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Depart vs. Go: What's the Difference?

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on October 10, 2023
"Depart" means to leave a specific place or start a journey, while "Go" is a broader term indicating any kind of movement or progression.

Key Differences

"Depart" and "Go" are both verbs that denote some form of movement or transition. However, "Depart" typically signifies the beginning of a journey or leaving a particular location. It often carries with it a sense of formality or finality. In contrast, "Go" is more general and can refer to any movement, not strictly from one place to another.
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In everyday usage, "Depart" is often associated with travel, especially in more official or scheduled contexts, such as a flight departing from an airport. On the other hand, "Go" is versatile and is used in a variety of contexts, from simple movements like "go to the store" to abstract notions like "go crazy."
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Oct 10, 2023
From a grammatical standpoint, both "Depart" and "Go" can be used as main verbs in a sentence. However, "Depart" is usually transitive when specifying a departure point, while "Go" can be both transitive and intransitive. For instance, one might "depart from New York" but simply "go home" or "go quickly."
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In idiomatic expressions, "Go" is far more prevalent. Phrases like "go with the flow," "go for it," or "go the extra mile" show the diverse range of meanings and applications of "Go." In contrast, "Depart" has fewer idiomatic uses, retaining its primary sense of leaving or setting out.
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Oct 10, 2023
Lastly, in terms of tone, "Depart" can sound more formal and is less commonly used in casual conversation compared to the ubiquitous "Go." If someone says, "I must depart," it sounds more ceremonious than simply saying, "I have to go."
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Oct 10, 2023
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Comparison Chart

Primary Meaning

To leave a specific place or start a journey.
To move or proceed.
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Contextual Usage

Formal, often related to travel.
Broad, versatile, used in various contexts.
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Grammatical Nature

Usually transitive with a specified departure point.
Can be both transitive and intransitive.
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Idiomatic Use

Limited idiomatic usage.
Widespread in idioms and expressions.
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Tone

More formal.
Neutral, commonly used in everyday speech.
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Depart and Go Definitions

Depart

To deviate from a standard or norm.
The sequel departs from the original storyline.
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Go

To move from one place to another.
Let's go to the park.
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Depart

To die or exit life.
The beloved author departed last year.
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Go

To become or transform into a certain state.
When things go wrong, stay calm.
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Depart

To go away or leave, especially in a grand manner.
He departed the party without saying goodbye.
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Go

To move or travel; proceed
We will go by bus. Solicitors went from door to door seeking donations. How fast can the boat go?.
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Depart

To leave a place, especially to start a journey.
The train departs at 9 AM.
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Go

To move away from a place; depart
Go before I cry.
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Depart

To go away; leave
I depart for the islands at noon.
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Go

To pursue a certain course
Messages that go through diplomatic channels to the ambassador.
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Depart

To die.
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Go

To resort to another, as for aid
Went directly to the voters of her district.
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Depart

To vary, as from a regular course; deviate
Depart from custom.
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Go

To extend between two points or in a certain direction; run
Curtains that go from the ceiling to the floor.
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Depart

To go away from; leave
"I departed the oppressive building quickly ... without a backward glance" (Joyce Carol Oates).
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Go

To give entry; lead
A stairway that goes to the basement.
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Depart

(intransitive) To leave.
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Go

To function properly
The car won't go.
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Depart

(intransitive) To set out on a journey.
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Go

To have currency.
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Depart

To die.
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Go

To pass from one person to another; circulate
Wild rumors were going around the office.
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Depart

To disappear, vanish; to cease to exist.
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Go

To pass as the result of a sale
The gold watch went to the highest bidder.
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Depart

(intransitive) To deviate (from), be different (from), fail to conform.
His latest statements seemed to depart from party policy somewhat.
To depart from a title or defence in legal pleading
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Go

(Informal) Used as an intensifier or to indicate annoyance when joined by and to a coordinate verb
She went and complained to Personnel.
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Depart

(transitive) To go away from; to leave.
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Go

Used in the progressive tense with an infinitive to indicate future intent or expectation
I am going to learn how to dance.
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Depart

To divide up; to distribute, share.
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Go

To continue to be in a certain condition or continue an activity
Go barefoot.
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Depart

To separate, part.
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Go

To come to be in a certain condition
Go mad.
Hair that had gone gray.
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Depart

