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    babble on

    He felt a compulsion to babble on about what had happened.
    She babbled on without stopping.
    I have no idea what he was babbling on about.

    These are examples from dictionaries. What does the adverb 'on' in the sentences mean?
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    Re: babble on

    To "babble on" is similar in meaning to this: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...on?q=rabbit+on
    Unfortunately I can't find a dictionary entry for "babble on".

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    #3

    Re: babble on

    It's to babble on and on.



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    Re: babble on

    Thanks to all. So, as I understand, it means:
    on
    used to say that someone continues to do something or something continues to happen, without stopping:


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    #5

    Re: babble on

    Yes, babble and babble and babble.

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