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definition of the word go_on

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to go on (third-person singular simple present goes on, present participle going on, simple past went on, past participle gone on)

  1. To travel by means of; go by.
    In order to get to town, I decided to go on the bus
  2. (idiomatic) To continue; expand upon (here, on refers to the narrative as a path or stream).
    Person A: Well, he said... <pause>
    Person B: Go on.
    Person A: I'm not sure if I should tell you this.
    • 2002, Jane Green, Bookends, 2003 trade paperback edition, ISBN 0767907817, page 67:
      "I don't believe you." I shake my head. "How on earth did you remember that? I must have told you years ago." []
      "First of all, you go on about it far more than you think you do, [] ."
  3. (idiomatic) To have sufficient information to perform an action (here, on refers to the information as a foundation).
    I didn't make a decision because I didn't have anything to go on.
  4. (idiomatic) To happen.
    What's going on?!
    I really don't want to know what goes on between you and your boyfriend behind closed doors.

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