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go on sth

verb uk phrasal verb with go   /ɡəʊ/ us    /ɡoʊ/ ( present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)
to use a piece of information in order to help you discover or understand something: I'm only going on what I overheard him saying to Chris, but I think he's planning to leave next month. The investigation has only just started so the police don't have much to go on at the moment.
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