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go ahead

phrasal verb with go  us   /ɡoʊ/ verb (present tense goes, present participle going, past tense went  /went/ , past participle gone  /ɡɔn, ɡɑn/ )
to begin or continue with a plan or activity without waiting, esp. after a delay: The meeting will go ahead as planned.

go-aheadnoun [U]

 us   /ˈɡoʊ·əˌhed/
permission or notice that an activity may begin: We’re ready to start the project but we’re still waiting for the go-ahead.
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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: 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.
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."
If an event goes ahead, it happens: The festival is now going ahead as planned.

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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: The government has given the go-ahead for a multi-billion pound road-building project. We're ready to start but we're still waiting to get the go-ahead from our head office.
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go-aheadadjective

uk   /ˈɡəʊ.ə.hed/  us   /ˈɡoʊ.ə.hed/
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"go ahead" in Business English

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go ahead

phrasal verb with go uk   us   /ɡəʊ/ verb (going, went, gone)
[I] to start to do something: go ahead with sth The United States can go ahead with the program with or without Canada's participation.
[I] if an event goes ahead, it happens: The company settled out of court on the day before the trial was due to go ahead.

go-aheadnoun [S]

uk   us  
permission to start doing something or for an event or activity to happen: the go-ahead to do sth Developers got the go-ahead to turn 42 acres of industrial land into housing development.the go-ahead for sth Airbus wants half a dozen launch customers signed up before it gives the go-ahead for the new aircraft.get/give/receive the go-ahead It applied for permission to launch the fund in December and received the go-ahead in May.
(Definition of go ahead from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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