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Go bad   /goʊ bæd/   Listen
Go bad

verb
1.
Stop operating or functioning.  Synonyms: break, break down, conk out, die, fail, give out, give way, go.  "The car died on the road" , "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town" , "The coffee maker broke" , "The engine failed on the way to town" , "Her eyesight went after the accident"
2.
Become unfit for consumption or use.  Synonym: spoil.






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"Go bad" Quotes from Famous Books



... foreman. "That's a bad job well done. I wish the trail wagon were here. A cup of hot coffee wouldn't go bad after an hour ...
— The Pony Rider Boys in Texas - Or, The Veiled Riddle of the Plains • Frank Gee Patchin

... won't get anywhere. And I should think that you'd have to be careful now at first whom you get in. Of course after you're pretty strong you can take in a few just to help them; but, if you get in too many of that lame kind, your society'll go bad. The weak kind will rule, and the mischief will be to pay. I shouldn't think it would help you any just now to get in any folks that would feel that way about a good girl just because ...
— Cloudy Jewel • Grace Livingston Hill

... "William wanted to go bad enough, but he was too upset by what father said. You mustn't mind father," Rose said, peering around into Rebecca's bonnet. "Why, Rebecca, what is ...
— Pembroke - A Novel • Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

... good," acknowledged Jack. "It warms a fellow up. A little grog wouldn't go bad in a case ...
— Frank Merriwell's Cruise • Burt L. Standish

... then," croaked Toby shrugging his shoulders. "Here, I'll find my cap, and step outdoors with you. My eyes are blinking after so much light, and a breath of fresh air wouldn't go bad." ...
— Jack Winters' Baseball Team - Or, The Rivals of the Diamond • Mark Overton

... sewer; Cloacina; dust hole. sty, pigsty, lair, den, Augean stable[obs3], sink of corruption; slum, rookery. V. be unclean, become unclean &c. Adj.; rot, putrefy, ferment, fester, rankle, reek; stink &c. 401; mold, molder; go bad &c. adj. render unclean &c. adj.; dirt, dirty; daub, blot, blur, smudge, smutch[obs3], soil, smoke, tarnish, slaver, spot, smear; smirch; begrease[obs3];.dabble, drabble[obs3], draggle, daggle[obs3]; spatter, slubber; ...
— Roget's Thesaurus



Words linked to "Go bad" :   pass, change, malfunction, give-up the ghost, perish, crash, pop off, addle, expire, cash in one's chips, curdle, drop dead, go down, croak, snuff it, buy the farm, choke, break down, conk, kick the bucket, exit, pass away, blow out, blow, decay, misfire, burn out, misfunction, decease



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