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English definition of “go ahead”

go ahead

phrasal verb with go     /ɡəʊ/ US  /ɡoʊ/ verb (present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)
B2 to start to do something: We've received permission to go ahead with the music festival in spite of opposition from local residents. I got so fed up with waiting for him to do it that I just went ahead and did it myself.Starting and beginningStarting again B2 informal said to someone in order to give them permission to start to do something: "Could I ask you a rather personal question?" "Sure, go ahead."Allowing and permitting If an event goes ahead, it happens: The festival is now going ahead as planned.Occurring and happening
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