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Difference between Go for it and Run for it

go for itmake an all-out attempt to get or obtain smth.:

  • Each dog selected his bird, and went for it steadily.

Note: The expression is not equivalent in meaning to the phrase go at it—act rapidly and vigorously:

  • When you have found out what you want to do—then go at it like blazes.

run for it—(also: make a run for it) run in order to escape from a place or a dangerous situation:

  • We made good progress but then encountered more head winds which increased to gale force, and once more we had to run for it.