"go all the way" meaning in English

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Verb

Audio: en-au-go all the way.ogg [Australia]
Head templates: {{en-verb|go<goes,,went,gone> all the way}} go all the way (third-person singular simple present goes all the way, present participle going all the way, simple past went all the way, past participle gone all the way) Forms: goes all the way [present, singular, third-person], going all the way [participle, present], went all the way [past], gone all the way [participle, past]
  1. (intransitive, literally) To travel the entire distance to one's intended destination. Tags: intransitive, literally
    Sense id: go_all_the_way-en-verb-XpC61IE0 Synonyms: get it, have sex, copulate Related terms: get to first base, go a long way, take it to the next level
  2. (intransitive, idiomatic) To continue to the conclusion of a task or project. Tags: idiomatic, intransitive
    Sense id: go_all_the_way-en-verb-cz5b63sg
  3. (intransitive, idiomatic, colloquial, euphemistic) To have sexual intercourse. Tags: colloquial, euphemistic, idiomatic, intransitive Categories (topical): Sex
    Sense id: go_all_the_way-en-verb-1mt2qdDB Disambiguation of Sex: 41 0 59 Categories (other): English euphemisms Synonyms (to have sexual intercourse): do it Disambiguation of 'to have sexual intercourse': 1 1 98

Inflected forms

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        "To travel the entire distance to one's intended destination."
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        "(intransitive, literally) To travel the entire distance to one's intended destination."
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        "To have sexual intercourse."
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        "To travel the entire distance to one's intended destination."
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