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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theygo with
he/she/itgoes with
present participlegoing with
past tensewent with
past participlegone with
  1. 1
    go with something to be provided or offered together with something

    Does a car go with the job?

    1. a.
      to exist frequently with something

      A fair amount of stress seems to go with jobs like this.

  2. 2
    go with something to seem good, natural, or attractive in combination with something

    Which shoes go best with this dress?

  3. 3
    [usually progressive] go with someone informal to have a romantic or sexual relationship with someone

    I heard that Carol is going with the guy who works downstairs.

    1. a.
      informal to have sex with someone
  4. 4
    go with something to choose or accept something

    I think we should go with yellow for the walls.

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

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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