What does ‘go’ mean?

The word ‘go’ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning involves movement from one place to another or to leave.

For example:

  • I’m going to Lapland on Sunday. (movement)
  • Go away! You’re being annoying. (leave)

Go is an irregular verb. The past tense is went and the past participle is gone.

phrasal verbs with go

Phrasal verbs with ‘go’ include:

  • Go about (do something)
  • Go across (move from one side/place to another)
  • Go after (chase)
  • Go against (opposite)
  • Go ahead (continue)
  • Go along with (agree)
  • Go around/round (visit, circulate)
  • Go at (attack)
  • Go away (disappear or go on holiday)
  • Go back (return)
  • Go by (pass)
  • Go down (decrease/sink)
  • Go for (attack or choose)
  • Go forward (proceed)
  • Go in (enter)
  • Go into (discuss in detail, enter )
  • Go off (explode, turn bad, dislike)
  • Go on (continue, happen)
  • Go out (leave)
  • Go over (visit, review)
  • Go past (pass)
  • Go through (examine, experience, enter)
  • Go through with (complete)
  • Go to (allocate)
  • Go together (complement)
  • Go towards (contribute, move closer)
  • Go under (become bankrupt, sink)
  • Go up (increase)
  • Go up to (reach, approach)
  • Go with (accompany nicely)
  • Go without (not have something)
phrasal verbs with go

Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘go’ in more detail and see some examples in use.

go phrasal verbs - go about
phrasal verbs with go - go across
phrasal verbs with go - go after
phrasal verbs with go - go against
phrasal verbs with go - go ahead
phrasal verbs with go - go along with
phrasal verbs with go - go around/round
phrasal verbs with go - go at
phrasal verbs with go - go away
phrasal verbs with go - go back
phrasal verbs with go - go by
phrasal verbs with go - go down
phrasal verbs with go - go for
phrasal verbs with go - go forward
phrasal verbs with go - go in
phrasal verbs with go - go into
phrasal verbs with go - go off
go phrasal verbs - go on
phrasal verbs with go - go out
phrasal verbs with go - go over
go phrasal verbs - go past
go phrasal verbs - go through with
phrasal verbs with go - go through
go phrasal verbs - go together
phrasal verbs with go - go towards
phrasalverbs with go - go under
phrasal verbs with go - go up to
go phrasal verbs - go up
phrasal verbs with go - go with

You can download a table of phrasal verbs with go below.

idioms with verbs – GO

Did you know that many idiomatic expressions (idioms) in English also contain a lot of verbs? Just like phrasal verbs, idioms are a major part of the English language (slang in particular). They are used constantly amongst native English speakers and are handy to know and understand.

Now you’ve learnt all the phrasal verbs with go, how about learning the idioms with go too?