go-ahead

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Noun[edit]

go-ahead (plural go-aheads)

  1. Approval, agreement, or instruction to begin or proceed.
    You can start as soon as you get the go-ahead from the president.

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go-ahead (comparative more go-ahead, superlative most go-ahead)

  1. (sports, not comparable) A score which gives the scoring team or player the lead in the game.
    The pitcher gave up the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning.
  2. (comparable) Progressive; exerting leadership.
    • 1906, Arthur Lincoln Haydon, The Book of the V. C., page 150
      This turbulent ruler was a very go-ahead monarch indeed. He organised a splendid army, well-drilled and well-equipped with modern arms

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