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- 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.
- Sam goes on and on about Pokémon.
- 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- We can't go on what this map says; it's twenty years out of date.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.
- (continue in extent): endure; See also Thesaurus:persist
- (continue an action): advance, carry on, forthgo, proceed, resume
- (proceed): carry on, continue, proceed; See also Thesaurus:proceed
- (talk at great length): blather, prattle, rabbit; See also Thesaurus:chatter
- (make a decision based on):
- (happen): come to pass, take place; See also Thesaurus:happen
make a decision based on
- Expresses surprise, disbelief or incredulity.
- A: He asked Fiona to marry him.
- B: Go on!
- A: It's true, I swear.
- (Australia, New Zealand) Expressing encouragement, see come on.
- Go on! You can do it!
- (expresses disbelief): fiddlesticks, go on with you, horsefeathers, pull the other one; see also Thesaurus:bullshit
- (expresses encouragement): attaboy, you go, girl; see also Thesaurus:come on