|Verb||1.||go on - continue a certain state, condition, or activity; "Keep on working!"; "We continued to work into the night"; "Keep smiling"; "We went on working until well past midnight"|
|2.||go on - come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"|
|3.||go on - move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on"|
|4.||go on - continue with one's activities; "I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice"; "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"|
|5.||go on - start running, functioning, or operating; "the lights went on"; "the computer came up"|
go off - stop running, functioning, or operating; "Our power went off during the hurricane"