goes : Common Errors in English

About goes

“So he goes, “I thought your birthday was tomorrow,” and I’m—like— ”well, duh!” Perhaps this bizarre pattern developed in analogy to childish phrases such as “the cow goes “moo” ” and “the piggy goes ” oink, oink.” Is there any young person unaware that the use of “go” to mean “say” drives most adults crazy? Granted, it’s deliberate slang rather than an involuntary error; but if you get into the habit of using it all the time, you may embarrass yourself in front of a class by saying something witless like “So then Juliet goes ‘A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.’”

goes Meaning(s)

  • (n) a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
  • (n) street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
  • (n) a usually brief attempt
  • (n) a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; the object is to surround and so capture the opponent's counters
  • (v) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
  • (v) follow a procedure or take a course
  • (v) move away from a place into another direction
  • (v) enter or assume a certain state or condition
  • (v) be awarded; be allotted
  • (v) have a particular form
  • (v) stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
  • (v) follow a certain course
  • (v) be abolished or discarded
  • (v) be or continue to be in a certain condition
  • (v) make a certain noise or sound
  • (v) perform as expected when applied
  • (v) to be spent or finished
  • (v) progress by being changed
  • (v) continue to live through hardship or adversity
  • (v) pass, fare, or elapse; of a certain state of affairs or action
  • (v) pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
  • (v) be in the right place or situation
  • (v) be ranked or compare
  • (v) begin or set in motion
  • (v) have a turn; make one's move in a game
  • (v) be contained in
  • (v) be sounded, played, or expressed
  • (v) blend or harmonize
  • (v) lead, extend, or afford access
  • (v) be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired
  • (v) go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way
  • (v) be spent
  • (v) give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number
  • (v) stop operating or functioning
  • (a) functioning correctly and ready for action

goes in News

  1. LOCAL THEATER: Ovation! goes front and center for 'Les Miserables'

    Ovation! goes front and center for ‘Les Miserables’
    on June 17, 2013 Source: The Kitsap Sun

  2. Topey goes 'Ship's Ahoy'

    On The Job Topey goes 'Ship's Ahoy' Did she bring her back to port? Melissa Topey Port Clinton Jun 17, 2013 if (!window.OX_ads) { OX_ads = []; } OX_ads.push({ "auid" : "417989" }); document.write(' '); I was captain of a $5 million, 96-foot boat. For a few minutes, anyway. On a recent weekday, I elbowed up next to Capt. Matthew Miller for a run of the William Market, from Catawba Island to Put ...
    on June 17, 2013 Source: The Sandusky Register

  3. Miss USA Crown Goes to Connecticut Contestant

    Miss USA crown goes to 25-year-old Connecticut contestant during Las Vegas pageant        
    on June 17, 2013 Source: ABC News

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