go at
phrasal 1. a. to make an attack on b. to make an approach to 2. undertake

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • go at — ► go at energetically attack or tackle. Main Entry: ↑go …   English terms dictionary

  • go at — phrasal 1. a. : to make an attack on picking up a chair … and going at her with smashing blows Glenway Wescott b. : to make an approach to not every succeeding critic has gone at the book in this general fashion R.R.Von Abele 2. : to engage in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • go at — {v.} 1. To start to fight with; attack. * /The dog and the cat are going at each other again./ 2. To make a beginning on; approach; tackle. * /How are you going to go at the job of fixing the roof?/ Compare: START IN. Syn.: GO ABOUT(1) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go at — {v.} 1. To start to fight with; attack. * /The dog and the cat are going at each other again./ 2. To make a beginning on; approach; tackle. * /How are you going to go at the job of fixing the roof?/ Compare: START IN. Syn.: GO ABOUT(1) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go\ at — v 1. To start to fight with; attack. The dog and the cat are going at each other again. 2. To make a beginning on; approach; tackle. How are you going to go at the job of fixing the roof? Compare: start in. Syn.: go about(1) …   Словарь американских идиом

  • go at — PHRASAL VERB If you go at a task or activity, you start doing it in an energetic, enthusiastic way. [V P n] He sank the spade into the ground, and went at it …   English dictionary

  • go at — Synonyms and related words: accept, ambush, assail, assault, assume, attack, attempt, blitz, buckle to, bushwhack, clip off, come at, come down on, crack down on, descend on, descend upon, do, embark in, embark upon, endeavor, engage in, enter on …   Moby Thesaurus

  • go at — energetically attack or tackle. → go …   English new terms dictionary

  • go at — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. blame, impugn, criticize; see censure . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To set upon with violent force: aggress, assail, assault, attack, beset, fall on (or upon), have at, sail into, storm, strike. Informal: light into,… …   English dictionary for students

  • go at — fight with, attack, argue When I entered the room they were going at it loudly …   Idioms and examples

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