noun, plural goaves. Mining.
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[gohd] /goʊd/ noun 1. a stick with a pointed or electrically charged end, for driving cattle, oxen, etc.; prod. 2. anything that pricks or wounds like such a stick. 3. something that encourages, urges, or drives; a stimulus. verb (used with object) 4. to prick or drive with, or as if with, a goad; prod; […]
[goh-uh-hed] /ˈgoʊ əˌhɛd/ noun 1. permission or a signal to proceed: They got the go-ahead on the construction work. 2. Chiefly Hawaii and California. a sandal held on the foot by a strap between the big toe and the next toe. adjective 3. moving forward; advancing. 4. enterprising: a go-ahead Yankee peddler.
- Go against the grain
To go contrary to someone’s natural disposition: “Having to get up this early in the morning really goes against my grain.” This refers to the fact that someone who rubs his hand against the grain on a piece of lumber will get splinters.
[gohl] /goʊl/ noun 1. the result or achievement toward which effort is directed; aim; end. 2. the terminal point in a race. 3. a pole, line, or other marker by which such a point is indicated. 4. an area, basket, cage, or other object or structure toward or into which players of various games attempt […]