(obsolete) Division; separation, as of compound substances.
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Go

To continue to be in effect or operation
A lease with one year to go.
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Depart

(obsolete) A going away; departure.
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Go

To carry out an action to a certain point or extent
Your parents went to great expense to put you through college.
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Depart

To part; to divide; to separate.
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Go

To be called; be known
Our friend William often goes by Billy.
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Depart

To go forth or away; to quit, leave, or separate, as from a place or a person; to withdraw; - opposed to arrive; - often with from before the place, person, or thing left, and for or to before the destination.
I will depart to mine own land.
Ere thou from hence depart.
He which hath no stomach to this fight,Let him depart.
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Go

To be customarily located; belong
The fork goes to the left of the plate. Where do the plates go?.
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Depart

To forsake; to abandon; to desist or deviate (from); not to adhere to; - with from; as, we can not depart from our rules; to depart from a title or defense in legal pleading.
If the plan of the convention be found to depart from republican principles.
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Go

To be capable of entering or fitting
Will the suitcase go into the trunk of your car?.
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Depart

To pass away; to perish.
The glory is departed from Israel.
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Go

To pass into someone's possession
All the jewelry went to her heirs.
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Depart

To quit this world; to die.
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace.
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Go

To be allotted
How much of your salary goes for rent?.
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Depart

To part thoroughly; to dispart; to divide; to separate.
Till death departed them, this life they lead.
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Go

To be a contributing factor
It all goes to show us that the project can be completed on time.
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Depart

To divide in order to share; to apportion.
And here is gold, and that full great plentee,That shall departed been among us three.
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Go

To have a particular form
As the saying goes.
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Depart

To leave; to depart from.
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Go

To be such, by and large
Well behaved, as big dogs go.
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Depart

Division; separation, as of compound substances into their ingredients.
The chymists have a liquor called water of depart.
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Go

To extend in time
The story goes back to the Middle Ages.
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Depart

A going away; departure; hence, death.
At my depart for France.
Your loss and his depart.
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Go

To pass by; elapse
The day went pleasantly enough until I received your call.
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Depart

Move away from a place into another direction;
Go away before I start to cry
The train departs at noon
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Go

To be used up or finished
My interest in such things has gone.
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Depart

Be at variance with; be out of line with
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Go

To be discarded or abolished
All luxuries will have to go.
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Depart

Leave;
The family took off for Florida
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Go

To become weak; fail
His hearing has started to go.
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Depart

Go away or leave
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Go

To give way; break up
The dam is about to go.
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Depart

Remove oneself from an association with or participation in;
She wants to leave
The teenager left home
She left her position with the Red Cross
He left the Senate after two terms
After 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes
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Go

To cease living; die.
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Depart

Wander from a direct or straight course
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Go

To happen or develop; fare
How are things going?.
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Depart

To set out for a destination.
She will depart for Paris tomorrow.
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Go

To have a successful outcome
Creativity that made the advertising campaign really go.
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Go

To be suitable or appropriate as an accessory or accompaniment
A color that goes beautifully with your complexion.
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Go

To have authority
Whatever I say goes.
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Go

To be valid, acceptable, or adequate.
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Go

(Informal) To urinate or defecate
I left the meeting early because I really had to go!.
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Go

(Informal) To begin an act
Here goes!.
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Go

(Obsolete) To walk.
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Go

To proceed or move according to
I was free to go my own way.
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Go

To traverse
Only two of the runners went the entire distance.
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Go

To engage in
Went skiing.
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Go

To bet
Go $20 on the black horse.
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Go

To bid
I'll go $500 on the vase.
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Go

To take on the responsibility or obligation for
Go bail for a client.
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Go

To participate to (a given extent)
Will you go halves with me if we win the lottery?.
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Go

To amount to; weigh
A shark that went 400 pounds.
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Go

(Sports) To have as a record
Went 3 for 4 against their best pitcher.
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Go

(Informal) To enjoy
I could go a cold beer right now.
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Go

(Informal) To say or utter. Used chiefly in verbal narration
First I go, "Thank you," then he goes, "What for?".
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Go

The act or an instance of going.
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Go

An attempt; an effort
Had a go at acting.
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Go

The time or period of an activity.
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Go

(Informal) Energy; vitality
Had lots of go.
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Go

