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go on

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. continue, go on, proceed, go along, keepverb

    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 placeverb

    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 onverb

    move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

    "Time marches on"

  4. continue, go on, carry on, proceedverb

    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 onverb

    start running, functioning, or operating

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


  1. go onverb

    To continue in extent.

  2. go onverb

    To continue an action.

  3. go onverb

    To talk about a subject frequently or at great length.

  4. go onverb

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

  5. go onverb

    To happen .

  6. go oninterjection

    Expresses surprise, disbelief or incredulity.


  1. Go On

    Go On is a song written by Mark Nesler and Tony Martin, and recorded by American country music artist George Strait. It was released in July 2000 as the lead-off single from his album George Strait.


  1. go on

    "Go on" is a phrase with multiple meanings, including: 1. To continue or proceed, often after an interruption or pause. 2. To occur or happen. 3. To talk or speak at length about a specific topic. 4. To endure or persist through a challenging situation. 5. To move forward in place or time. 6. In direction sense, to move or progress in a specific route or course. The specific meaning depends on the context in which it is used.

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  1. no-go

  2. nogo

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of go on in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of go on in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of go on in a Sentence

  1. Raymond Engena:

    It's our intelligence unit and audit that discovered a large amount of ivory was missing, We have asked security agencies to investigate. As investigations go on, we have told these five people to step aside.

  2. Avraham Burkei:

    It's a little scary, but we're going to have to go on with our lives. We're staying here, we're not moving anywhere. This terrorist attack is not going to change anything.

  3. Billy Madison:

    Billy Shampoo is better. I go on first and clean the hair. Conditioner is better. I leave the hair silky and smooth. Oh, really, fool Really.

  4. George Bernard Shaw:

    Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.

  5. George Eliot:

    I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.

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