go at someone - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theygo at
he/she/itgoes at
present participlegoing at
past tensewent at
past participlegone at
  1. 1
    go at someone to attack someone violently

    The two boys were going at each other like mad dogs.

  2. 2
    go at something to do something with a lot of enthusiasm or energy

    Harbury was young and ambitious and went at things with a daunting eagerness.

See also main entry: go