go (two-word verbs)

go by – проходить
Time goes by very slowly when you’re waiting.
go for – набрасываться на…
I was very late and my boss went for me. He was really angry.
go in for – интересоваться, увлекаться
I don’t go in for sports, but I do go in for photography.
go off – убегать
This milk smells awful! It’s gone off.
– взрываться
The bomb went off, killing several bystanders.
– становиться хуже
The radio’s gone off. I think the battery’s dead.
– уходить
I used to like him, but I don’t now. I’ve gone off him.
go on  – происходить
What’s going on here? Come on, what’s happening?
– включаться
The lights in the street go on by themselves at dusk.
– продолжать
Don’t stop! It’s a good story. Please go on reading.
go out – заканчиваться, гаснуть
The forest fire went out after three weeks.
go out (with) – выходить в свет, встречаться (как парень с девушкой)
How long has Mary been going out with Arthur?
go over – проверять, тщательно осматривать
A traffic policeman stopped me and went over my car looking for faults.
go through – переносить
She’s gone through a terrible illness. That’s why she’s pale.
go under – разоряться
I think that company will go under. It’s losing thousands of pounds every day.
go with – подходить, сочетаться
I’ve bought a blue blouse to go with my blue skirt.
go without – обходиться без чего-то
When he became unemployed, he had to go without a lot of little luxuries.

2 thoughts on “go (two-word verbs)

  1. “go through” не только переносить. Это выражение вообще довольно часто используется. Вот тут например есть примеры:
    Every morning, she went through her mail over a cup of coffee.
    I went through a lengthy immigration process before I was allowed across the border.

    На работе я это выражение вообще постоянно слышу. Каждую неделю, и особенно от начальство. Например:
    Let’s have a meeting. We have a quite a few things to go through. В том разрезе, что у нас есть много чего обсудить.

    Или бывают, опять же от начальства, просьбы во такого характера: They’ve sent me an email, which I don’t quite understand. I’ll forward it to you. Could you please go through it and summarize for me.

    Бывает, что коллеги просят промощи: Can we go through this document together? То есть типа: Давай вместе почитаем этот документ, а то я что-то там не всё понимаю. Или: ты не поможешь мне разобраться с этим документом? Как-то так.

    Ну и про всякие уборки, субботники, зачистки:
    I went through my files and deleted 50 gigabytes of junk.
    I went through my cupboards and threw away plenty of cloths that I never wear.
    I went through my email and removed every single personal message from my work mailbox.

    И так далее.

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