Phrasal verbs with Go

GO ALONG
(intransitive) to cooperate
To go along with the crowd is the easiest thing, but not always the wisest thing.

GO AROUND
(intransitive) to satisfy a demand or need
While there are certainly more jobs now, there are still not enough to go around.

GO AROUND
(intransitive) to circulate
There are some rumors about Mary going around.

GO AWAY
(intransitive) to leave
Max and Mary went away for the summer.

GO BY
(intransitive) to pass; elapse
As the years go by, I grow older but not wiser.

GO BY
(inseparable) to act in accordance
If you go by the rules, you shouldn’t have any trouble.

GO DOWN
(intransitive) to go under; to drop below the horizon; to sink
I hope to get to the beach before the sun goes down.

GO DOWN
(intransitive) to ingest
Water goes down especially well after a long hard soccer match.

GO OFF
(intransitive) to explode; detonate
Bombs went off all around the city.

GO OFF
(intransitive) to happen in a particular manner
Mary’s dinner party last night went off very well.

GO OVER
(intransitive) to gain approval
How did your request for a pay raise go over with your boss?

GO OVER
(inseparable) to check; examine
The mechanic went over the engine to see if there were any problems.

GO THROUGH
(inseparable) to experience; endure
Mary and Max went through a lot to make their business a success.

GO UNDER
(intransitive) to fail; to be defeated
Jack and Jilli’s drinking water business went under almost right away.

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