Go-on meaning

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!

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The meeting seemed to go on forever.

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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.

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He went on to win a gold medal.

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To talk about a subject frequently or at great length.

Will you stop going on about your stupid holiday.

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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We can't go on what this map says; it's twenty years out of date.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.

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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.

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Expresses surprise, disbelief or incredulity.

A: He asked Fiona to marry him.

B: Go on!

A: It's true, I swear.

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