- To continue in extent.
- The meeting seemed to go on forever.
- Synonyms: endure, Thesaurus:persist
- 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.
- Synonyms: advance, carry on, forthgo, proceed, resume
- To proceed.
- He went on to win a gold medal.
- Synonyms: carry on, continue, Thesaurus:proceed
- 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.
- 2002, Jane Green, Bookends, 2003 trade paperback edition, ISBN 0767907817, page 67:
- "I don't believe you." I shake my head. "How on earth did you remember that? I must have told you years ago." […]
- "First of all, you go on about it far more than you think you do, […] ."
- Synonyms: blather, prattle, rabbit, Thesaurus:chatter
- 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- We can't go on what this map says; it's twenty years out of date.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.
- Synonyms: come to pass, take place, Thesaurus:happen
- French: continuer
- German: weitermachen (continue in action) , weiter gehen (continue in extent) , fortsetzen
- Italian: continuare
- Portuguese: continuar
- Russian: продолжа́ть
- Spanish: continuar
- French: se passer
- German: passieren, los (colloquial), abgehen (slang)
- Portuguese: acontecer
- Russian: происходи́ть
- Spanish: pasar
- Expressing that the speaker can continue speaking without interruption from the listener.
- Expressing surprise, disbelief or incredulity.
- A: He asked Fiona to marry him.
- B: Go on!
- A: ''It's true, I swear.
- Synonyms: fiddlesticks, go on with you, horsefeathers, pull the other one, Thesaurus:bullshit
- (AU, NZ) Expressing encouragement, see come on#Interjection|come on.
- Go on! You can do it!
- Synonyms: attaboy, you go, girl, Thesaurus:come on