Definitions for go on

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. continue, go on, proceed, go along, keep(verb)

    continue a certain state, condition, or activity

    "Keep on working!"; "We continued to work into the night"; "Keep smiling"; "We went on working until well past midnight"

  2. happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place(verb)

    come to pass

    "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"

  3. advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on(verb)

    move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

    "Time marches on"

  4. continue, go on, carry on, proceed(verb)

    continue talking

    "I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice"; "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"

  5. go on, come up, come on(verb)

    start running, functioning, or operating

    "the lights went on"; "the computer came up"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. go on(verb)ʊ

    (of time) to pass

    As the day went on, she felt worse.

  2. go onʊ

    used to encourage sb; = go ahead

    Go on - you can do it!

  3. go onʊ

    to talk about sth for too long so that it becomes boring

    She went on and on about how sorry she was.

  4. go onʊ

    to use as a reason or evidence

    There were a few clues, but they weren't much to go on.


  1. go on(Verb)

    To continue in extent.

  2. go on(Verb)

    To continue an action.

  3. go on(Verb)

    To talk about a subject frequently or at great length.

  4. go on(Verb)

    To use and adopt (information) in order to understand an issue, make a decision, etc.

  5. go on(Verb)

    To happen .

  6. go on(Interjection)

    Expresses surprise, disbelief or incredulity.

Anagrams of go on

  1. no-go, nogo

Translations for go on

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

go on

to continue

Go on reading; – I won't disturb you.

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