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go public

1. To publicize or reveal something. When do you guys plan to go public with your relationship?
2. To become a publicly traded company (which means issuing shares of stock for sale). That company stands to make a lot of money from going public.
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go public

 (with something)
1. to sell to the public shares of a privately owned company. (Securities markets.) The company decided not to go public because the economy was so bad at the time. Well go public at a later time.
2. to reveal something to the public. It's too early to go public with the story. Just let me know when we can go public with this press release.
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go public

Become a publicly held company, that is, issue ownership shares in the form of stock. For example, As soon as the company grows a little bigger and begins to show a profit, we intend to go public . [Mid-1900s]
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go public

COMMON
1. If you go public, you make something known to a lot of people, especially through the TV, newspapers, etc. Railtrack and the government went public with their plans for the west coast main line. Several ministers went public to deny the claims.
2. If a company goes public, it stops being privately owned, and people can buy shares in it. On May 14, Rambus, a microchip maker, went public.
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go public

1 become a public company. 2 reveal details about a previously private concern.
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go ˈpublic


1 (of a company) sell shares to the public: We’re hoping to go public early next year.
2 make a public statement about a private matter because you think this is the right thing to do: He decided to go public about his drug problem in order to warn other athletes of the dangers.
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go public

1. in. to sell to the public shares of a privately owned company. (Securities markets.) We’ll go public at a later time.
2. in. to reveal something to the public. (Especially with with, as in the examples.) Just let me know when we can go public with this.
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Also, I will probably go out and buy more beer once we go public and my coffers are filled, though at that point, I will probably buy a more expensive brand.
rued the decision to go public, especially as his control of the hair care products manufacturer eroded over time.
Almost one in five of the country's fastest growing companies surveyed by Coopers & Lybrand said they were "very likely" to go public in the next few years.
Red flags include: a sense that the founder wants to bail out, a company's insistence that it needs to go public right now and a merger before a public issue that may itself raise problems.
The products are as varied as the companies offering them, but the goal is the same: Raise money, launch your product, go public or be acquired.
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