go on
intransitive verb Date: 15th century 1. a. to continue on or as if on a journey <
life goes on
>
<
went on to greater things
>
b. to keep on ; continue <
went on smoking
>
c. proceed <
went on to win the election
>
2. to take place ; happen <
what's going on
>
3. to talk especially in an effusive manner <
the way people go on about their ancestors — Hamilton Basso
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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