop burning, be extinguishedThe candle WENT OUT and left us in darkness.
Go outLeave a placeHe WENT OUT last night.
Go outBe eliminated in a competitionEngland WENT OUT in the second round.
Go overRepeat or explainCould you GO OVER that point again, please?
Go overto examine or check something carefullyGo over your work before you hand it in.
Go throughif a law, contract, etc. goes through, it is officially accepted or completedThe deal did not go through.
Go throughto study or consider something in detail, especially by repeating itLet’s go through the arguments again.
Go throughto experience or suffer somethingShe’s been going through a bad patch recently.
Go throughto look at or examine something carefully, especially in order to find somethingI always start
the day by going through my email. She went through the company’s accounts, looking for evidence of fraud.
Go upif the price of something, the temperature, etc. goes up, it becomes higherThe price of cigarettes is going up.
Go withCombine nicelyDoes this tie GO WITH my shirt?
Go withAccompanyA lot of benefits GO WITH the job.
Go withAccept, agree toWe’re GOING WITH our original plan in the end.
Go withoutto manage without something that you usually have or needThere 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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