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So to recap: we may or may not be going to war with Iraq because Saddam may or may not have weapons of mass destruction, which he may or may not use, or pass to other terrorists groups with whom he may or may not have links.
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Meaning of "be going" in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES BE GOING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of be going in the English dictionary

The definition of be going in the dictionary is to intend or be about to start : often used as an alternative future construction.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BE GOING

be called to the Bar
be called within the Bar
be cast
be dirty on
be done with
be dying
be excused
be for the high jump
be friends
be gagging for
be great on
be in a person´s shoes
be in the market for
be laughing
be left holding the baby
be made one
be made up
be mother
be my guest
be nothing to

WORDS THAT END LIKE BE GOING

agoing
churchgoing
cinema-going
doing
easy-going
filmgoing
foregoing
going
heavy going
ingoing
movie-going
not know whether one is coming or going
ocean-going
ongoing
outgoing
playgoing
racegoing
schoolgoing
seagoing
theatergoing
thoroughgoing

Synonyms and antonyms of be going in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «be going» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BE GOING

Find out the translation of be going to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of be going from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «be going» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

是去
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ser ir
570 millions of speakers

English

be going
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जा रहा हो
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سوف يكون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

быть собирается
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

estar indo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

যেতে থাকো
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

être aller
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

akan pergi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gehen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

行くこと
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

갈 수
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lunga
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

được đi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

போகிறேன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जात आहे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gidiyor
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

essere in corso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

się dzieje
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бути збирається
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fie va
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

να πηγαίνει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wees gaan
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

att gå
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of be going

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BE GOING»

The term «be going» is very widely used and occupies the 17.557 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BE GOING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about be going

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10 QUOTES WITH «BE GOING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word be going.
1
Lucy Alibar
It absolutely helped - to write the father in both 'Juicy' and 'Beasts,' I had to see the whole story from his point of view. All of a sudden I understood more of what my own father must be going through - the fear, the frustration, the anger... the hope that he'll leave a legacy.
2
Linden Ashby
I've done so many Lifetime movies; at this point, I'll be going through airport security, and the lady there will be like, 'I took the weekend off and I saw four of your movies.' And I say: 'You've been watching Lifetime, right?'
3
Eric Avery
I just didn't like the idea of doing reunions, period. I could only see it as I'd just be going over the same old ground. I'm only years older and fatter and I'll just do an older, fatter version of me.
4
Isaiah Berlin
Only barbarians are not curious about where they come from, how they came to be where they are, where they appear to be going, whether they wish to go there, and if so, why, and if not, why not.
5
Anatoli Boukreev
I said to Scott that the ascent seemed to be going slowly and that I was concerned descending climbers could possibly run out of oxygen before their return to camp IV.
6
Caprice Bourret
You could be going to have supper with someone who happens to be male, and all of a sudden he is your boyfriend of nine months... and I am cheating on my existing boyfriend.
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Rory Bremner
So to recap: we may or may not be going to war with Iraq because Saddam may or may not have weapons of mass destruction, which he may or may not use, or pass to other terrorists groups with whom he may or may not have links.
8
Georg Stanford Brown
One of the things about being a minority actor is that you don't have that opportunity as some of your counterparts to keep that flow, to constantly be going from one thing to the other, so when you see really great performances out there by some black folks, you know it's coming from somewhere deep, because they just don't work as much.
9
Jackson Browne
So what I do, more than play any instrument - I mean, I love to play - but more than that, I write songs. Songs that are about living, about what it's like to be going through all the things that people go through in life.
10
Bear Bryant
If we'd beaten 'em, I wouldn't be going out.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BE GOING»

