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go on (5)

Meaning: used when encouraging someone to do something

Synonym: come on

For example:

  • go on He held out the box of chocolates and said, "Go on, try one. They're really good - and one won't make you fat."

  • go on When I said I was too busy to play Word Up, she said, "Oh, go on - just one game."

Quick Quiz:

If Jill says, "Go on, Simon. Have a beer," she
  1. wants him to have a beer
  2. doesn't want him to have a beer
  3. wants to have a beer somewhere else

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