go for
phrasal 1. to pass for or serve as 2. to try to secure or attain (as a goal) <
go for the prize
3. a. favor, accept <
cannot go for your idea
b. to have an interest in or liking for <
she went for him in a big way — Chandler Brossard
4. attack, assail <
my dog went for the intruder

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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