Be on - definition, transcription

Amer.  |bi ɑːn|
Brit.  |bi ɒn|

verb

- appear in a show, on T.V. or radio

The news won't be on tonight

Examples

Mother's always on at me to keep my room tidy.

This magazine tells us what's on in town this week, is the wedding still on?

Is there a case on in the Central Criminal Court?

What is on at the Bolshoi Theatre today?

Two firemen must be on from midnight to 6 o'clock.

When Father suggested a visit to the island, Jane said, "I'm on!"

Is she still talking? What's she on about this time?

The news won't be on tonight

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