Go on - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡoʊ ɑːn|
Brit.  |ɡəʊ ɒn|  British pronunciation of the word go on

verb

- continue a certain state, condition, or activity (syn: continue, keep, proceed)
- come to pass (syn: hap, happen, occur, pass)
- move forward, also in the metaphorical sense (syn: advance, progress)
- continue talking (syn: continue, proceed)
- start running, functioning, or operating

Examples

Do go on, I am listening.

He goes on to quote two passages from Seneca.

The king is now determined to go on without parliament at all.

For the first two days he went on very well.

Affairs in Spain go on swimmingly.

There's a wedding going on at the church.

The governing council has in a sense admitted that it did not know all that went on.

I was so nervous when I went on.

The street lights go on when it gets dark and go off at midnight.

We all go on well with each other here in the school.

It was going on for eight o'clock.

She is playing the fool to go on in this style.

...what in the world is going on in there?...

...my, but Aunt Betty does go on about all of her aches and pains...

We began work at 12 and went on till half-past one.

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