The go-ahead.
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Go

Often Go The starting point
"And from Go there was something deliciously illicit about the whole affair" (Erica Abeel).
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Go

(Informal) A situation in which planned operations can be effectuated
The space mission is a go.
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Go

A board game of Chinese origin in which two players take turns placing counters on the points formed by the intersection of 19 vertical and 19 horizontal lines.
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Go

(Informal) Functioning correctly and ready for action
All systems are go.
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Go

To move:
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Go

(intransitive) To move through space (especially to or through a place). May be used of tangible things like people or cars, or intangible things like moods or information.
Why don’t you go with us?
This train goes through Cincinnati on its way to Chicago.
Chris, where are you going?
There's no public transit where I'm going.
Wow, look at him go!
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Go

(intransitive) To move or travel through time (either literally—in a fictional or hypothetical situation in which time travel is possible—or in one's mind or knowledge of the historical record). See also go back.
Yesterday was the second-wettest day on record; you have to go all the way back to 1896 to find a day when more rain fell.
Fans want to see the Twelfth Doctor go to the 51st century to visit River in the library.
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Go

(intransitive) To navigate (to a file or folder on a computer, a site on the internet, a memory, etc).
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Go

To move (a particular distance, or in a particular fashion).
We've only gone twenty miles today.
This car can go circles around that one.
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Go

(intransitive) To move or travel in order to do something, or to do something while moving.
We went swimming.
Let's go shopping.
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Go

(intransitive) To leave; to move away.
Please don't go!
I really must be going.
Workmen were coming and going at all hours of the night.
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Go

To walk; to travel on one's feet.
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Go

To work or function (properly); to move or perform (as required).
The engine just won't go anymore.
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Go

(intransitive) To start; to begin (an action or process).
Get ready, get set, go!
On your marks, get set, go!
On your marks, set, go!
Here goes nothing.
Let's go and hunt.
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Go

(intransitive) To take a turn, especially in a game.
It’s your turn; go.
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Go

(intransitive) To attend.
I go to school at the schoolhouse.
She went to Yale.
They only go to church on Christmas.
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Go

To proceed:
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Go

(intransitive) To proceed (often in a specified manner, indicating the perceived quality of an event or state).
That went well.
"How are things going?" "Not bad, thanks."
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Go

To proceed (especially to do something foolish).
Why'd you have to go and do that?
Why'd you have to go do that?
He just went and punched the guy.
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Go

To follow or travel along (a path):
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Go

To follow or proceed according to (a course or path).
Let's go this way for a while.
She was going that way anyway, so she offered to show him where it was.
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Go

To travel or pass along.
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Go

(intransitive) To extend (from one point in time or space to another).
This property goes all the way to the state line.
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Go

(intransitive) To lead (to a place); to give access to.
Does this road go to Fort Smith?
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Go

(copulative) To become. The adjective that follows usually describes a negative state.
You'll go blind.
The milk went bad / went sour.
I went crazy / went mad.
After failing as a criminal, he decided to go straight.
The video clip went viral.
Don't tell my Mum: she'll go ballistic.
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Go

To assume the obligation or function of; to be, to serve as.
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Go

To continuously or habitually be in a state.
I don't want my children to go hungry.
We went barefoot in the summer.
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Go

(copulative) To come to (a certain condition or state).
They went into debt, she goes to sleep around 10 o'clock.
The local shop wants to go digital, and eventually go global.
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Go

(intransitive) To change (from one value to another) in the meaning of wend.
The traffic light went straight from green to red.
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Go

To turn out, to result; to come to (a certain result).
How did your meeting with Smith go?
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Go

(intransitive) To tend (toward a result).
Well, that goes to show you.
These experiences go to make us stronger.
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Go

To contribute to a (specified) end product or result.
Qualities that go to make a lady / lip-reader / sharpshooter
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Go

To pass, to be used up:
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Go

To elapse, to pass; to slip away. Compare go by.
The time went slowly.
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Go

(intransitive) To end or disappear. Compare go away.
After three days, my headache finally went.
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Go

(intransitive) To be spent or used up.
His money went on drink.
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Go

(intransitive) To die.
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Go

To be lost or out:
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Go

To be lost.
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Go

To be out.
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Go

To break down or apart:
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Go

(intransitive) To collapse or give way, to break apart.
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Go

