go with it
go with (someone or something)
1. To travel in the company of someone. Don't worry, I'm going with my friend Tom. We'll be perfectly safe. Mary said she will go with you to the store.
2. To travel while wearing or in possession of something. I can't believe you went to Europe with nothing but a single change of clothes. I'll be going with enough money to last for a month.
3. To choose or opt for someone or something. I just went with a basic laptop in the end. I really didn't need some fancy high-end PC. Sorry, Tom, but we're going with Karen. She just has a lot more experience with this kind of work.
4. To follow along with someone or something; to act in accordance with another's actions, especially when their motive or goal is unknown. I could tell Tom was making up the story on the spot to convince his parents, so I just went with it. The key to improv is learning to go with whatever your partner comes up with.
5. To choose to act based on some source of guidance. In the end, it's your decision, so you'll have to go with your instincts. The government has signaled that it will go with the committee's recommendations.
6. To support or maintain the same position of someone. I supported your last plan, but I just can't go with you on this idea.
7. To accompany something else as a typical or intrinsic part or aspect. The perks that go with this job are really quite wonderful. I think I'd be a good manager, but I don't really want all the stress and responsibility that goes with it.
8. To match or pair with something. In what universe does a plaid jacket go with a polka dot shirt? I don't really think the furniture goes with the rest of the room.
9. To be in a romantic or sexual relationship with someone. I heard she's going with the captain of the football team now. I don't usually go with women who are taller than me, but I couldn't resist her charms.
10. obsolete To be pregnant. Used in the phrase "go with child." She bore all her pain and misgivings in private for the nine months that she went with child.
go with it
1. To nonchalantly engage in a situation without trying to change it or assert control over it. Can you relax for even five minutes? Just go with it, OK?
2. 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, I'll come up with some logical excuse, and you just go with it. I'm going to play a prank on Jenny when she walks in. Just go with it, OK?
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go with itverb
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