Go

Go

, n. 1. Act; working; operation. [Obs.]
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So gracious were the goes of marriage.
Marston.
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2. A circumstance or occurrence; an incident. [Slang]
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This is a pretty go.
Dickens.
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3. The fashion or mode; as, quite the go. [Colloq.]
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4. Noisy merriment; as, a high go. [Colloq.]
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5. A glass of spirits. [Slang]
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6. Power of going or doing; energy; vitality; perseverance; push; as, there is no go in him. [Colloq.]
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7. (Cribbage) That condition in the course of the game when a player can not lay down a card which will not carry the aggregate count above thirty-one.
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8. Something that goes or is successful; a success; as, he made a go of it; also, an agreement.

"Well," said Fleming, "is it a go?"
Bret Harte.
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Great go, Little go, the final and the preliminary examinations for a degree. [Slang, Eng. Univ.] -- No go, a failure; a fiasco. [Slang] Thackeray. -- On the go, moving about; unsettled. [Colloq.]
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