30+ Common Collocations with GO

A collocation is made up of two or more words that are commonly used together in English. Think of collocations as words that usually go together.


1. Go abroad

E.g. I think we should go abroad on holiday this year.

2. Go astray

E.g. John will go astray if he becomes friends with Bad Jack.

3. Go bad

E.g. The milk will go bad if it is not kept in the fridge.

4. Go bald

E.g. Many men go bald at an early age.

5. Go bankrupt

E.g. The company is about to go bankrupt.

6. Go blind

E.g. The old cat is starting to go blind.

7. Go crazy

E.g. The old man is going to go crazy.

8. Go deaf

E.g. Many old people go deaf.

9. Go fishing

E.g. I would like to go fishing this weekend.

10. Go insane (idiom)

E.g. If you don't stop making that noise, I'm going to go (completely) insane!

11. Go mad/angry

E.g. My parents will go mad if they catch me smoking.

12. Go missing

E.g. Cats often go missing in the city.

13. Go on a date

E.g. He called me and we're going on a date next Saturday night.

14. Go on a picnic

E.g. We could go on a picnic today.

15. Go on foot

E.g. I don’t have a car, so I will go on foot.

16. Go online

E.g. Go online and learn about writing correct English.

17. Out of business

E.g. The farmer is going out of business.

18. Go out of fashion

E.g. Blue jeans never seem to go out of fashion.

19. Go overseas

E.g. I often go overseas on business trips.

20. Go quiet

E.g. When the solar eclipse takes place, everything will go quiet.

21. Go sailing

E.g. I like to go sailing at the weekend.

22. Go smoothly

E.g. Elections don't always go smoothly in developing countries.

23. Go to the beach/to the movie

E.g. I want to go to the beach with my friends at weekend.

24. Go to war

E.g. I hope we don’t go to war.

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