go (out) with (someone)

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go (out) with (someone)

To date someone. A: "I hear that Kevin is going out with Katie—is that true?" B: "Yeah, they're a couple now." I'm going with Brad, so you better stop flirting with him!

go out with something

to go out of fashion at the same time as something else went out of fashion. That style of dress went out with the bustle. Your thinking went out with the horse and buggy.
See also: out

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 someone

 and 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.

go with

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]

go with

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.
References in classic literature ?
His son Antiphus had gone with Ulysses to Ilius, land of noble steeds, but the savage Cyclops had killed him when they were all shut up in the cave, and had cooked his last dinner for him.
It was now but an hour later than the time fixed on for the beginning of their walk; and, in spite of what she had heard of the prodigious accumulation of dirt in the course of that hour, she could not from her own observation help thinking that they might have gone with very little inconvenience.
The psychic stakes in the legal battle over Gone With the Wind
That's Rhett Butler, speechifying during his final appearance in Margaret Mitchell's epic 1936 novel, Gone With the Wind.
In a federal District Court there, the Mitchell Trusts, which owns the copyright to Gone With the Wind, successfully blocked the publication of Alice Randall's novel, The Wind Done Gone, arguing that the new book engaged in "blatant and wholesale theft" of Mitchell's fictional universe.
I did not seek to exploit Gone With the Wind," the 41-year-old Randall, best known for writing the hit country song "XXX's and 000's" for Trisha Yearwood, told The New York Times.
Pannell ruled that Randall's novel veered into "piracy" and plagiarism by using more than a dozen barely altered characters from Gone With the Wind, and by incorporating too many scenes and too much dialogue from the original.
which authorized a 1991 sequel, Scarlett, and reportedly has another one in the works-maintains control of Gone With the Wind until 2036.
Following from that, the core of Pannell's ruling is the belief that The Wind Done Gone would hurt sales of Gone With the Wind and any related works directly authorized by the Mitchell Trusts.
Similarly, if The Wind Done Gone sees print, the likely outcome will be a burst of new interest in Gone With the Wind (already one of the very best-selling books in history).
By re-imagining Gone With the Wind through a slave's eyes, The Wind Done Gone would help strip away whatever sympathy for Rhett Butler's South still exists in some readers; it would make it that much more difficult to obfuscate the brutality of a society predicated upon slavery with phrases such as the "calm dignity life can have when it's lived by gentle folks" and "the genial grace of days that are gone.
In other words, even as it might prompt more readers to turn their attention to Gone With the Wind, The Wind Done Gone has the potential to significantly change how they understand and appreciate Margaret Mitchell's novel.
In a deep sense, the copyright drama playing out in Atlanta--the City Too Busy to Hate--is really about how Gone With the Wind should be read 65 years after its publication and 136 years after the society it romances surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse.
And when we haven't gone with the right partners, we have not done well.