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Definition of gone adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ɡɑn//
    [not before noun]
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  1. 1(of a thing) used up “Where's the coffee?” “It's all gone.”
  2. 2(of a person) having left a place; away from a place “Is Tom here?” “No, he was gone before I arrived.”
  3. 3(formal) used to say that a particular situation no longer exists The days are gone when you could leave your door unlocked at night. see also go
  4. Idioms
    be dead and gone (informal)
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    to be dead You'll be sorry you said that when I'm dead and gone.
    going, going, gone (also going once, going twice, sold)
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    said by an auctioneer to show that an item has been sold