Meaning of “keep on doing sth” in the English Dictionary

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"keep on doing sth" in British English

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keep on doing sth

phrasal verb with keep uk /kiːp/ us /kiːp/ verb kept, kept

B1 to continue to do something, or to do something again and again:

She kept on asking me questions the whole time.

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  • If you keep on trying, you'll be able to stretch further.
  • He keeps on being late.
  • If you keep on being rude, you will have to leave the classroom.
  • If they keep on eating that much, they will become obese.
  • They kept on getting lost.

(Definition of “keep on doing sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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