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go out

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgo out phrasal verb1 leave your houseSOCIALIZE to leave your house, especially in order to enjoy yourself Are you going out tonight? for We went out for a meal and then on to a movie.go out doing something Liam goes out drinking every Friday.go out to do something Can I go out to play now?go out and do something You should go out and get some fresh air.2 relationshipRELATIONSHIP to have a romantic relationship with someone They’ve been going out for two years now. with Tina used to go out with my brother. together How long have you been going out together?3 fire/lightSTOP something THAT IS HAPPENING to stop burning or shining Suddenly the candle went out.4 tv/radio British EnglishTELEVISION/RADIO to be broadcast on television or radio The programme goes out live at 5 o’clock on Mondays.5 be sent to be sent A copy of the instructions should go out with the equipment. The magazine goes out to all members at the end of the month.6 game/sport to stop playing in a competition because you have lost a game He went out in the first round.7 move abroadLEAVE YOUR HOME/COUNTRY to travel to another country in order to live and work there to They are looking for nurses to go out to Saudi Arabia.8 no longer fashionableFASHIONABLE to stop being fashionable or used Hats like that went out years ago. This kind of entertainment went out with the ark (=is very old-fashioned).9 seaDN when the tide goes out, the sea moves away from the land opp come in10 make publicPUBLICIZE/MAKE KNOWN if news or a message goes out, it is officially announced to everyone The appeal went out for food and medicines.11 your heart/thoughts go out to somebodySYMPATHIZE used to say that you feel sympathy for someone and are thinking about them Our hearts go out to the victim’s family.12 time [always + adverb/preposition] literaryFINISH/COME TO AN END to end March went out with high winds and rain. go→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
go outDon't let the campfire go out.Suddenly all the lights went out.When I got back the fire had gone out.The street lights have a light sensor that makes them automatically go out at dawn.I'm just going out for a minute, I won't be long.As she went out of the room she slammed the door.He's just gone out to buy some bread.Jogging went out when it was found to be harmful for the joints.I can't believe you're wearing those shoes -- they went out years ago!go forMaybe we could go out for a drink afterwards?My next new hair experience was that evening when I went out for a drink.Sometime after midnight on July 22, she went out for a walk.I decide to go out for cigarettes; a short walk will do me good.When he goes out for dinner, he often escapes to Rutherford County to avoid disgruntled constituents.He'd buy presents for the girls, we'd go out for fancy meals and have family days out.One night, she went out for the evening and discovered it was colder than she expected.Lads who spent the working day in jeans got dressed up in a suit to go out for the night.go withJack and I have been going out together for four years.Once, soon after the divorce, she had gone out with a resin salesman from New York.They are employed to go out with clients and then make honest evaluations of their dating skills.Men like that did not go out with girls like herself.He wrote and asked father if I might go out with him on one of his long walks.Can you believe she's going out with him?How long have you been going out with Mindy?It counts as only half a date if you go out with other couples.She's going out with some guy she met at work.He was going out with somebody else by then.Is she still going with that guy who works at the gas station?A copy of the test certification should either go out with the equipment, or be available at the point of hire.I might still want to go out with women.go toI used to go out to clubs a lot.My heart and prayers go out to Daniel.We go out to dinner quite a bit and we go see movies.The Chief Financial Officer went out to Korea to oversee the merger.One late autumn afternoon Snowy failed to turn up for his meal, so his master went out to look for him.It didn't leave much time for going out to play, and I resented it a great deal.Must love going out to pubs and clubs and having a good time!The word must have gone out to the neighborhood.He went out to West Africa in 1962 and has been there ever since.More importantly, they were able to offset totally any child-minding costs they incurred while going out to work.
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Verb table
go
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theygo
he, she, itgoes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywent
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave gone
he, she, ithas gone
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad gone
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill go
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have gone
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam going
he, she, itis going
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you, we, theyare going
Past
I, he, she, itwas going
you, we, theywere going
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been going
he, she, ithas been going
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been going
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be going
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been going
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