(intransitive) To break down or decay.
My mind is going.
She's 83; her eyesight is starting to go.
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Go

(intransitive) To be sold.
The car went for five thousand dollars.
The store is closing down so everything must go.
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Go

(intransitive) To be discarded or disposed of.
This chair has got to go.
All this old rubbish can go.
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Go

(intransitive) To be given, especially to be assigned or allotted.
The property shall go to my wife.
The award went to Steven Spielberg.
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Go

To survive or get by; to last or persist for a stated length of time.
How long can you go without water?
We've gone without your help for a while now.
I've gone ten days now without a cigarette.
Can you two go twenty minutes without arguing?!
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Go

To have a certain record.
They've gone one for three in this series.
The team is going five in a row.
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Go

To be authoritative, accepted, or valid:
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(intransitive) To have (final) authority; to be authoritative.
Whatever the boss says goes, do you understand?
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Go

(intransitive) To be accepted.
Anything goes around here.
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Go

(intransitive) To be valid.
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Go

To say (something), to make a sound:
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To say (something, aloud or to oneself). Often used in present tense.
I go, "As if!" And she was all like, "Whatever!"
As soon as I did it, I went "that was stupid."
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Go

(transitive) To make the (specified) sound.
Cats go "meow". Motorcycles go "vroom".
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Go

(intransitive) To sound; to make a noise.
I woke up just before the clock went.
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Go

To be expressed or composed (a certain way).
The tune goes like this.
As the story goes, he got the idea for the song while sitting in traffic.
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Go

(intransitive) To resort (to).
I'll go to court if I have to.
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Go

To apply or subject oneself to:
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Go

To apply oneself; to undertake; to have as one's goal or intention. Compare be going to.
I'm going to join a sports team.
I wish you'd go and get a job.
He went to pick it up, but it rolled out of reach.
He's going to leave town tomorrow.
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Go

(intransitive) To make an effort, to subject oneself (to something).
You didn't have to go to such trouble.
I never thought he'd go so far as to call you.
She went to great expense to help them win.
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Go

(intransitive) To work (through or over), especially mentally.
I've gone over this a hundred times.
Let's not go into that right now.
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Go

To fit (in a place, or together with something):
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Go

To fit.
Do you think the sofa will go through the door?
The belt just barely went around his waist.
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Go

(intransitive) To be compatible, especially of colors or food and drink.
This shade of red doesn't go with the drapes.
White wine goes better with fish than red wine.
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Go

(intransitive) To belong (somewhere).
My shirts go on this side of the wardrobe.
This piece of the jigsaw goes on the other side.
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Go

(intransitive) To date.
How long having they been going together?
He's been going with her for two weeks.
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Go

(transitive) To (begin to) date or have sex with (a particular race).
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Go

To attack:
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Go

(intransitive) To fight or attack.
I went at him with a knife.
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Go

To fight.
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Go

To attack.
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Go

To be in general; to be usually.
As sentences go, this one is pretty boring.
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Go

(transitive) To take (a particular part or share); to participate in to the extent of.
Let's go halves on this.
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Go

(transitive) To yield or weigh.
Those babies go five tons apiece.
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Go

To offer, bid or bet an amount; to pay.
That's as high as I can go.
We could go two fifty.
I'll go a ten-spot.
I'll go you a shilling.
I'll go him one better.
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Go

To enjoy. Compare go for.
I could go a beer right about now.
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Go

To urinate or defecate.
I really need to go.
Have you managed to go today, Mrs. Miggins?
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Go

(imperative) Expressing encouragement or approval.
Go, girl! You can do it!
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Go

(uncommon) The act of going.
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Go

A turn at something, or in something (e.g. a game).
You’ve been on that pinball machine long enough—now let your brother have a go.
It’s your go.
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Go

An attempt, a try.
I’ll give it a go.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

An approval or permission to do something, or that which has been approved.
We will begin as soon as the boss says it's a go.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

An act; the working or operation.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

A circumstance or occurrence; an incident, often unexpected.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

(dated) The fashion or mode.
Quite the go
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

(dated) Noisy merriment.
A high go
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

A glass of spirits; a quantity of spirits.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

(uncountable) Power of going or doing; energy; vitality; perseverance.
There is no go in him.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

