go on

Definitions of go on
  1. verb
    move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
    synonyms: advance, march on, move on, pass on, progress
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    draw back, move back, pull away, pull back, recede, retire, retreat, withdraw
    pull back or move away or backward
    back away, back out, crawfish, crawfish out, pull back, pull in one's horns, retreat, withdraw
    make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
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    forge
    move ahead steadily
    penetrate
    make one's way deeper into or through
    creep up, sneak up
    advance stealthily or unnoticed
    encroach, impinge, infringe
    advance beyond the usual limit
    plough on, press on, push on
    continue moving forward
    string, string along
    move or come along
    overhaul, overtake, pass
    travel past
    close in, draw in
    advance or converge on
    edge, inch
    advance slowly, as if by inches
    rachet up, ratchet, ratchet down
    move by degrees in one direction only
    elapse, glide by, go along, go by, lapse, pass, slide by, slip away, slip by
    pass by
    get by
    pass or move in front of
    fell, fly, vanish
    pass away rapidly
    clear, top
    pass by, over, or under without making contact
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    go, locomote, move, travel
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
  2. verb
    come to pass
    synonyms: come about, fall out, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place
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    break, develop, recrudesce
    happen
    arise, come up
    result or issue
    result
    come about or follow as a consequence
    intervene
    occur between other event or between certain points of time
    transpire
    come about, happen, or occur
    give
    occur
    operate
    happen
    supervene
    take place as an additional or unexpected development
    go, proceed
    follow a certain course
    come
    come to pass; arrive, as in due course
    fall
    occur at a specified time or place
    anticipate
    be a forerunner of or occur earlier than
    develop
    be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest
    recur, repeat
    happen or occur again
    come off, go off, go over
    happen in a particular manner
    come around, roll around
    happen regularly
    happen, materialise, materialize
    come into being; become reality
    bechance, befall, happen
    happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance
    bechance, befall, betide
    become of; happen to
    coincide, concur
    happen simultaneously
    backfire, backlash, recoil
    come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect
    chance
    be the case by chance
    break
    happen or take place
    fall, shine, strike
    touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
    turn out
    prove to be in the result or end
    contemporise, contemporize, synchronise, synchronize
    happen at the same time
    drag, drag on, drag out
    proceed for an extended period of time
    descend, fall, settle
    come as if by falling
    iterate
    run or be performed again
    cycle
    recur in repeating sequences
    condense
    develop due to condensation
    appear, come out
    be issued or published
    open, open up
    become available
    happen
    chance to be or do something, without intention or causation
    come, do, fare, get along, make out
    proceed or get along
    come up
    be mentioned
  3. verb
    continue a certain state, condition, or activity
    “We went on working until well past midnight”
    synonyms: continue, go along, keep, proceed
    bear on, carry on, continue, preserve, uphold
    keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
    continue
    continue after an interruption
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    discontinue
    come to or be at an end
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    hold
    remain in a certain state, position, or condition
    keep going, run on
    continue uninterrupted
    ride
    continue undisturbed and without interference
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    act, move
    perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
  4. verb
    continue talking
    synonyms: carry on, continue, proceed
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    segue
    proceed without interruption; in music or talk
    jog, ramble, ramble on
    continue talking or writing in a desultory manner
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    speak, talk
    exchange thoughts; talk with
  5. verb
    start running, functioning, or operating
    “the lights went on
    synonyms: come on, come up
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    Antonyms:
    go off
    stop running, functioning, or operating
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    get going, go, start
    begin or set in motion
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