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    To go for one another

    I am reading Our of Africa by Isak Dinensen.
    Author was sitting in front of a police station and saw:
    "A big buxom young Swaheli woman was carried into the Police Station by a group of Native Policemen, she resisted with all her might, scratched their faces, and screamed like a pig. A party of brawlers were brought in, still eager, upon the steps of the Station, to go for one another;"

    I guess Police men arrested 'the party of brawlers' and brought them into the station but they were still eager and one another were trying to argue each other. Is that correct?

    Many thanks for your time.

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    Re: To go for one another

    They were still eager to fight each other.

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    Re: To go for one another

    Quote Originally Posted by Sukhomvit View Post

    I guess the police arrested 'the party of brawlers' and brought them into the station, but they were still eager to fight with one another. Is that correct?

    Many thanks for your time.
    Yes. In this, "go for" means "attack."
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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