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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
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