Phrasal Verbs with GO

go after
to try to get something
If you want the job, you should just go after it.

go against
to not agree with something
He will not do anything that goes against his principles.

go ahead
to happen
The party went ahead as planned despite the weather.

go along
to continue to happen or develop
The project is going along smoothly.

go along with
to agree with somebody or something
They refused to go along with our plan.

go away
to disappear; to stop existing
Ignoring the problem will not make it go away.

go back
to have existed since or for a particular time
The tradition goes back at least 100 years.

go before
to be presented for discussion, decision or judgement
The proposal will go before the committee today.

go by
to pass
Things will get easier as time goes by.

go by
to do something according to a set of rules or laws
I’m sorry, but we have to go by the rules.

go down
to fall; to become lower
Prices are not expected to go down soon.

go down
to become worse
The quality of their products has been going down.

go for
to try to get something
There were 500 people going for just two jobs.

go for
to choose something
I think I’ll go for the chocolate cake.

go for
to like a particular type of person or thing
I don’t really go for horror movies.

go into
to start working in a particular type of job
She has decided to go into journalism.

go into
to explain or describe something in detail
I do not want to go into the matter now.

go off
to make a sudden loud noise
Everybody ran out when the fire alarm went off.

go off
to stop working
The lights in the building suddenly went off.

go off with
to take away something that does not belong to you
Someone went off with my phone charger.

go on
to continue happening
The meeting went on a lot longer than I expected.

go on
to continue doing something
He went on working until he was 70.

go on
to continue to be in the same situation
We can’t go on like this.

go on
to continue talking
Please go on. I didn’t mean to interrupt you.

go on
to talk too much or too long
He went on and on about his problems.

go out
to leave your house for an activity or to enjoy yourself
Are you going out tonight?

go out
to have a romantic relationship with someone
They have been going out for three years now.

go out
to be sent
The invitations haven’t gone out yet.

go out
to stop burning or shining
When we woke up, the fire had gone out.

go out
to stop being popular
That hairstyle went out years ago.

go over
to check something carefully
The lawyers are going over the details of the contract.

go through
to experience something
I understand what you’re going through.

go under
to fail and stop operating
Many companies went under during the recession.

go with
to look good or attractive in combination with something
The furniture really goes with the rest of the room.

go without
to live or continue without having something
Some villages have gone without water for days.