go native

go native

To adopt the behavior, attitudes, or characteristics of the people of a different culture in which one now lives. John has gone native after living in Hawaii for a year, surfing every chance he gets.
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go native

Adopt another people's way of life, especially that of a culture from a less developed country. For example, Ben's decided to go native, sleeping in a hammock and eating all kinds of strange foods . This expression is closely associated with the often contemptuous view British colonists had of indigenous peoples. [c. 1900]
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go native

(of a person living away from their own country or region) abandon their own culture, customs, or way of life and adopt those of the country or region they are living in.
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go ˈnative

(often humorous) (of a person staying in another country) try to live and behave like the local people: She was one of a number of artists who had emigrated in the 1990s and gone native.
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IT WAS terrible to hear the news on Friday about the loss of Go Native following an accident on Noel Meade's gallops.
NOEL MEADE was left "completely devastated" after top hurdler Go Native suffered a broken leg in a routine canter yesterday morning.
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NOEL MEADE'S high-class hurdler Go Native continued his recuperation with an effortless victory at Galway.
NOEL MEADE has been forced to rule Go Native out for the season.
GO NATIVE can secure a pounds 1m bonus for connections by completing his hat-trick in an intriguing renewal of the Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle.
The ground looks as though it will be in his favour and, while you can expect to see Paul Carberry playing a waiting game up the hill, Go Native should have too much speed and class for his rivals.
Go Native, Dunguib, Captain Cee Bee, Garde Champetre and Quevega are all hugely fancied to win on Tuesday, which could be a make-orbreak day for many punters.
Henderson takes hope from the fact Binocular was only beaten a length and a half by current favourite Go Native in the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton despite being under par.
He said: "Last year Medermit was only beaten a neck by Go Native and he has a strong each-way chance in the Champion Hurdle.
Solwhit is current favourite, thanks to a series of slick display on home soil, while Noel Meade's Go Native has fine claims thanks to his brace of Grade One wins in the 'Fighting Fifth' at Newcastle and the Christmas Hurdle.
GO Native kept the dreams of a pounds 1 million bonus alive after a nar-r row victory over Starluck in the williamhill.
Go Native is bidding to go one better than Punjabi, who plundered the Fighting Fifth Hurdle 12 months ago but tipped up at the second-last in this contest.
Noel Meade has won three of the last five runnings of the Christmas Hurdle, and the Irish trainer is the man to follow again on Saturday when he sends Go Native to Kempton.
VISITORS to a country park near Leamington can go native when they visit.