go ahead - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive]
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.

See also main entry: go