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go wide

1. Of one's eyes, to open to the greatest extent, typically due to shock or surprise. My eyes went wide when I got my credit card bill and saw just how much I'm in debt. I felt my eyes go wide when Callie said that she had dumped her boyfriend.
2. To miss a target, especially by being too far to a side. Often used in sports. My shot went wide of the net just as time expired, and, with that, we had our first loss of the season.
See also: go, wide
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Just before half-time, Sheffield United midfielder David Brooks saw his freekick go wide.
Impressive Villa started brightly, Sellars sending an early shot wide before Dan Crowley saw his lofted effort go wide for the visitors.
"We have to go really hard in the forwards for a long time before we can look to go wide. The All Blacks will go wide earlier than us.
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James Armson twice saw shots go wide of the target but the hosts saw out the victory in comfort.
Cork saw half chances from Gearoid Morrissey and Dan Murray go wide and Brendan Clarke denied Daryl Kavanagh an equaliser on 32 minutes.
The visitors started strongly but missed chances to go in front early in the game, with Beattie and Lightfoot both having shots go wide or saved.
Green rushed out and as Milevskiy tried to go wide the West Ham keeper sent him tumbling.
Trouble was it was in the hottest part of the race, and he had to go wide to get a run off a modest early pace.
There are usually one or two titles that go wide just after Oscar noms in order to ride the wave, but never this many.
You are always looking for a striker to go wide and take the ball into feet.
Duffy's Arrival was first away, and Jonwell Shamrock, taking the inside at the first bend and in an endeavour to go wide, bored the favourite round the third and fourth bends.
Leslie Thompson saw a speculative effort go wide for Stockport after just a minute before keeper Conrad Logan was the hero down the other end blocking away a Aaron Wilbraham shot from 18 yards.
You earn the right to go wide with your kicking game."