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go along

1. To follow along with someone or something; to act in accordance with another's actions, especially when their motive or goal is unknown. If the cops show up at the house because the party's too loud, just go along with whatever I say. I'm going to play a prank on Jenny when she walks in. Just go along, OK?
2. To accompany or join someone. Can I go along with you to the mall? I need to get a new alarm clock.
3. To participate or cooperate in an activity or scheme. I'm sorry, but I can't go along with this. It's wrong.
4. To be in harmony or agreement with something. Unfortunately, the information we learned does not go along with the doctor's claims.
5. To travel or continue on some path or route. Just go along Main Street and then turn once you get to the river.
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go along

 (with someone) for the ride
1. Lit. to accompany someone just to be taking a ride. Why don't you go along with us for the ride? I am going to the store. Do you want to go along for the ride?
2. Fig. to accompany someone, whether or not riding. I'll just go along for the ride to the beach. I don't want to bask in the sun all day. He wasn't actually invited to the party. He just went along for the ride.
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go along

 
1. to continue; to progress. Things are going along quite nicely in my new job. I hope everything is going along well.
2. to accompany [someone]. Can I go along? If you're going to the party, can I go along?
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go along

1. Move on, proceed, as in She was going along, singing a little song. This expression is also used as an imperative meaning "be off" or "get away from here," as in The police ordered them to go along. [First half of 1500s]
2. Also, go along with. Cooperate, acquiesce, agree. For example, Don't worry about enough votes-we'll go along, or I'll go along with you on that issue. [c. 1600]
3. Accompany someone, as in I'll go along with you until we reach the gate. [c. 1600] This usage gave rise to the phrase go along for the ride, meaning "to accompany someone but without playing an active part," as in I won't be allowed to vote at this meeting so I'm just going along for the ride.
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go along

v.
1. To form or follow a path at the edge of something or parallel to something: The trail goes along the rim of the canyon. I built a railing that goes along the side of the porch.
2. To proceed on some path or in some way: Go along the boulevard until you come to an intersection, and take a right onto Elm Street. No need to explain the rules to me—I'll just learn them as we go along. The trip was going along nicely until you lost the map.
3. To participate in someone's plan or activity: We knew their scheme was dishonest, but we went along with it anyway. Your friends are going to the movies—aren't you going along?
4. To accept something that has been stated or suggested: We didn't know any good restaurants in the area, so we just went along with the newspaper's suggestion. I didn't understand what they were going to make us do, but I just went along.
5. To be in accord with something: The results of the study go along with our previous observations. I wouldn't wear that hat with that tie—they don't go along.
6. To combine with some set so that a balanced or harmonious result is achieved: The film won many minor awards to go along with its two Oscars. I bought a new suit and some fancy shoes to go along.
7. To be a secondary effect of something: The government was concerned about the rise in smoking and all the costs that go along with it. I enjoy the satisfaction that goes along with making my own furniture.
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Why go along with the hero-worship, so universal in our history textbooks, of Andrew Jackson, the slave-owner, the killer of Indians?
Today he is remembered chiefly as a reticent survivor who admonished younger legislators, "in this House, the people who get along the best, go along the most.'