(cribbage) The situation where a player cannot play a card which will not carry the aggregate count above thirty-one.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

A period of activity.
Ate it all in one go
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

A dandy; a fashionable person.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

(board game) A strategic board game, originally from China, in which two players (black and white) attempt to control the largest area of the board with their counters.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Working correctly and ready to commence operation; approved and able to be put into action.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Gone.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

To pass from one place to another; to be in motion; to be in a state not motionless or at rest; to proceed; to advance; to make progress; - used, in various applications, of the movement of both animate and inanimate beings, by whatever means, and also of the movements of the mind; also figuratively applied.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

To move upon the feet, or step by step; to walk; also, to walk step by step, or leisurely.
You know that loveWill creep in service where it can not go.
Thou must run to him; for thou hast staid so long that going will scarce serve the turn.
He fell from running to going, and from going to clambering upon his hands and his knees.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

To be passed on fron one to another; to pass; to circulate; hence, with for, to have currency; to be taken, accepted, or regarded.
The man went among men for an old man in the days of Saul.
[The money] should go according to its true value.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

To proceed or happen in a given manner; to fare; to move on or be carried on; to have course; to come to an issue or result; to succeed; to turn out.
How goes the night, boy ?
I think, as the world goes, he was a good sort of man enough.
Whether the cause goes for me or against me, you must pay me the reward.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

To proceed or tend toward a result, consequence, or product; to tend; to conduce; to be an ingredient; to avail; to apply; to contribute; - often with the infinitive; as, this goes to show.
Against right reason all your counsels go.
To master the foul flend there goeth some complement knowledge of theology.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

To apply one's self; to set one's self; to undertake.
Seeing himself confronted by so many, like a resolute orator, he went not to denial, but to justify his cruel falsehood.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

To proceed by a mental operation; to pass in mind or by an act of the memory or imagination; - generally with over or through.
By going over all these particulars, you may receive some tolerable satisfaction about this great subject.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

To be with young; to be pregnant; to gestate.
The fruit she goes with,I pray for heartily, that it may findGood time, and live.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

To move from the person speaking, or from the point whence the action is contemplated; to pass away; to leave; to depart; - in opposition to stay and come.
I will let you go, that ye may sacrifice to the Lord your God; . . . only ye shall not go very far away.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

To pass away; to depart forever; to be lost or ruined; to perish; to decline; to decease; to die.
By Saint George, he's gone!That spear wound hath our master sped.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

To reach; to extend; to lead; as, a line goes across the street; his land goes to the river; this road goes to New York.
His amorous expressions go no further than virtue may allow.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

To have recourse; to resort; as, to go to law.
They never go about . . . to hide or palliate their vices.
Then went this saying abroad among the brethren.
He . . . went aside privately into a desert place.
Nothing so ridiculous, . . . but it goes down whole with him for truth.
The law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
He was as ready to go in for statistics as for anything else.
The leaders . . . will not go off until they hear you.
The wedding went off much as such affairs do.
It is not easy to make a simile go on all fours.
There are other men fitter to go out than I.
What went ye out for to see ?
Life itself goes out at thy displeasure.
I must not go over Jordan.
Let me go over, and see the good land that is beyond Jordan.
Ishmael . . . departed to go over to the Ammonites.
If we go over the laws of Christianity, we shall find that . . . they enjoin the same thing.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

To take, as a share in an enterprise; to undertake or become responsible for; to bear a part in.
They to go equal shares in the booty.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

To bet or wager; as, I'll go you a shilling.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Act; working; operation.
So gracious were the goes of marriage.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

A circumstance or occurrence; an incident.
This is a pretty go.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

The fashion or mode; as, quite the go.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Noisy merriment; as, a high go.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

A glass of spirits.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Power of going or doing; energy; vitality; perseverance; push; as, there is no go in him.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

That condition in the course of the game when a player can not lay down a card which will not carry the aggregate count above thirty-one.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Something that goes or is successful; a success; as, he made a go of it; also, an agreement.
"Well," said Fleming, "is it a go?"
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

A time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else);
It's my go
A spell of work
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

A usually brief attempt;
He took a crack at it
I gave it a whirl
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

