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persist

verb [I] uk   /pəˈsɪst/ us    /pɚ-/
C2 If an unpleasant feeling or situation persists, it continues to exist: If the pain persists, consult a doctor. The cold weather is set to persist throughout the week.Continue and last C2 to try to do or continue doing something in a determined but often unreasonable way: If he persists in asking awkward questions, then send him to the boss. The government is persisting with its ambitious public works programme.Continue and last
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