Translation of "go on" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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go on

phrasal verb with go uk /ɡəʊ/ us /ɡoʊ/ verb present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone

(HAPPEN)

B1 to happen

進行;發生
I'm sure we never hear about a lot of what goes on in government. 我肯定,政府內部發生的很多事情我們永遠也不會聽說。
This war has been going on for years. 這場戰爭已經持續好幾年了。

More examples

  • He likes to know what's going on.
  • Hello, hello. What's going on here then?
  • The meeting was going on in the room next door.
  • The matches were going on simultaneously.
  • It's hard to know what goes on behind my back.

(CONTINUE)

B1 to continue or move to the next thing

繼續做; (做完一件事)接下來繼續做(另一件事)
Please go on with what you're doing and don't let us interrupt you. 請繼續做你的事情,不要因為我們而中斷。
[ + -ing verb ] We really can't go on living like this - we'll have to find a bigger house. 我們真的不能再這樣生活下去——我們必須要找間大些的房子。
[ + to infinitive ] She admitted her company's responsibility for the disaster and went on to explain how compensation would be paid to the victims. 她承認其公司對災難的發生負有責任,然後又進一步說明瞭如何對受害者進行賠償。
What proportion of people who are HIV-positive go on to develop (= later develop) AIDS? HIV 檢測呈陽性者中有多大比例的人會繼續發展成為愛滋病病人?
If you go on (= continue behaving) like this, you won't have any friends left at all. 如果你繼續這樣,你一個朋友都留不住。

More examples

  • The award ceremony goes on for another hour.
  • Go on for another 50 metres until you come to the traffic lights.
  • We can't go on until we've fixed the puncture.
  • The second chapter went on to describe his early career.
  • If you can't answer a question, go on to the next one.

(OPERATE)

to start operating

開始運轉
The spotlights go on automatically when an intruder is detected in the garden. 當探測到有人闖入花園時,聚光燈會自動打開。
When does the heating go on? 甚麼時候開始暖起來?

More examples

  • I didn't hear the central heating go on.
  • The lights go on automatically at six o'clock.
  • I flicked the switch but it didn't go on.
  • The street lights go on at about three o'clock in winter.
  • I don't think the heating went on this morning.

(TALK AGAIN)

B2 to start talking again after a pause

(停頓後)繼續說,接著講
She paused to have a sip of coffee and then went on with her account of the accident. 她停下來又點了一支煙,然後繼續述說那次事故。
[ + speech ] "What I want more than anything else," he went on, "is a house in the country with a large garden for the children to play in." 「我最想要的。」他接著說,「是一座鄉村宅院,裡面有個大花園能讓孩子們在裡面玩。」

informal something that you say to encourage someone to say or do something

(用於鼓勵)來吧,繼續
Go on, what happened next? 繼續說,接著又發生了甚麼呢?

More examples

  • He took a sip of coffee and went on with his story.
  • After stopping to clear his throat the politician went on with his speech.
  • Go on, tell me more.

(TALK A LOT)

C2 to talk in an annoying way about something for a long time

嘮叨;沒完沒了地講
He went on and on until I finally interrupted him and told him I had to go.
I just wish he'd stop going on about how brilliant his daughter is." "Yes, he does go on (a bit), doesn't he?" 「我真希望他不要再喋喋不休地說他女兒有多聰明。」「對,他是(有點兒)嘮叨,是不是?」
I wish you'd stop going on at me (= criticizing me repeatedly) about my haircut. 我希望你不要再沒完沒了地批評我的髮型了。

More examples

  • I heard you the first time, you don't need to go on about it.
  • He tends to go on a bit in his lectures.
  • The after-dinner speaker went on a bit.
  • He's always going on about how much money he earns.

(PLEASE DO)

used when encouraging someone to do something

(用於鼓勵或請求)繼續,來吧
Go on, have another drink. 來,再來一杯。
"I don't really feel like seeing a film tonight." "Oh go on. We haven't been to the cinema for ages." 「我今晚真的不想去看電影。」「哎呀,來吧。我們都好長時間沒去過電影院了。」

More examples

  • Go on, have a day off work. You deserve it.
  • Please can we get a kitten? Oh go on.
  • Go on, have another glass of wine.
  • Wear the low-cut blouse with your pink shorts - go on, I dare you!
  • Have another slice of cake - go on, be a devil!

(AGREE)

informal something that you say in order to agree to do or allow something that you did not want to do or to allow before

(表示改變想法,同意做原來不想做的事)那好吧,也可以
"Are you sure you don't want another slice of cake?" "Oh go on then, but just a small one." 「你真的不想再吃一塊蛋糕了嗎?」「那好吧,但給我一塊小的。」

(TIME)

to continue or pass

持續;(時間)流逝,過去
Tomorrow will start cold but it should get warmer as the day goes on. 明天就開始冷了,但是隨著日子一天天過去,又會轉暖一些。
As the evening went on, it became clear that we should never have agreed to see each other again. 那個晚上,隨著時間一分分過去,我們都明白了,我們真不應該答應對方再次又見面的。

(NOT BELIEVE)

go on! mainly UK old-fashioned

used when you do not believe someone

(表示不相信)行了! 得了!

(Translation of “go on” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)