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  Definition of go on
  1. come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
  2. continue with one''s activities; "I know it''s hard," he continued, "but there is no choice"; "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"
  3. start running, functioning, or operating; "the lights went on"; "the computer came up"
  4. move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on"
  5. continue a certain state, condition, or activity; "Keep on working!"; "We continued to work into the night"; "Keep smiling"; "We went on working until well past midnight"
Similar Words: happen, hap, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place, continue, carry on, proceed, come up, come on, advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go along, keep

 

Hyponyms: break, recrudesce, develop, arise, come up, intervene, transpire, give, operate, supervene, proceed, go, come, fall, anticipate, recur, repeat, go off, come off, go over, come around, roll around, happen, materialize, materialise, befall, bechance, betide, concur, coincide, chance, shine, strike, turn out, synchronize, synchronise, contemporize, contemporise, segue, ramble on, ramble, jog, forge, penetrate, creep up, sneak up, encroach, infringe, impinge, press on, push on, plough on, string, string along, pass, overtake, overhaul, close in, draw in, edge, inch, ratchet, rachet up, ratchet down, elapse, lapse, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along, hold, run on, keep going, ride

 

Grouped Verbs: continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve

 

Derivational Morphology: hap, happening, occurrence, natural event, lengthiness, prolongation, continuation, protraction, continuance, progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion, advancer

 

Anagrams: gong, goon

 

 
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