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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theygo along
he/she/itgoes along
present participlegoing along
past tensewent along
past participlegone along
  1. 1
    to continue to happen or develop

    Everything was going along just fine until she turned up!

    1. a.
      to continue doing something
      as someone goes along (=while doing something else):

      The teacher seemed to be making up the lesson as he went along.

  2. 2
    to travel somewhere with someone else

    He’s going to York tomorrow and I think I might just go along too.

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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