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phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theygo without
he/she/itgoes without
present participlegoing without
past tensewent without
past participlegone without
  1. 1
    go without something to live without something that you need or would like to have

    Three villages have gone without water for days.

    go without doing something:

    He went without sleeping for two days.

  2. 2
    it goes without saying (that) used when you think that someone will already know what you are going to tell them because it is so obvious

    It goes without saying that consumers would be happier if prices were lower.

  3. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    to suffer extreme poverty or deprivation

    My family didn’t have a great deal of money, but we didn’t go without.

    Submitted by Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 29/11/2015
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