(third-person singular simple present goes on, present participle going on, simple past went on, past participle gone on)
- Used other than as an idiom: see go,"Ž on.
- In order to get to town, I decided to go on the bus
- The party's called for five o'clock, and the cutlery still needs to go on the table!
- To continue in extent.
- The meeting seemed to go on forever.
- To continue an action.
- I think I've said enough now; I'm not sure I should go on.
- He went on walking even when the policeman told him to stop.
- To proceed.
- He went on to win a gold medal.
- To talk about a subject frequently or at great length.
- Will you stop going on about your stupid holiday.
- To use and adopt (information) in order to understand an issue, make a decision, etc.
- We can't go on what this map says; it's twenty years out of date.
- I didn't make a decision because I didn't have anything to go on.
- To happen (occur).
- What's going on?!
- I really don't want to know what goes on between you and your boyfriend behind closed doors.
- Expresses surprise, disbelief or incredulity.
- A: He asked Fiona to marry him.
- B: Go on!
- A: It's true, I swear.