Discover the use of be going in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to be going and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Hello, I Must Be Going: Groucho and His Friends
Some are hilarious, some are poignant, all of them are fascinating. If you ever wondered what it was like to spend some time with Groucho Marx, one of the wittiest men ever, this is your book.
Charlotte Chandler, 2012
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There's a (Slight) Chance I Might Be Going to Hell: A Novel ...
The first novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Idiot Girls’ Action-Adventure Club is a rollicking tale of small-town peculiarity, dark secrets, and one extraordinary beauty pageant.
Laurie Notaro, 2007
3
Governance Indicators:where are We, where Should We be Going?
In this paper we review progress to date in the area of measuring governance, using a simple framework of analysis focusing on two key questions: (i) what do we measure? and, (ii) whose views do we rely on?
Daniel Kaufmann, 2007
4
The English Be Going To Construction and Its ...
There are a lot of publications dealing with this subject, among them the best-known works of Heine, Traugott, Hopper and Sweetser, some of which are also used as references in this paper.
Tim Jakobi, 2006
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Hello, I Must Be Going: A Novel
Her life shattered when her injured Vietnam veteran father commits suicide, 1980s tomboy Frankie Hawthorne comforts herself by drawing cartoons, while her waitress mother becomes addicted to television and her younger brother turns ...
Christie Hodgen, 2007
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Why I Won't Be Going To Lunch Anymore: 21 Stories of the ...
This is his first collection of short stories.
Douglas Atwill, 2011
7
So, You Think You'll be Going to Heaven!
Hilary Ghudpheale. Let them see and know how important it is to you to take the time to honor the Lord, and they, if they have a brain in their little heads, will continue to do the same, even after they leave the nest. What a wonderful legacy to ...
Hilary Ghudpheale, 2006
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The Ultimate Phrasal Verb Book
FOCUS ON: phrasal verbs and will or be going to Both will and be going to are used to talk about the future in English, but they are not the same. Predictions: will or be going to |. Use will or be going to for predictions. When you predict the ...
Carl W. Hart, 1999
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Advanced Grammar in Use Book Without Answers: A Reference ...
A We can use either will or be going to to talk about something that is planned, or something that we think is likely to happen in the future: 0 We will study climate change in a later part of the course. (or We are going to study Q Where will you ...
Martin Hewings, 2013
10
A dictionary, English and Punjabee, outlines of grammar, ...
Too see jandé hö, ye are going. Öhö jandé huen or hun, they are going. Present Future Tense. May, shall, or will be going. Singular. Muen janda höoon, I may be going. Too janda hoivé, thou mayst be _ going. О janda haoo, he may be going.
Samuel Cross Starkey, 1849

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BE GOING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term be going is used in the context of the following news items.
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Could the Honey Badger be going to the World Cup after all?
Well, there was good news for fans of the Honey Badger last night as he has received a late call-up to join Michael Cheika's squad. «The42, Jul 15»
2
Obamacare Rates May Be Going Up Significantly in 2016 -- Or …
Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans — market leaders in many states — are seeking rate increases that average 23 percent in Illinois, 25 percent ... «Mother Jones, Jul 15»
3
Warren Sapp Might Be Going to Jail for Breaking Plea Deal
*Like the headline says, Warren Sapp may be going to jail for breaking a plea deal in his Arizona hooker case by getting charged with domestic ... «Eurweb.com, Jul 15»
4
MLB All-Star Game 2015: Players Who Should Be Going to Cincinnati
The 2015 MLB All-Star Game is almost here, and the voting process is coming to an end this week. Many of the traditional big names in the ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
5
Speed limits in E. Oregon could be going up
SALEM, Ore. -- A plan to raise speed limits in eastern Oregon is headed to Gov. Kate Brown. The Senate approved the hike in a 22-6 vote on ... «KTVB, Jul 15»
6
Capital FM column: Matt has news on how you could be going to …
“The chavs have got their tops off, hip hip hip hooray, the chavs have got their tops so it must be a sunny day!” That's right people, summer is ... «ChronicleLive, Jul 15»
7
Things could be going downhill in Greece as reports come in of …
Not good news and will only add to the risk off tone in markets. It's not hitting the broader wires yet so we may see the prices move when it does ... «ForexLive, Jul 15»
8
First Draft | Nancy Pelosi Is Happy to Not Be Going Anywhere
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she disagrees with Democrats who suggest the Obama administration has been too soft on Wall ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
9
Struck hard: Why it's not going to be an easy ride for Stalin
Whatever it was, one thing is clear: nothing seems to be going right for the DMK. MK Stalin, son of party chief M Karunanidhi and the 'torch ... «Hindustan Times, Jul 15»
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Warren Sapp might be going to jail for breaking his plea deal
That means Sapp could be going behind bars in the near future. Article 1 of 5 . UP NEXT: Jason Pierre-Paul posted video in front of U-Haul van ... «Sun Times National, Jul 15»

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