going Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun the act of departing
going away; departure; leaving.
noun euphemistic expressions for death
loss; departure; exit; expiration; release; passing.
- thousands mourned his passing
noun advancing toward a goal
- persuading him was easy going
- the proposal faces tough sledding
verb change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
go; travel; move; locomote.
- How fast does your new car go?
- We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus
- The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect
- The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell
- news travelled fast
verb follow a procedure or take a course
go; move; proceed.
- We should go farther in this matter
- She went through a lot of trouble
- go about the world in a certain manner
- Messages must go through diplomatic channels
verb move away from a place into another direction
go; go away; depart.
- Go away before I start to cry
- The train departs at noon
verb enter or assume a certain state or condition
go; become; get.
- He became annoyed when he heard the bad news
- It must be getting more serious
- her face went red with anger
- She went into ecstasy
- Get going!
verb be awarded; be allotted
- The first prize goes to Mary
- Her money went on clothes
verb have a particular form
- the story or argument runs as follows
- as the saying goes...
verb stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
go; run; extend; lead; pass.
- Service runs all the way to Cranbury
- His knowledge doesn't go very far
- My memory extends back to my fourth year of life
- The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets
verb follow a certain course
- The inauguration went well
- how did your interview go?
verb be abolished or discarded
- These ugly billboards have to go!
- These luxuries all had to go under the Khmer Rouge
verb be or continue to be in a certain condition
- The children went hungry that day
verb make a certain noise or sound
- She went `Mmmmm'
- The gun went `bang'
verb perform as expected when applied
function; go; work; run; operate.
- The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in
- Does this old car still run well?
- This old radio doesn't work anymore
verb to be spent or finished
go; run short; run low.
- The money had gone after a few days
- Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest
verb progress by being changed
go; move; run.
- The speech has to go through several more drafts
- run through your presentation before the meeting
verb continue to live through hardship or adversity
live on; last; hold up; live; endure; hold out; go; survive.
- We went without water and food for 3 days
- These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America
- The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents
- how long can a person last without food and water?
verb pass, fare, or elapse; of a certain state of affairs or action
- How is it going?
- The day went well until I got your call
verb pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
decease; give-up the ghost; pop off; perish; die; buy the farm; snuff it; choke; drop dead; pass away; expire; exit; croak; pass; go; kick the bucket; conk; cash in one's chips.
- She died from cancer
- The children perished in the fire
- The patient went peacefully
- The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102
verb be in the right place or situation
- Where do these books belong?
- Let's put health care where it belongs--under the control of the government
- Where do these books go?
verb be ranked or compare
- This violinist is as good as Juilliard-trained violinists go
verb begin or set in motion
go; start; get going.
- I start at eight in the morning
- Ready, set, go!
verb have a turn; make one's move in a game
- Can I go now?
verb be contained in
- How many times does 18 go into 54?
verb be sounded, played, or expressed
- How does this song go again?
verb blend or harmonize
go; blend in; blend.
- This flavor will blend with those in your dish
- This sofa won't go with the chairs
verb lead, extend, or afford access
- This door goes to the basement
- The road runs South
verb be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired
- This piece won't fit into the puzzle
verb go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way
- Who rifled through my desk drawers?
verb be spent
- All my money went for food and rent
verb give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number
- I plumped for the losing candidates
verb stop operating or functioning
die; give out; give way; break; go; go bad; conk out; fail; break down.
- The engine finally went
- The car died on the road
- The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town
- The coffee maker broke
- The engine failed on the way to town
- her eyesight went after the accident
adjective satellite in full operation
- a going concern
The act of moving in any manner; traveling; as, the. goingis bad
Pregnancy; gestation; childbearing.Crew.
Course of life; behavior; doings; ways.
His eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings. Job xxxiv. 21.
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