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English definition of “go on”

go on

(OPERATE) phrasal verb with go     /ɡəʊ/ US  /ɡoʊ/ verb (present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)
to start operating: The spotlights go on automatically when an intruder is detected in the garden. When does the heating go on?Mechanical engineering
(Definition of go on (OPERATE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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