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English definition of “plug away”

plug away

informal phrasal verb with plug     /plʌɡ/ verb [T] (present participle plugging, past tense and past participle plugged)
to work hard at something for a long time: I'm still plugging away at my article.Work, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of workEffort and expending energyTrying and making an effort
(Definition of plug away from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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