Phrasal verbs with 'Go'

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So many English students get frustrated and lose hope because they just can't figure out how to learn them. The good news is: if you're reading this post, then you haven't given up yet! That's probably because you know that learning phrasal verbs can drastically improve your English speaking and comprehension skills.

A phrasal verb is a verb followed by a preposition or an adverb. The combination creates a meaning different from the original verb.

Phrasal Verbs with GO 

Phrasal VerbMeaningExample
Go afterPursue (an object or a goal)Emma went after her dreams and now she is an actress.
Go alongContinue an activityHe added funny details to the story as he went along.
Go along (with)Agree with; accept; support an ideaAlex tends to go along with anything his wife says.
Go awayLeave a place
We decided to go away for a few days.
Go awayDisappear-I still can't get the stain to go away.
-The medication should make the pain go away.
Go backReturnChildren go back to school after the holidays.
Go byPass-Put up your hand or the bus will go by without stopping.
-Time goes by so quickly!
Go downDecrease; reduceThe price of property has gone down a bit lately.
Go down withBecome ill with a diseaseHalf the team has gone down with the 'flu.
Go forTry to achieve or attainJack trained hard and decided to go for the gold medal.
Go inEnterThere's a hotel. Let's go in and book a room.
Go into (+noun)Enter
Go into the bakery and see if they sell croissants.
Go into (+ noun)Join or enter a professionTom decided to go into the army when he left school.
Go in forHave something as a hobbyAnne really doesn't go in for sports.
Go offExplode
A bomb went off in a crowded restaurant.
Go offRing/make a loud noiseThe alarm clock was set to go off at 6 am.
Go offStop workingThe heating has gone off.  It's freezing in here!
Go offNo longer good to eat or drinkThe milk has gone off. Don't drink it.
Go offNo longer like or enjoyMy grandmother has gone off doing crosswords.
Go onContinueSorry for interrupting. Please go on.
Go outLeave one's home to attend a social eventMany young people go out a lot.
Go outStop burning; be extinguishedThe ights went out before we got to the door.
Go outBe sentThe letter went out yesterday.
Go out withHave someone as a boyfriend/girlfriend.Is Julie going out with Tom?
Go overReviewPlease go over your answers before handing in your paper.
Go upIncrease; riseThe price of petrol is expected to go up.
Go throughExperience
Pete went through a lot of pain after the accident.
Go throughExamine; study carefullyYou should go through the contract before signing it.
Go through withProceed with somethingBill and Amy finally went through with the divorce.
Go with/togetherMatch; harmonise withThat jacket doesn't go with the skirt.
Go withoutAbstain from; skip

Tony had to go without lunch to finish the report.


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