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I am a beginner and have a question: do Germans use 'zu' or 'um +zu' with the verb 'gehen'? or they don't?

I presently understand that with 'gehen' these prepositions are not needed e.g. Er geht die Polizei rufen.
However recently I came across this sentence: Er geht in die Kneipe, um sich zu betrinken.
Why um+zu is used here if 'gehen' doesn't need it?
I understand that 'um+zu' gives information about 'why?'.......still I don't know why it's used here in above sentence if 'gehen' doesn't need it....can you help me understand this?
Thanks!

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I am a beginner and have a question: do Germans use 'zu' or 'um +zu' with the verb 'gehen'? or they don't?

I presently understand that with 'gehen' these prepositions are not needed e.g. Er geht die Polizei rufen.
However recently I came across this sentence: Er geht in die Kneipe, um sich zu betrinken.
Why um+zu is used here if 'gehen' doesn't need it? 
I understand that 'um+zu' gives information about 'why?'.......still I don't know why it's used here in above sentence if 'gehen' doesn't need it....can you help me understand this?
Thanks!
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