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go to (third-person singular simple present goes to, present participle going to, simple past went to, past participle gone to)

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see go,‎ to.
  2. To attend an event or a sight.
    We went to a concert for my birthday.
  3. (idiomatic) To attend classes at a school as a student.
    He went to the University of Kansas for almost two years before he dropped out.
  4. To tend to support.
    The study goes to the point I was making earlier about subsidies.
  5. (intransitive, archaic) To get to work; (imperatively) come on.
    • 1611, The Bible, Authorized (King James) Version, Judges VII.3:
      Now therefore go to, proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, Whosoever is fearful and afraid, let him return and depart early from mount Gilead.
  6. (intransitive, archaic) Used imperatively to express protest or surprise; "come, now!".
    • c. 1588, William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act V, Scene I:
      Doctor: Go to, go to. You have known what you should not.
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 3, ch. VIII, Unworking Aristocracy
      Benedict the Jew in vain pleaded parchments; his usuries were too many. The King said, “Go to, for all thy parchments, thou shalt pay just debt; down with thy dust, or observe this tooth-forceps!”




go to (plural go tos) (sometimes capitalised)

  1. (computing) The branching construct GOTO.

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