go on


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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to take place
  • what in the world is going on in there?

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2 to talk at length without sticking to a topic or getting to a point
  • my, but Aunt Betty does go on about all of her aches and pains

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Synonyms & Antonyms of goon (Entry 2 of 2)

1 a stupid person
  • an unfortunate tendency to call those who disagree with him "brainless goons"

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2 a violent, brutal person who is often a member of an organized gang
  • the crime boss threatened to send the goons after him if he squealed

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The first known use of go on was in the 15th century

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go on

go one better

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“Go on.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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