Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “press on/ahead”

See all translations

press on/ahead

verb uk phrasal verb with press   /pres/ us  
C2 to start or continue doing something in a determined way, often despite problems: It was pouring with rain, but we pressed on regardless. The government is pressing ahead with its plans to reorganize the penal system.
Translations of “press on/ahead”
in Chinese (Traditional) 奮進, (不顧困難地)繼續進行…
in Chinese (Simplified) 奋进, (不顾困难地)继续进行…
(Definition of press on/ahead from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of press on/ahead?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

pot luck

anything that is available or is found by chance, rather than something chosen, planned, or prepared

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More