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go on (v.)

1580s, "advance, proceed," from go (v.) + on (adv.). Meaning "behave, carry on" is from 1777; especially "to talk volubly" (1863). As an expression of derision by 1886.

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Definitions of go on

go on (v.)
continue a certain state, condition, or activity;
Synonyms: continue / proceed / go along / keep
go on (v.)
come to pass;
Synonyms: happen / hap / pass off / occur / pass / fall out / come about / take place
go on (v.)
move forward, also in the metaphorical sense;
Synonyms: advance / progress / pass on / move on / march on
go on (v.)
continue talking;
Synonyms: continue / carry on / proceed
go on (v.)
start running, functioning, or operating;
Synonyms: come up / come on
From wordnet.princeton.edu