Synonyms of 'go at something'
He went at this unpleasant task with grim determination.
She started counting up the coins.
The US wants to begin talks immediately.
tackle, , , ,
We need to tackle these problems and save people's lives.
get to work on,
make a start on,
get cracking on (informal),
address yourself to,
get weaving on (informal)
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in the sense of begin
to start (something)The US wants to begin talks immediately.
in the sense of start
to begin (something or to do something)She started counting up the coins.
in the sense of tackle
to deal with (a problem or task) in a determined wayWe need to tackle these problems and save people's lives.
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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