2 noun
go2 S1 plural goes


[countable] an attempt to do something:
'I can't open this drawer.' 'Here. let me have a go.'
On the tour, everyone can have a go at making a pot.
I'd thought about it for some time and decided to give it a go (=try to do something).
I had a good go (=tried hard) at cleaning the silver.
at/in one go
Ruby blew out all her candles at one go.
I'm not sure it will work but it's worth a go.

your turn

[countable] someone's turn in a game or someone's turn to use something:
Whose go is it?
It's your go.
Can I have a go on your guitar?
Don't I get a go?

make a go of something

informal to make something succeed, especially a business or marriage:
Nikki was determined to make a go of the business.
Many businesses are struggling hard to make a go of it.

£3/$50 etc a go

informal used for saying how much it costs to do something or buy something:
At £3 a go, the cards are not cheap.

on the go

a) if you have something on the go, you have started it and are busy doing it:
Even with three top films on the go, Michelle is reluctant to talk about herself.
He has at least two other projects on the go.
b) very busy doing a lot of things:
Children are always on the go.

something is a go

American English spoken used to say that things are working correctly or that you have permission to do something:
The trip to London is a go.

something is (a) no go

spoken used to say that something is not allowed or will not happen:
The hotel is no go for dogs.
no-go area

it's all go

British English spoken it is very busy:
It's all go around here.
It's all go in the commercial property market.

have a go

spoken, especially British English
a) to criticize someone:
You're always having a go.
have a go at
Will you stop having a go at me!
have a go at somebody for/about something
Mum had a go at me for not doing my homework.
b) to attack someone:
A whole gang of yobs were standing around, just waiting to have a go.
c) SC to try to catch someone who you see doing something wrong, rather than waiting for the police:
The public should not be encouraged to have a go.


[uncountable] British English energy and a desire to do things:
There's plenty of go in him yet.

all the go

old-fashioned very fashionable

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