go for

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v go for intend with some possibility of fulfilment "I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening"
    • v go for give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to "I cannot accept your invitation","I go for this resolution"
    • v go for make an attempt at achieving something "She tried for the Olympics"
    • v go for have a fancy or particular liking or desire for "She fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler's window"
    • v go for be pertinent or relevant or applicable "The same laws apply to you!","This theory holds for all irrational numbers","The same rules go for everyone"
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"'I AM GOING IN FOR A PRIZE COMPETITION.'" "'I AM GOING IN FOR A PRIZE COMPETITION.'"
Going down for the third time Going down for the third time

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It is estimated that 93% of American children will go out trick or treating for Halloween
    • Go for to pass for: to attack: to take up a line of policy
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Quotations

  • Seneca
    Seneca
    “It is medicine, not scenery, for which a sick man must go searching.”
  • Mae West
    Mae%20West
    “I go for two kinds of men. The kind with muscles, and the kind without.”
  • Bob Richards
    Bob Richards
    “You are what you think. You are what you go for. You are what you do!”
  • Saying
    Saying
    “Living in the past has one thing going for it; it's cheaper!”
  • Wayne Gretzky
    Wayne Gretzky
    “The only way a kid is going to practice is if it's total fun for him... and it was for me.”
  • Henny Youngman
    Henny Youngman
    “If your going to do something tonight that you'll be sorry for in the morning, sleep late.”

Idioms

Go for broke - If someone goes for broke, they risk everything they have for a potentially greater gain.
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Go for the jugular - If you go for the jugular, you attack someone where they are most vulnerable.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gán, contr. for gangan, to go; cf. Ger. gehen, Dut. gaan.

Usage

In literature:

She cannot imagine what harm it could do you to go for once.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
In that way the bank could be kept going for a good many months, which would give time for things to take a turn.
"A Girl of the Commune" by George Alfred Henty
But I'm afraid it will go for more than I have.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
It was for Sixth form boys under seventeen, and he meant to go in for it!
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
Why had they let Noyes go for a paltry L5,000?
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
Why don't you go for help?
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
We started for it as fast as we could go, for we knew we had no time to lose.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
I've got to go for the doctor and I can't leave her alone.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Well, I must go for Meyrick and a nurse, and we must isolate and make a fight for it.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
But if you can wait a few months longer I will go for you.
"Allison Bain" by Margaret Murray Robertson
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In poetry:

He must have let thee go,
Had he thy mistress heard;
For death could not say-no,
To prayers that she preferred.
"On The Death Of A Musical Bird" by William Crafts
They left their sad young sister
and sailed for many a mile:
brothers going birding
and bound for Kolbeinn's Isle.
"Kolbeinn's Isle" by Jonas Hallgrimsson
"As angels must, then, pity me,
So tempted and so blessed!
And teach me how, O loved and lost,
To go to Him for rest!
"The Unseen Preacher" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
Then the traveler in the dark
Thanks you for your tiny spark,
He could not see where to go
If you did not twinkle so.
"The Star" by Jane Taylor
Beneath the dawn and the bough
I heard them arise and go:
And my heart it is aching now
For the more it will never know.
"Exmoor Verses" by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
The rich are going to their homes,
The clouds of dust arise;
For rich men always try to cast
The dust in poor men's eyes.
"The Walk Home From Beldagon" by Ernest Jones

In news:

Limpet 's reputation is another thing the company has going for it, when it comes to generating business.
Our tendency during those times is to go for prepared foods or take out, neither of which is particularly good for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Can you name any other club night that's been going for as long as Lipgloss and has managed not just to survive, but thrive, despite the change in personnel.
Irv Gordon, a retired science teacher from East Patchogue, New York, has managed to keep his 1966 Volvo P1800 going for four decades and over 2.7 million miles.
You don't go to Brennan's for designer cocktails, and you don't go for a blurry stream of canned domestics and shots of paint-thinner-flavored brown liquor.
You come out, feeling optimistic and ready to go for the win, and things go south in a hurry.
If they're going for more than a few miles, they need to take the obvious — food and water — but they also need to plan for the unexpected.
"Prayers for whoever that siren is going for," Gallimore said, and resumed.
Whether you want to learn to fly or just go for a ride in an airplane, the Lebanon Municipal Airport is the place to go.
Now, he's going to try to keep it going for three more years.
Just as a financial co- signer has to align with various financial and employment criteria for approval from a bank, the same should go for those "life" co- signers who speak on behalf of the decisions of others.
The very cold temps that we had around the region combined with the light snowfall can and often does make for a treacherous go for drivers.
He's a dog who likes to go for rides in cars and loves to go for walks.
On a hunt for a place to go for Sunday brunch, we booked it over to the old fashioned breakfast bar in Saratoga, the Country Corner Cafe, where they make homemade jam.
Go for the Star Trek, stay for the Lamb Chop.
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In science:

We are now going to apply the definition (23) for the variation of energy to obtain an expression for the Einstein-Maxwell Lagrangian, writing for convenience only the terms regarding the electromagnetic field, since the ones for the gravitational field are well known from the previous Section.
The First Law of Isolated Horizons via Noether Theorem
For arbitrary sequence satisfying the condition of proposition splitting at J yields one part converging to µ−1 PJ n=1 rnW (n)/n and another part estimated by a solution with reward sequence decreasing for n > J , thus going to 0 as J grows.(cid:3) Now we are in a position to improve on the asymptotics of an = EKn .
Bernoulli Sieve
We present here for the first time an extensive grid of models, accounting for the effects of the wind anisotropy, going through the WR phase.
Stellar evolution with rotation X: Wolf-Rayet star populations at solar metallicity
For any v , w ∈ T , the only non-self-intersecting path going from v to w is [[v , w ]], i.e. for any continuous injective function s 7→ vs from [0, 1] to T with v0 = v and v1 = w , {vs : s ∈ [0, 1]} = [[v , w ]].
The genealogy of self-similar fragmentations with negative index as a continuum random tree
Our first theorem is telling us that for any line going through the origin which contains lattice points at all, the maximal local time has the same order of magnitude as for the whole plane.
Maximal local time of a d-dimensional simple random walk on subsets
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