Synonyms of go
1 moveDictionary • It took us an hour to go three miles.
move • She waited for him to get up, but he didn't move.
travel • You can travel to Helsinki tomorrow.
journey • She has journeyed on horseback through Africa and Turkey.
proceed • She proceeded along the hallway.
pass • A car passed me going quite fast.
2 leaveDictionary • Come on, let's go.
leave • Just pack your bags and leave.
withdraw • The waiter poured the wine and then withdrew.
repair • We repaired to the pavilion for lunch.
depart • In the morning Mr McDonald departed for Sydney.
make tracks • We had better make tracks soon, hadn't we?
3 leadDictionary • There's a mountain road that goes from Blairstown to Millbrook Village.
run • the trail which ran through the beech woods
spread • He stepped back and spread his hands wide.
extend • The territory extends over one fifth of Canada's land mass.
stretch • interests that stretched from chemicals to sugar
4 elapseDictionary • The week has gone so quickly!
elapse • Forty-eight hours have elapsed since his arrest.
pass • As the years passed, he grew discontented with his marriage.
flow • A stream flowed down into the valley.
expire • He continued to live in the States after his visa had expired.
lapse • Her membership of the Labour Party has lapsed.
slip away • He just slipped away in my arms.
5 be given • The money goes to projects chosen by the Board.
6 be over • Those days have gone forever.
end • Talks have resumed to try to end the fighting.
pass • This crisis will pass eventually.
finish • The teaching day finished at around 4pm.
disappear • The immediate threat has disappeared.
cease • Almost miraculously, the noise ceased.
vanish • Dinosaurs vanished from the earth millions of years ago.
7 be dismissed • He had made a humiliating tactical error, and had to go.
be laid off
get the sack
get the chop
get your P45 (informal)
8 belongDictionary • The shoes go on the shoe shelf.
belong • This piece really belongs in a museum.
9 dieDictionary • I want you to have my jewellery after I've gone.
die • His mother died when he was a child.
perish • the ferry disaster in which 193 passengers perished
buy it (US, slang)
expire • He expired in excruciating agony.
check out (US, slang)
kick it (slang)
croak (slang) • The old man finally croaked at the age of 92.
give up the ghost
snuff it (informal)
peg out (informal)
kick the bucket (slang) • I don't plan on kicking the bucket for another thirty years.
peg it (informal)
cark it (Australian, New Zealand, slang)
pop your clogs (informal)
10 becomeDictionary • You'd better serve it up before it goes cold.
get • The boys were getting bored.
turn • The police think that things could turn nasty.
11 proceedDictionary • She says everything is going smoothly.
develop • They allowed me to develop their original idea.
turn out • It turned out that I knew the person who got shot.
work out • Things didn't work out as planned.
fare • The show fared quite well.
pan out (informal) • None of his ideas panned out.
12 functionDictionary • My car isn't going very well at the moment.
function • The authorities say the prison is now functioning properly.
work • The pump doesn't work and we have no running water.
run • the staff who have kept the bank running
operate • the number of fax machines operating around the world
perform • This car performs well.
13 soundDictionary • The bell went for the break.
sound • A silvery bell sounded somewhere.
ring • He heard the school bell ring.
toll • Church bells tolled and black flags fluttered.
chime • The Guildhall clock chimed three o'clock.
peal • The church bells pealed at the stroke of midnight.
14 matchDictionary • That jacket and those trousers don't really go.
match • Their strengths in memory and spatial skills matched.
blend • Make sure all the patches blend together
correspond • The two maps of London correspond closely.
fit • Her daughter doesn't fit the current feminine ideal.
suit • I don't think a sedentary life would altogether suit me.
harmonize • The music had to harmonize with the seasons.
15 be used up • After a couple of years, all her money had gone.
be used up
1 attemptDictionary • It took us two goes to get the colour right.
attempt • a deliberate attempt to destabilize defence
try • I didn't really expect anything, but it was worth a try.
effort • He made no effort to hide.
bid • a bid to silence its critics
crack (informal) • I'd love to have a crack at the title next year.
essay • His first essay in running a company was a disaster.
stab (informal) • Several times tennis stars have had a stab at acting.
whack (informal) • Let me have a whack at trying to fix the car.
2 turnDictionary • Whose go is it next?
turn • Let each child have a turn at fishing.
shot (informal) • He will be given a shot at the world title.
spell • There has been a spell of dry weather.
stint • a five-year stint in Hong Kong
3 energyDictionary (informal) • For an old woman she still has a lot of go in her.
energy • At 65 years old, her energy and looks are wonderful.
life • The town itself was full of life and character.
drive • He is best remembered for his drive and enthusiasm.
spirit • They played with spirit.
pep • They need something to put the pep back in their lives.
vitality • He fell in love with her for her vitality and sense of fun.
vigour • He lacks the vigour of a normal, healthy teenager.
verve • He played with great style and verve.
force • slamming the door behind her with all her force
get-up-and-go (informal) • She's got more get-up-and-go than anyone I know.
brio • The performance was full of brio.
vivacity • She danced past, bubbling with vivacity.
PHRASAL VERBS:▷ go about something
▷ go ahead
▷ go away
▷ go back
▷ go by
▷ go down
▷ go far
▷ go off
▷ go on
▷ go out
▷ go under
▷ go up
IDIOM:▷ no go
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attemptIf you make an attempt to do something, you try to do it, often without success.
• a deliberate attempt to destabilize defence
belongIf a person or thing belongs in a particular place or situation, that is where they should be.
• This piece really belongs in a museum.
have a home,
have a rightful place
have a home,
have a rightful place
bidA bid for something or a bid to do something is an attempt to obtain it or do it.
• a bid to silence its critics
Thesaurus for go from the Collins English Thesaurus
to move or proceed, esp to or from a point or in a certain direction