Translation of "go ahead" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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go ahead

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

B2 to start to do something

开始做;着手干
We've received permission to go ahead with the music festival in spite of opposition from local residents. 尽管遭到当地居民反对,我们还是获准开始着手筹备音乐节。
I got so fed up with waiting for him to do it that I just went ahead and did it myself. 我等他等得实在不耐烦了,所以就干脆自己动手把事做完了。

B2 informal said to someone in order to give them permission to start to do something

(用于给别人许可)进行,开始,做
"Could I ask you a rather personal question?" "Sure, go ahead." “我可以问您一个私人问题吗?”“当然,问吧。”

If an event goes ahead, it happens.

发生;进行
The festival is now going ahead as planned. 庆祝活动现在正按计划进行。

More examples

  • The launch party will be going ahead as scheduled.
  • The organizers are going ahead with the scheme despite the objections of local residents.
  • I'm not sure about the legalities, but I suggest we go ahead with the plan and see what happens.
  • Until we've got official permission to go ahead with the plans we're in limbo.
  • Ignoring my protestations, they went ahead and chopped the tree down.

go-aheadnoun [ S ]

uk /ˈɡəʊ.ə.hed/ us /ˈɡoʊ.ə.hed/

an occasion when permission is given for someone to start doing something or for an event or activity to happen

(有关当局)认可,许可
The government has given the go-ahead for a multi-billion pound road-building project. 政府已经批准了一个投资数十亿英镑的道路修建工程。
We're ready to start but we're still waiting to get the go-ahead from our head office. 我们一切准备就绪,但仍在等着得到总部的许可。
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go-aheadadjective

uk /ˈɡəʊ.ə.hed/ us /ˈɡoʊ.ə.hed/

UK enthusiastic about using new products and modern methods of doing things

进取心的;有开拓精神的
We have a flexitime system and crèche facilities and like to think of ourselves as a go-ahead employer. 我们公司实行弹性工作时间制,还设有照顾员工子女的日托中心,并将自己定位为一家富于开拓精神的公司。

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