go on
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
3. (to proceed; used with "to")
9. (theater)
10. (to switch on)
a. prenderse
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
11. (to embark on)
12. (to use as a lead)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
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go on
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (continue)
a. seguir
b. continuar
as time went on…a medida que pasaba el tiempo…
2. (proceed)
a.
to go on to something/to do somethingpasar a algo/a hacer algo
3. (talk excessively)
a. hablar sin parar, enrollarse
to go on about somethingno parar de hablar de algo, enrollarse con algo
to go on at somebodydar la lata a alguien
4. (happen)
a. pasar, ocurrir
what's going on here?¿qué pasa aquí?
5. (electricity, light, heating)
a. encenderse
b. prenderse
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
6. (enter; boat, train)
a. subir a
7. (be guided by)
a. guiarse por
the police have nothing to go onla policía carece de pistas
8. (approach)
a.
she's two going on threetiene dos años, casi tres
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go on
intransitive verb
1 (be guided by) [+evidence] basarse en
there isn't much evidence to go on no hay muchos indicios en los que basarse; no hay muchas pruebas en las que basarse; there's nothing to go on no hay nada en que basarse; what are you going on? ¿en qué te basas?; the police had no clues to go on la policía no tenía pistas que le sirvieran de guía
2 (like)
I don't go much on that eso no me gusta
3 (continue)
to go on doing sth seguir haciendo algo; continuar haciendo algo
4 (approach)
she's going on 50 anda cerca de la cincuentena; va para los cincuenta; Ann's 25 going on 50 Ann tiene 25 años pero parece que tuviera 50
5 (be spent on)
most of their money goes on drink la mayor parte del dinero se les va en bebida
6 (start taking) [+drug] empezar a tomar
she's to go on the pill tiene que empezar a tomar la píldora
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (fit)
the lid won't go on la tapa no le va; these shoes won't go on no me entran estos zapatos
2 (continue) [+war, talks] seguir; continuar; [+person] (on journey) seguir el camino
I went on up the road and met Philippa seguí carretera arriba y me encontré con Philippa; everything is going on normally todo sigue con normalidad; "so," he went on ... —así es que —continuó; go on! (continue) sigue; continúa; (giving encouragement) ¡venga!; (showing incredulity) ¡no digas bobadas! (informal); ¡anda ya! (informal); ¡venga ya! (informal)
it was in autumn when it happenned" — "go on!" — "well we were walking along ..."
to go on doing sth seguir or continuar haciendo algo; go on, tell me what the problem is! ¡venga, dime cuál es el problema!
Go on, you can do it!
go on with your work sigue con tu trabajo
that'll do to be going on with con eso basta por ahora; I've got enough to be going on with tengo suficiente por el momento
do you mind if I go on sewing while we talk?
go on with you! (showing incredulity) ¡no digas bobadas! (informal); ¡anda ya! (informal); ¡venga ya! (informal)
3 (last) durar
the concert went on until 11 o'clock at night el concierto duró hasta las 11 de la noche; how long will this go on for? ¿cuánto tiempo durará esto?
4 (proceed)
to go on to do sth pasar a hacer algo
after having taught herself Italian, she went on to learn Arabic después de haber aprendido italiano por su cuenta, empezó a estudiar árabe
after having taught herself Italian, she went on to learn Arabic Bob went on to win the final
he went on to say that ... añadió que ...
5 (talk)
he does go on so habla más que siete (informal); no para de hablar
to go on about sth no parar de hablar de algo; dar la tabarra or la matraca con algo (informal)
she's always going on about it nunca para de hablar de eso; siempre está con la misma cantinela (informal); he's always going on about the government (criticize) siempre está echando pestes contra el gobierno (informal); don't go on about it! ¡déjalo ya!; ¡deja ya de dar la tabarra or la matraca con el tema! (informal)
6 (nag)
to go on at sb dar la lata a algn (informal);about con
7 (happen) pasar; ocurrir
it had been going on in her absence había pasado no estando ella
there's something odd going on aquí hay gato encerrado
what's going on here? ¿qué pasa or ocurre aquí?
8 (pass, go by) [+time, years] pasar; transcurrir
9 (come on) [+lights, machine] encenderse; prenderse; (LAm)
10 (Teat) salir (a escena)
11 (Dep)
to go on as a substitute entrar como suplente
12 (behave)
what a way to go on! (pejorative) ¡qué manera de comportarse!
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