Definition of go on

1. On
In order to get to town, I decided to go on the bus
The party's called for five o'clock, and the cutlery still needs to go on the table!
2. To continue in extent.
The meeting seemed to go on forever.
3. 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.
4. To proceed.
He went on to win a gold medal.
5. To talk about a subject frequently or at great length.
Will you stop going on about your stupid holiday.
6. 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We can't go on what this map says; it's twenty years out of date.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.
7. 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.
8. Expresses surprise, disbelief or incredulity.
A: He asked Fiona to marry him.
B: Go on!
A: It's true, I swear.
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Example Sentences

Dr. Fisher’s helper goes on to explain the weather in the UK.
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Once at home, my parents and sister encouraged me to go on.
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“What is the matter?” demanded his grandfather. “Why don’t you go on?”
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“No, please go on!” Alice said very humbly. “I will not interrupt again. I dare say there may be one of those wells.”
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“Come, it is pleased so far,” thought Alice, and she went on. “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
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“And ever since then,” the Hatter went on in a mournful tone, “Time will not do a thing I ask! It is always six o’clock now.”
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“Go on then!” cried Passepartout, striking the table with his sturdy fist. “My master is the most honest man in the world!”
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“Of course,” the Dodo replied very gravely. “Have you got anything else in your pocket?” he went on, turning to Alice.
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“It is very simple,” responded the gentleman. “Go on to Europe.”
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“Shall we try another figure of the Lobster Quadrille?” the Gryphon went on. “Or would you like the Mock Turtle to sing something?”
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