go on

verb

Definition of go on

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to continue on or as if on a journey <life goes on> <went on to greater things> b :  to keep on :  continue <went on smoking> c :  proceed <went on to win the election>

  3. 2 :  to take place :  happen <what's going on>

  4. 3 :  to talk especially in an effusive manner <the way people go on about their ancestors — Hamilton Basso>

Examples of go on in a sentence

  1. <what in the world is going on in there?>

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

15th Century

First Known Use of go on

15th century


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