Meaning of “plough on” in the English Dictionary

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"plough on" in British English

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plough on

phrasal verb with plough UK US plow uk /plaʊ/ us /plaʊ/ verb [ I or T ]

to continue doing something although it is difficult or boring:

He could see that she didn't like what he was saying, but he ploughed on (= continued talking) regardless.
It would be a mistake to plough on with this plan - it will never work.

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