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go on (3)

Meaning: If something like a light or a heater goes on, it starts operating.

Synonym: come on

For example:

  • go on The light in the refrigerator isn't on all the time. It goes on when you open the door.

  • go on The air conditioner goes on automatically at 7 a.m., so the office is at a comfortable temperature by the time we get there.

Quick Quiz:

The street lights go on at 6 o'clock, so at 5.30 they
  1. are still off
  2. are going off
  3. are getting off

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