English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'go at something'

(phrasal verb) 
He went at this unpleasant task with grim determination.
Synonyms
set about
,
start
She started counting up the coins.
,
begin
The US wants to begin talks immediately.
,
tackle
We need to tackle these problems and save people's lives.
,
set to
,
get down to
,
wade into
,
get to work on
,
make a start on
,
get cracking on (informal)
,
address yourself to
,
get weaving on (informal)
See go

Additional synonyms

in the sense of begin
Definition
to start (something)
The US wants to begin talks immediately.
Synonyms
embark on,
set about,
make a beginning,
set on foot
in the sense of start
Definition
to begin (something or to do something)
She started counting up the coins.
Synonyms
set about,
embark upon,
take the plunge (informal),
take the first step,
make a beginning,
put your hand to the plough (informal)
in the sense of tackle
Definition
to deal with (a problem or task) in a determined way
We need to tackle these problems and save people's lives.
Synonyms
deal with,
take on,
set about,
wade into,
get stuck into (informal),
sink your teeth into,
apply yourself to,
come or get to grips with,
step up to the plate (informal)

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Thesaurus for go at something from the Collins English Thesaurus
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