from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make an attempt; to try.
  • v. To attack (physically).
  • v. To tell off (especially unnecessarily or excessively), to criticise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make an attempt at something


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • We dove in and baked, dove in and baked in the afternoon sun, and when wed had enough of it, we changed clothes and drove back into Menaggio to have a go at the miniature golf course there.

    The Italian Summer

  • No matter how much he pissed off some of the gangsters, the ones brave enough to have a go at him also had to consider how many other hardcases thought he was a great guy, and might therefore be inclined to avenge any assault.

    It's October, 1956.

  • He told me very casually, after I Weed, him if he cared to have a go at one of the casinos witt toe.

    the dirty duck

  • "Well, he said he was goin 'to have a go at another side of the ranch-in' business - was aimin 'to try his luck as a drover on the Chisholm trail.

    Moon Shadow

  • And we agreed to get up the very next day, ere yet the rosy dawn had flushed the east, and have a go at Mrs. Simpkins's garden.

    The Wouldbegoods


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