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English definition of “go on”

go on

(PLEASE DO) phrasal verb with go     /ɡəʊ/ US  /ɡoʊ/ verb (present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)
used when encouraging or asking someone to do something: Go on, have another drink . "I don't really feel like seeing a film tonight ." "Oh go on. We haven't been to the cinema for ages ."Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
(Definition of go on (PLEASE DO) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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