Last modified on 17 March 2015, at 15:57

go for



go for

  1. Used other than as an idiom: see go,‎ for.
    I'll go for some milk.
    If John goes for three days without sleep, he will be very tired.
    My wife hates football, and that goes for me as well.
    I'll go for a swim if it's warm enough.
    I need to go for a checkup at the clinic.
    Tickets are going for upwards of $100.
  2. (transitive) To try for, to attempt to reach.
    I'll go for the world record.
    Go for it!
  3. (transitive) To undertake (an action).
    His phone was off so I couldn't ask his permission, so I decided to just go for it.
  4. (transitive) To attack.
    Careful, he'll go for your throat!
  5. (transitive) To develop a strong interest in, especially in a sudden manner; to be infatuated with.
    Clyde took one look at Bonnie and really went for her.
  6. To favor, accept.
    Management won't go for such a risky project now.
    "Do you want to climb the mountain with me?" ― "Yeah, I could go for that."
  7. (transitive) To apply equally to.

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