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noun go pronunciation in British English /ɡəʊ/
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  1. 1
    [countable] an attempt to do something
    have a go at (doing) something: She once had a go at writing a novel but quickly gave up.
    give something a go (=try to do it): I’d thought about skiing for some time and finally decided to give it a go this winter.
    at/in one go: Don’t try to eat the whole thing in one go.
    1. a.
      British your chance to play in a game or to take part in an activity
      Whose go is it?
      have a go on something: Have a go on my exercise bike if you want.
      £1/£2 etc a go: Donkey rides are £3 a go.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] British informal energy and enthusiasm
    She’s always so full of go.
  3. 4
    [singular] American informal a situation in which something that has been planned can happen or be done
    It looks like the party tonight is a go.



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