to go with



Idiom Definition 1

"to go with"

to be provided or offered together with something

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Idiom Definition 2

"to go with"

to seem good, natural, or attractive in combination with something

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Idiom Definition 3

"to go with"

to have a romantic or sexual relationship with someone

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Idiom Definition 4

"to go with"

to choose or accept something

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Idiom Scenario 1

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A man is ordering in a restaurant ...

Waiter:  Are you ready to order, sir?

Patron:  I'd like the roast beef special, please.  Could you suggest a wine that goes with that?

Waiter:  I would recommend a full-bodied red wine, sir.  It accompanies beef very well.



Idiom Scenario 2

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Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I'm trying to find the perfect necklace to go with this dress. What do you think of this one?

Friend 2:  I think that necklace matches very well with that dress. They look very nice together.


Idiom Scenario 3

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Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: How long have Steve and Jenny been dating?

Friend 2:  Steve has been going with Jenny for about a year now.

Friend 1:  I hadn't realized they've been together that long.


Idiom Scenario 4

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Two friends are talking at the supermarket ...

Friend 1:  What kind of tomato soup are you going to choose?

Friend 2:  I always go with the least expensive.

Friend 3:  Good choice. They all seem to taste the same anyways.





to go with - Usage:

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to go with - Gerund Form:

Going with this lovely new car is a brand new MP3 player.

Going with your high school sweetheart for years is natural.

Going with the correct decision is not always easy.



to go with - Examples:

1)  We tend to go with thinner people who have a specific kind of bone structure.

2)  Possibly a new suit but at least dress pants to go with a shirt.

3)  I will try and find a nice blouse to go with grey dress pants.

4)  So, it comes down to a slip, a flinch. I go with Jackson, but it could just as easily be Washington.

5)  I'm going with my intuition that they would be hesitant allies.

6)  I understand that's part of the compact -- the responsibility that goes with being a citizen of this (or any other) country.

7)  Did you buy the doll that goes with the dress?

8)  I believe we are suffering the results of corruption and greed that goes with an oligarchy.

9)  Very interesting pictures and the information that goes with them.

10)  That's their OS, they get to decide what goes with it. They define the rules, and OEMs can only comply.

11)  The debt you incur (and the stress that goes with it) won't be worth the short-term gratification.

12)  The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and all the collected lore that goes with those works is the kind of fiction that gets inside you.

13)  I should have gone with my first instincts!

14)  Yeah, I could have gone with black, but purple just has so much style.

15)  Booth couldn't have gone with her.

16)  I'm going to go with you chose the dumbest choice possible.

17)  All copies must go with it. 

18)  I'd go with your original ideas: shutters and window boxes.

19)  There is only one oxygen atom to go with the two hydrogens. 

20)  Catchy, but you should probably go with something different on your business card.