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English definition of “go on sth”

go on sth

phrasal verb with go     /ɡəʊ/ verb [I] (present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)
to use a piece of information to help you discover or understand something: Her first name was all we had to go on.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
(Definition of go on sth from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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