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  • v. this sense?) (idiomatic) To put maximum effort into achieving something.
  • v. this sense?) To decide to do something; especially after a period of hesitation.


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  • We used to go for it with gourds, two in each hand with a stick between them, morning and evening-a mile there and a mile back-four miles a day.

    A Town Like Alice

  • "Jesus, Casey," Murtagh had burst out, "head office'll never go for it in a million years!"

    Noble House

  • First, make deliberate selection of the cloud-capped summit you would scale, and then fix an eye single on the topmost peak, and go for it with the tortoise for exemplar.

    Recollections and reflections : an auto of half a century and more,


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