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English definition of “go on”

go on

(CONTINUE) phrasal verb with go     /ɡəʊ/ US  /ɡoʊ/ verb (present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)
B1 to continue or move to the next thing: Please go on with what you're doing and don't let us interrupt you. [+ -ing verb] We really can't go on liv ing like this - we'll have to find a bigger house . [+ to infinitive] She admitted her company's responsibility for the disaster and went on to explain how compensation would be paid to the victims . What proportion of people who are HIV-positive go on to develop (= later develop ) AIDS ? If you go on (= continue behaving ) like this you won't have any friends left at all.Continue and last
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