going

going
going [gō′iŋ]
n.
1. the act of one who goes: usually used in compounds [opera-going]
2. a leaving; departure
3. the condition of the ground or land as it affects traveling, walking, etc.
4. circumstances affecting progress
5. Slang current situation or course of events in any given area, time, or sphere [tough going in the stock market these days]
adj.
1. moving; running; working
2. conducting its business successfully [a going concern]
3. in existence or available [the best bet going]
4. commonly accepted; current [the going rate for plumbers]
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be going to
to be intending to; will or shall
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☆ get going
Informal to start; begin
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☆ get someone going
Slang to cause a person to be excited, angry, etc.
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going on
Informal nearing or nearly (a specified age or time)
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☆ have something going for one
Slang to have something working to one's advantage

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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