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- To continue in extent.
- To continue an action.
- 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.
- 2002, Jane Green, Bookends, 2003 trade paperback edition, →ISBN, 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, […] ."
- 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- We can't go on what this map says; it's twenty years out of date.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.
- 2022 January 12, Benedict le Vay, “The heroes of Soham...”, in RAIL, number 1948, page 43:
- At the time, with the D-Day invasion of Europe going on, their heroism was hardly noticed. Plenty of other heroes were dying elsewhere. Plenty of bigger bits of history were being made.
make a decision based on
- Expressing that the speaker can continue speaking without interruption from the listener.
- Expressing surprise, disbelief or incredulity.
- (Australia, New Zealand) Expressing encouragement, see come on.