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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theygo ahead
he/she/itgoes ahead
present participlegoing ahead
past tensewent ahead
past participlegone ahead
  1. 1
    to start or continue to do something, especially after waiting for permission
    ‘Go ahead,’ he insisted. ‘I won’t interrupt again.’
    go ahead and do something: Go ahead and eat before everything gets cold.
    go ahead with: The club will be going ahead with its plans for a new stadium in the summer.
  2. 2
    to go to a place before someone else who you are with
    You go ahead and we’ll wait here for Sally.
    go ahead of: Don went ahead of the others to try to find help.
  3. 3
    to happen
    The party went ahead as planned.
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