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Definition of going adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  • (in compounds) going regularly to the place or event mentioned the theater-going public see also oceangoing, ongoing, outgoing
  • Idioms
    the best, fastest, etc. something going (informal)
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    the best, fastest, etc. thing of its kind currently available It’s a little expensive, but this computer is the best thing going right now.
    a going concern
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    a business or an activity that is making a profit and is expected to continue to do well He sold the caféas a going concern.
    the going rate (for something)
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    the usual amount of money paid for goods or services at a particular time They pay slightly more than the going rate.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: going