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Definition of "go on" [go on]

  • Used other than as an idiom: see go,‎ on. (verb)
  • To continue in extent. (verb)
  • To continue an action. (verb)
  • To proceed. (verb)
  • To talk about a subject frequently or at great length. (verb)

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Use "go on" in a sentence
  • "Kerr had to find a way to prompt these undifferentiated mouse embryonic stem cells to differentiate into motor neuron cells in such a way that they would go on to create axonal nerves covered with myelin sheaths—a fatty insulating tissue—that together make up the elaborate electrical highway that constitutes the nervous system."
  • "In fact, recent studies reveal that antiphospholipid antibodies: Although antiphospholipid antibodies are found in 2 to 5 percent of the population, not all those who have these antibodies go on to develop the disease, though many do."
  • "Chris ‘Jesus’ Ferguson who would go on to become world champion three years later, in 2000 was also at the table."