go for (someone)

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go for (someone)

1. To physically attack someone with great ferocity or hostility. Watch out for that bull in the back field—he'll go for you if you get too close. John went for the burglar with a knife to defend his family.
2. To criticize, berate, or verbally harass someone at length and/or with great intensity. The foreign ambassador went for the president at the international summit, demanding an explanation for the recent espionage allegations.
3. To like or be attracted to someone romantically or sexually. He's not really my type—I don't usually go for guys with blonde hair. I tend to go for bookish girls who would rather read a book than stay out all night at a club.
References in classic literature ?
After this nothing considerable offering for a good while, I began to think that I must give over the trade in earnest; but my governess, who was not willing to lose me, and expected great things of me, brought me one day into company with a young woman and a fellow that went for her husband, though as it appeared afterwards, she was not his wife, but they were partners, it seems, in the trade they carried on, and partners in something else.