So I encountered this definition for an idiom "go on" but I've got troubles deciphering which is the correct meaning for the word in the definition.
This is a TFD def for "go on" 5. verb To proceed or persist. Can you believe that wisecracking kid went on to become a doctor?
So I think "went on" here means "proceed" but which of the definitions below for the word proceed fits here ? Also, the last example is from "Cambridge Dictionary" and on TFD there is no such meaning listed. Why ?
TFD def for "proceed"
- To go forward or onward, especially after an interruption; continue: proceeded to his destination; paused to clear her throat, then proceeded.
- To begin to carry on an action or a process: looked surprised, then proceeded to roar with laughter.
- (often foll by to) to advance or carry on, esp after stopping
- (often foll by with) to undertake and continue (something or to do something): he proceeded with his reading.
- to carry on or continue any action or process.
- to go on to do something.
This is a Cambridge def for "proceed" proceed to do sth to do something after you have done something else She sat down and proceeded to tell me about her skiing trip.