I can’t find (go) used this way in the dictionary. Is it correct?

I smoked my cigarette in 3 goes.




n noun (1) \ ˈ \ pl plural goes

Definition of go (Entry 2 of 4)

7 : a spell of activity eg finished the job at one gohttps://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go
anonymousI smoked my cigarette in 3 three goes.

OK. Three "sessions".

The speaker either counted inhalations or smoked only about a third of the cigarette each of three times he smoked the same cigarette.

Here's another:

"at/in three goes"

I didn't buy all this stuff at one go; I bought it at three goes.

He shopped and purchased things three times, and "all this stuff" is the accumulation of all the things he bought in those three shopping episodes.


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I had never heard “at 3 goes”.

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