"go all the way" meaning in English

Verb

Forms: goes all the way [present, simple, singular, third-person], going all the way [participle, present], went all the way [past, simple], gone all the way [participle, past] Audio: en-au-go all the way.ogg [Australia]
  1. To travel the entire distance to one's intended destination. Tags: intransitive, literally
  2. To continue to the conclusion of a task or project. Tags: idiomatic, intransitive
  3. To have sexual intercourse. Tags: colloquial, euphemistic, idiomatic, intransitive
    Categories (kind): English euphemisms, Sex Categories (other): English euphemisms, Sex Synonyms (to have sexual intercourse): do it Disambiguation of 'to have sexual intercourse': 2 1 97

Inflected forms

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        "To travel the entire distance to one's intended destination."
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        "To continue to the conclusion of a task or project."
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      "word": "get to first base"
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      "word": "take it to the next level"
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        "To travel the entire distance to one's intended destination."
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