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go on

phrasal verb with go
 
 
/ɡəʊ/ verb [I] ( present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)
LAST B1 to last for a particular period of time: The film seemed to go on forever.Spending time and time passing
CONTINUE B2 to continue doing something: [+ doing sth] We can't go on living like this.Continue and last
go on to do sth to do something else in the future: He went on to win the final.Continue and last
HAPPEN B1 to happen: What's going on?Occurring and happening
TALK to talk in an annoying way about something for a long time: I wish she'd stop going on about her boyfriend.Ways of talking
TALK AGAIN to start talking again after stopping for a short time: He paused and then went on with his story.Starting againStarting and beginning
Go on informal something that you say to encourage someone to do something: Go on, what happened next?Encouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiring
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