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English definition of “insist on doing sth”

insist on doing sth

verb [I] uk phrasal verb with insist   /ɪnˈsