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Noun: goon  goon
Usage: informal
  1. An awkward stupid person
    - lout, clod [informal], stumblebum [N. Amer, informal], oaf, lubber, lummox [informal], lump [informal], gawk, clot [Brit], clodpole [archaic, informal], clodhopper [informal]
  2. An aggressive and violent young criminal
    - hood [slang], hoodlum, punk [N. Amer, informal], thug, tough [informal], toughie [informal], strong-armer
Verb: go on
  1. Resume or proceed in a certain state, condition, or activity
    "We went on working until well past midnight";
    - continue, proceed, go along, keep
  2. (of an event) come to pass (in time, so that it is real and actual at some time)
    "What is going on?";
    - happen, hap [archaic], pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
  3. Move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
    "Time goes on";
    - advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on
  4. Keep talking; follow up
    "please go on";
    - continue, carry on, proceed
  5. Start running, functioning, or operating
    "the lights went on";
    - come up, come on
  6. Talk about something too much; talk for too long
    "it went on for hours";
    - bang on

Derived forms: going on, gone on, goes on, goons, went on

Type of: act, clumsy person, crim [Brit, informal], criminal, crook [informal], felon, get going, go, locomote, malefactor [formal], move, outlaw, speak, start, talk, travel

Encyclopedia: Goon