Definition of Go On in English :

Define Go On in English

Go On meaning in English

Meaning of Go On in English

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Go On pronunciation in English

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Go On

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

continue a certain state, condition, or activity

Example Sentences:
'Keep on working!'
'We continued to work into the night'
'Keep smiling'
'We went on working until well past midnight'

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

come to pass

Example Sentences:
'What is happening?'
'The meeting took place off without an incidence'
'Nothing occurred that seemed important'

3. advance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress

move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

Example Sentences:
'Time marches on'

4. carry on, continue, go on, proceed

continue talking

Example Sentences:
'I know it's hard,'
'but there is no choice'
'carry on--pretend we are not in the room'

5. come on, come up, go on

start running, functioning, or operating

Example Sentences:
'the lights went on'
'the computer came up'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.

Go On

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verb (intr, mainly adverb)
to continue or proceed
to happen or take place
there's something peculiar going on here
(of power, a water supply, etc) to start to be available, running, or functioning
4. (preposition)
to mount or board and ride on, esp as a treat
children love to go on donkeys at the seaside
5. theatre
to make an entrance on stage
to act or behave
he goes on as though he's rich
to talk excessively; chatter
to continue talking, esp after a short pause
'When I am Prime Minister,' he went on, 'we shall abolish taxes.'
9. (foll by at)
to criticize or nag
stop going on at me all the time!
10. (preposition)
to use as a basis for further thought or action
the police had no evidence at all to go on in the murder case
11. (foll by for) British
to approach (a time, age, amount, etc)
he's going on for his hundredth birthday
12. cricket
to start to bowl
to take one's turn
(of clothes) to be capable of being put on
15.  go much on
16.  something to go on
I don't believe what you're saying

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Go On

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to move ahead; proceed; continue
to behave
to happen; take place
4.  Informal
to chatter or rant
5.  Theatre
to make an entrance

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

Go On

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v. went (wĕnt), gone (gôn, gŏn), go·ing, goes (gōz)
1. To move or travel; proceed: We will go by bus. Solicitors went from door to door seeking donations. How fast can the boat go?
2. To move away from a place; depart: Go before I cry.
a. To pursue a certain course: messages that go through diplomatic channels to the ambassador.
b. To resort to another, as for aid: went directly to the voters of her district.
a. To extend between two points or in a certain direction; run: curtains that go from the ceiling to the floor.
b. To give entry; lead: a stairway that goes to the basement.
5. To function properly: The car won't go.
a. To have currency.
b. To pass from one person to another; circulate: Wild rumors were going around the office.
7. To pass as the result of a sale: The gold watch went to the highest bidder.
8. Informal Used as an intensifier or to indicate annoyance when joined by and to a coordinate verb: She went and complained to Personnel.
9. Used in the progressive tense with an infinitive to indicate future intent or expectation: I am going to learn how to dance.
a. To continue to be in a certain condition or continue an activity: go barefoot.
b. To come to be in a certain condition: go mad; hair that had gone gray.
c. To continue to be in effect or operation: a lease with one year to go.
d. To carry out an action to a certain point or extent: Your parents went to great expense to put you through college.
11. To be called; be known: Our friend William often goes by Billy.
a. To be customarily located; belong: The fork goes to the left of the plate. Where do the plates go?
b. To be capable of entering or fitting: Will the suitcase go into the trunk of your car?
a. To pass into someone's possession: All the jewelry went to her heirs.
b. To be allotted: How much of your salary goes for rent?
14. To be a contributing factor: It all goes to show us that the project can be completed on time.
a. To have a particular form: as the saying goes.
b. To be such, by and large: well behaved, as big dogs go.
a. To extend in time: The story goes back to the Middle Ages.
b. To pass by; elapse: The day went pleasantly enough until I received your call.
a. To be used up or finished: My interest in such things has gone.
b. To be discarded or abolished: All luxuries will have to go.
a. To become weak; fail: His hearing has started to go.
b. To give way; break up: The dam is about to go.
19. To cease living; die.
a. To happen or develop; fare: How are things going?
b. To have a successful outcome: creativity that made the advertising campaign really go.
21. To be suitable or appropriate as an accessory or accompaniment: a color that goes beautifully with your complexion.
a. To have authority: Whatever I say goes.
b. To be valid, acceptable, or adequate.
23. Informal To urinate or defecate: I left the meeting early because I really had to go!
24. Informal To begin an act: Here goes!
25. Obsolete To walk.
1. To proceed or move according to: I was free to go my own way.
2. To traverse: Only two of the runners went the entire distance.
3. To engage in: went skiing.
4. Informal
a. To bet: go $20 on the black horse.
b. To bid: I'll go $500 on the vase.
5. Informal
a. To take on the responsibility or obligation for: go bail for a client.
b. To participate to (a given extent): Will you go halves with me if we win the lottery?
6. To amount to; weigh: a shark that went 400 pounds.
7. Sports To have as a record: went 3 for 4 against their best pitcher.
8. Informal To enjoy: I could go a cold beer right now.
9. Informal To say or utter. Used chiefly in verbal narration: First I go, "Thank you," then he goes, "What for?"
n. pl. goes
1. The act or an instance of going.
2. An attempt; an effort: had a go at acting.
3. The time or period of an activity.
4. Informal Energy; vitality: had lots of go.
5. Informal
a. The go-ahead.
b. often Go The starting point: "And from Go there was something deliciously illicit about the whole affair" (Erica Abeel).
c. Informal A situation in which planned operations can be effectuated: The space mission is a go.
Informal Functioning correctly and ready for action: All systems are go.

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