Synonyms of 'go on'
1 (phrasal verb)
to take placeI don't know what's going on.
2 (phrasal verb)
to continue or proceedthe necessity for the war to go on
As the investigation continued, the plot began to thicken.
You only need a very small amount, so the tube lasts for ages.
Nothing stays the same for long.
The defence is not yet ready to proceed with the trial.
Her bravery has given him the will to carry on.
3 (phrasal verb)
to talk at length and annoyinglyThey're always going on about choice and market forces.
Everyone was chattering away in different languages.
waffle (informal, mainly British),
some guy on TV waffling on about some new product
witter (on) (informal),
rabbit on (British, informal),
What are you rabbiting on about?
She prattled on until I wanted to scream.
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in the sense of carry on
to continueHer bravery has given him the will to carry on.
in the sense of chatter
to speak quickly and continuously about unimportant thingsEveryone was chattering away in different languages.
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