Synonyms for going


1. departure, going, going away, leaving, act, deed, human action, human activity
usage: the act of departing
2. passing, loss, departure, exit, expiration, going, release, death, decease, expiry
usage: euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing"
3. going, sledding, accomplishment, achievement
usage: advancing toward a goal; "persuading him was easy going"; "the proposal faces tough sledding"


1. travel, go, move, locomote
usage: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
2. go, proceed, move, act, move
usage: follow a procedure or take a course; "We should go farther in this matter"; "She went through a lot of trouble"; "go about the world in a certain manner"; "Messages must go through diplomatic channels"
3. go, go away, depart, exit, go out, get out, leave
usage: move away from a place into another direction; "Go away before I start to cry"; "The train departs at noon"
4. become, go, get, change state, turn
usage: enter or assume a certain state or condition; "He became annoyed when he heard the bad news"; "It must be getting more serious"; "her face went red with anger"; "She went into ecstasy"; "Get going!"
5. go
usage: be awarded; be allotted; "The first prize goes to Mary"; "Her money went on clothes"
6. run, go, be
usage: have a particular form; "the story or argument runs as follows"; "as the saying goes..."
7. run, go, pass, lead, extend, be
usage: stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn't go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets"
8. proceed, go, happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
usage: follow a certain course; "The inauguration went well"; "how did your interview go?"
9. go, disappear, vanish, go away
usage: be abolished or discarded; "These ugly billboards have to go!"; "These luxuries all had to go under the Khmer Rouge"
10. go, be
usage: be or continue to be in a certain condition; "The children went hungry that day"
11. sound, go, cause to be perceived
usage: make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
12. function, work, operate, go, run
usage: perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"
13. run low, run short, go, end, stop, finish, terminate, cease
usage: to be spent or finished; "The money had gone after a few days"; "Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest"
14. move, go, run, change
usage: progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"
15. survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out
usage: continue to live through hardship or adversity; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"; "how long can a person last without food and water?"
16. go
usage: pass, fare, or elapse; of a certain state of affairs or action; "How is it going?"; "The day went well until I got your call"
17. die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it, change state, turn
usage: pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
18. belong, go, be
usage: be in the right place or situation; "Where do these books belong?"; "Let's put health care where it belongs--under the control of the government"; "Where do these books go?"
19. go, compare
usage: be ranked or compare; "This violinist is as good as Juilliard-trained violinists go"
20. start, go, get going
usage: begin or set in motion; "I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go!"
21. move, go
usage: have a turn; make one's move in a game; "Can I go now?"
22. go
usage: be contained in; "How many times does 18 go into 54?"
23. go
usage: be sounded, played, or expressed; "How does this song go again?"
24. blend, go, blend in, harmonize, harmonise, consort, accord, concord, fit in, agree
usage: blend or harmonize; "This flavor will blend with those in your dish"; "This sofa won't go with the chairs"
25. go, lead, be
usage: lead, extend, or afford access; "This door goes to the basement"; "The road runs South"
26. fit, go, fit
usage: be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired; "This piece won't fit into the puzzle"
27. rifle, go, search
usage: go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way; "Who rifled through my desk drawers?"
28. go
usage: be spent; "All my money went for food and rent"
29. plump, go, choose, take, select, pick out
usage: give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number; "I plumped for the losing candidates"
30. fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break down, change
usage: stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"


1. going(prenominal), active (vs. inactive)
usage: in full operation; "a going concern"
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