go with (someone or something)(redirected from go with them)
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 (someone or something)
to depart in the company of someone or a group. Jim's not here. He went with the last busload. I'm leaving now. Do you want to go with?
go with someoneand go steady with someone
to have a romantic relationship with someone. (Go steady is dated.) Sally has been going with Mark for two months now. He wants to go steady with her. He doesn't want her to see other guys.
go with something
1. Lit. to accompany something agreeably. Milk doesn't go with grapefruit. Pink doesn't go with orange.
2. Fig. to choose something (over something else). I think I'll go with the yellow one. We decided to go with the oak table rather than the walnut one.
1. Also, go out with. Accompany; also, date regularly. For example, When I leave, do you want to go with me? or Jerry has been going out with Frieda for two years. [Mid-1500s]
2. Be associated with, as in His accent goes with his background. [c. 1600]
3. Take the side of someone, as in I'll go with you in defending his right to speak freely. [Mid-1400s] Also see go along, def. 2.
4. Also, go well with. Look good with, match. For example, This chair goes well with the rest of the furniture, or That color doesn't go with the curtains. [Early 1700]
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1. To proceed in the company of someone or something: I'll go with you to the supermarket if we also stop by the ice cream shop.
2. To select or choose something: We decided to go with the pink wallpaper, even though it doesn't match our carpet.
3. To be matched or suited to something; belong with something: The big lid goes with the stock pot. These shoes will go nicely with my red dress. This wine goes well with spicy food.
4. To be a secondary effect of being something or some way: The risk of injury goes with being a firefighter. I enjoyed being a politician and especially all the privileges that went with it. There are many health problems that go with obesity.
5. To combine with something so that a balanced or harmonious result is achieved. Used chiefly in the infinitive: The museum hosted a series of lectures to go with the art exhibit. I made a sauce to go with the meat.
6. To be in a romantic relationship with someone: Mary started going with Bill after she broke up with her boyfriend.
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go with itverb
See go with the flow
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