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'on' - used as an adjective
1. in operation or operational
left the oven on
the switch is in the on position
2. (of events) planned or scheduled
the picnic is on, rain or shine
we have nothing on for Friday night

'on' - used as a adverb
3. with a forward motion
the circus traveled on to the next city
march on
4. indicates continuity or persistence or concentration
his spirit lives on
shall I read on?
5. in a state required for something to function or be effective
turn the lights on
get a load on

'on' - used as a preposition
6. having something
I don't have any on me
7. paid for by
drinks are on the house
dinner's on me
8. located at or attached to
the clock on the wall
there's a jam on the main road
9. in contact with, on top of
the book on the table
10. at some time in the duration of
I'll come some time on Sunday
11. on the topic of
a book on physics
think on it
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