A board game for two players who place counters on a grid; the object is to surround and so capture the opponent's counters
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Change location; move, travel, or proceed;
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
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Follow a procedure or take a course;
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
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Move away from a place into another direction;
Go away before I start to cry
The train departs at noon
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Enter or assume a certain state or condition;
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!
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Be awarded; be allotted;
The first prize goes to Mary
Her money went on clothes
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Have a particular form;
The story or argument runs as follows
As the saying goes...
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point;
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
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Follow a certain course;
The inauguration went well
How did your interview go?
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Be abolished or discarded;
These ugly billboards have to go!
These luxuries all had to go under the Khmer Rouge
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Be or continue to be in a certain condition;
The children went hungry that day
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Make a certain noise or sound;
She went `Mmmmm'
The gun went `bang'
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Perform as expected when applied;
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
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

To be spent or finished;
The money had gone after a few days
Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Progress by being changed;
The speech has to go through several more drafts
Run through your presentation before the meeting
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Continue to live; endure or last;
We went without water and food for 3 days
These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America
The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

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
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Pass from physical life and lose all all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life;
She died from cancer
They children perished in the fire
The patient went peacefully
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

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?
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Be ranked or compare;
This violinist is as good as Juilliard-trained violinists go
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Begin or set in motion;
I start at eight in the morning
Ready, set, go!
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Have a turn; make one's move in a game;
Can I go now?
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Be contained in;
How many times does 18 go into 54?
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Be sounded, played, or expressed;
How does this song go again?
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Blend or harmonize;
This flavor will blend with those in your dish
This sofa won't go with the chairs
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Lead, extend, or afford access;
This door goes to the basement
The road runs South
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired;
This piece won't fit into the puzzle
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way;
Who rifled through my desk drawers?
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Be spent;
All my money went for food and rent
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number;
I plumped for the losing candidates
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Stop operating or functioning;
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
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

Functioning correctly and ready for action;
All systems are go
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 23, 2022

Go

To proceed or advance.
You should go with caution.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 10, 2023

Go

To function or operate.
The machine won't go.
Sara Rehman
Oct 10, 2023

Go

To attend or visit a place.
I'll go to the meeting tomorrow.
Sara Rehman
Oct 10, 2023

FAQs

Can "depart" be used in casual conversation?

Yes, but it's more formal than "go."
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 10, 2023

Can I use "depart" instead of "go" in all contexts?

Not always. "Depart" is specific to leaving, while "go" has varied uses.
Sara Rehman
Oct 10, 2023

Is "go" more commonly used than "depart"?

Yes, "go" is more versatile and used in everyday speech.
Harlon Moss
Oct 10, 2023

Is "go" always intransitive?

No, it can be both transitive and intransitive.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 10, 2023

Are "depart" and "go" synonyms?

While both indicate movement, "depart" is more specific to leaving a place, while "go" is broader.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 10, 2023

How is "go" used in the imperative?

As a command, like "Go away!"
Aimie Carlson
Oct 10, 2023

How do I use "go" in the past tense?

"Went" is the past tense of "go."
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 10, 2023

Can "depart" mean to deviate?

Yes, as in "depart from a norm."
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 10, 2023

Is "go" only about physical movement?

No, it can also indicate progression or a change in state.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 10, 2023

Can "depart" mean to die?

Yes, it can be a euphemism for death.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 10, 2023

Is "depart" used in aviation?

Yes, often referring to flights leaving.
Harlon Moss
Oct 10, 2023

Is "go" related to time?

It can be, as in "time goes by."
Janet White
Oct 10, 2023

Can "go" be used in expressions?

Yes, it's common in idioms like "go the extra mile."
Aimie Carlson
Oct 10, 2023

Does "depart" always need a specified departure point?

Often, but not always. One can just "depart" without specifying from where.
Janet White
Oct 10, 2023

Does "depart" have a noun form?

Yes, "departure."
Janet White
Oct 10, 2023

Can "depart" be used in literature?

Yes, often to describe a character leaving.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 10, 2023

How is "go" used in questions?

As in "Where did you go?"
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 10, 2023

Can "go" indicate functionality?

Yes, as in "the clock goes tick-tock."
Sara Rehman
Oct 10, 2023

Is "depart" used in idioms?

Less commonly than "go."
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 10, 2023

Are "depart" and "go" interchangeable?

Sometimes, but they have different nuances and specificities.
Sawaira Riaz
Oct 10, 2023
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