HyperDic: go_on

English > 5 senses of the expression go on:
VERBstativego on, continue, proceed, go along, keepcontinue a certain state, condition, or activity
changego on, happen, hap, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take placecome to pass
motiongo on, advance, progress, pass on, move on, march onmove forward, also in the metaphorical sense
communicationgo on, continue, carry on, proceedcontinue talking / talking / talking
contactgo on, come up, come onstart running, functioning, or operating
English > go on: 5 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningContinue a certain state, condition, or activity.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
ModelThey go on moving
Synonymscontinue, proceed, go along, keep
NarrowerholdRemain in a certain state, position, or condition
rideContinue undisturbed and without interference
run on, keep goingContinue uninterrupted
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
OppositediscontinueCome to or be at an end
Similar tocontinue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserveKeep or maintain in unaltered condition
continueContinue after an interruption / interruption
Spanishcontinuar, guardar, proseguir, seguir
Catalancontinuar, guardar, prosseguir, seguir
English > go on: 5 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningCome to pass.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP; It ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymshappen, hap, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
Caused byeffect, effectuate, set upproduce
trip, actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch offput in motion or move to act
NarroweranticipateBe a forerunner of or occur earlier than
arise, come upResult or issue / issue
backfire, backlash, recoilCome back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect
befall, bechance, betideBecome of
break, recrudesce, develophappen / happen
breakhappen or take place
chanceBe the case by chance
comeCome to pass
come around, roll aroundhappen regularly
concur, coincidehappen simultaneously
developBe gradually disclosed or unfolded
falloccur at a specified time or place
fall, shine, striketouch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
go off, come off, go overhappen in a particular manner
happen, materialize, materialisecome into being
happen, befall, bechancehappen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance
interveneOccur between other event or between certain points of time
proceed, goFollow a certain course
recur, repeathappen or occur again
resultCome about or follow as a consequence
supervenetake place as an additional or unexpected development
synchronize, synchronise, contemporize, contemporisehappen at the same time
transpirecome about, happen, or occur
turn outprove to be in the result or end
Spanishacaecer, acontecer, llegar a ocurrir, llegar a pasar, ocurrir, pasar, sobrevenir, suceder, tener lugar
Catalanesdevenir-se, ocórrer, passar, sobrevenir, succeir, tenir lloc
English > go on: 5 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningMove forward, also in the metaphorical sense.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymsadvance, progress, pass on, move on, march on
Entailed byapproach, near, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, come nearMove towards
Narrowerclose in, draw inAdvance or converge on
creep up, sneak upAdvance stealthily or unnoticed
edge, inchAdvance slowly, as if by inches
elapse, lapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go alongpass by
encroach, infringe, impingeAdvance beyond the usual limit
forgeMove ahead steadily
pass, overtake, overhaulTravel past
penetratemake one's way deeper into or through
press on, push on, plough onContinue moving forward
ratchet, rachet up, ratchet downMove by degrees in one direction only
string, string alongMove or come along
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
See alsogochange location
Oppositewithdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move backpull back or move away or backward
Spanishadentrarse, anticipar, avanzarse, avanzar, internarse
Catalananticipar, avançar-se, endinsar-se, internar-se
English > go on: 5 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningContinue talking / talking / talking.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE; Somebody ----s VERB-ing
Synonymscontinue, carry on, proceed
Narrowerramble on, ramble, jogContinue talking / talking or writing in a desultory manner
segueproceed without interruption
Broadertalk, speakExchange thoughts
See alsogochange location
Spanishcontinuar, proseguir, seguir
Catalancontinuar, prosseguir, seguir
English > go on: 5 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningstart running, functioning, or operating.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymscome up, come on
Broaderstart, go, get goingBegin or set in motion
Oppositego offstop running, functioning, or operating

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