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Meaning of GO ON

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  1. [v]  come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
  2. [v]  continue with one's activities; "I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice"; "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"
  3. [v]  start running, functioning, or operating, as of lights or power
  4. [v]  move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on"
  5. [v]  continue a certain state, condition, or activity; "Keep on working!"; "We continued to work into the night"; "Keep smiling"; "We went on working until well past midnight"
 Synonyms: advance, carry on, come about, come on, come up, continue, continue, go along, hap, happen, keep, march on, move on, occur, pass, pass off, pass on, proceed, proceed, progress, take place
 Antonyms: discontinue, fall back, go off, recede, retire
 See Also: act, anticipate, arise, bechance, befall, betide, break, chance, close in, coincide, come, come around, come off, come up, concur, contemporise, contemporize, creep up, develop, draw in, edge, elapse, encroach, fall, forge, get going, give, glide by, go, go, go, go along, go by, go off, go over, hold, impinge, inch, infringe, jog, keep going, lapse, locomote, materialise, materialize, move, move, operate, overhaul, overtake, pass, penetrate, plough on, press on, proceed, push on, rachet up, ramble, ramble on, ratchet, ratchet down, recrudesce, recur, repeat, ride, roll around, run on, segue, shine, slide by, slip away, slip by, sneak up, speak, start, strike, string, string along, supervene, synchronise, synchronize, talk, transpire, travel, turn out



Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abide, acquit, act, advance, assault, attack, babble, barbarize, batter, be getting along, be livid, be pissed, be so, be such, bear, behave, bide, blab, blabber, blather, blether, bluster, boil, browned off, brutalize, burn, butcher, buzz off, carry, carry on, cease not, chafe, chat, chatter, clack, clatter, clear, clear the hurdle, come along, come away, come on, come out, come through, comport, conduct, continue, continue to be, contrive, cover ground, crawl, creep, cut the mustard, cut up, cut up rough, defeat time, defy time, demean, depart, deport, destroy, dither, do, drag, drag along, drag on, dwell, elapse, endure, engineer, exist, exit, expire, extend, fare, flit, flow, flow on, fly, fret, fume, gab, gabble, gain ground, gang along, gas, gather head, gather way, get ahead, get along, get away, get by, get off, get on, get under way, gibber, gibble-gabble, glide, go, go ahead, go along, go away, go by, go fast, go forward, go off, go on with, gossip, gush, hack it, hammer, hang in, hang on, hang tough, have a conniption, haver, hell around, hold, hold on, hold out, hold steady, horse around, jabber, jaw, jog on, keep, keep at, keep at it, keep driving, keep going, keep on, keep trying, keep up, lapse, last, last long, last out, lay waste, leave, linger, linger on, live, live on, live through, loot, maffick, maintain, make good time, make head against, make headway, make it, make out, make progress, make progress against, make strides, make the grade, make up leeway, manage, manage somehow, march off, maul, misbehave, mosey, move, move away, move forward, move off, move out, muddle through, mug, natter, negotiate, never cease, never say die, not accept compromise, palaver, pass, pass along, pass by, pass on, patter, perdure, perennate, persevere, persist, pillage, pissed off, pour forth, prate, prattle, press on, prevail, proceed, progress, pull out, put over, put through, quit, rage, raise Cain, raise hell, raise sand, raise the deuce, raise the devil, raise the roof, ramble on, ramp, rampage, rant, rant and rave, rape, rattle, rattle on, rave, reel off, remain, riot, roar, roll, roll on, roughhouse, ruin, run, run its course, run on, run out, sack, sashay, sashay off, savage, scrape along, see it through, seethe, shape up, simmer, sizzle, slaughter, slide, slip, slog on, smoke, smolder, sow chaos, spout, spout off, stack up, stagger along, stagger on, stand, stay, stay on, stem, step forward, stew, stick it out, stick to it, storm, subsist, succeed in, survive, sustain, swing, swing the deal, take flight, take on, take wing, talk away, talk nonsense, talk on, tarry, tear, tear around, terrorize, throw a fit, tide over, tittle-tattle, toddle along, travel, turn out, twaddle, twattle, up and go, vandalize, violate, waffle, wear, wear on, wear well, whoop it up, wing it, worry along, wreck, yak, yakkety-yak