Meaning of “going on” in the English Dictionary

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"going on" in British English

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going onadverb, preposition

uk /ˈɡəʊ.ɪŋ ˌɒn/ us /ˈɡoʊ.ɪŋ ˌɑːn/

(Definition of “going on” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"going on" in American English

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going onpreposition, adverb [ not gradable ]

us /ˈɡoʊ·ɪŋˌɑn, -ˌɔn/

nearly; almost:

Leslie is 16 going on 17.

(Definition of “going on” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)