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give sth a go

This page is about the collocation give sth a go

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to attempt something, esp. something you've never tried to do before

For example

  • Are you brave enough to give skydiving a go?

  • She'd never sung in a choir before, but at the age of eighty Doris decided to give it a go.

Note:
Also "give sth a try" and "give sth a shot"

Quick Quiz

Bungee jumping looked scary, but I gave it a go because

a. I do it all the time

b. they said it was fun

c. it was much too dangerous

Contributor: Matt Errey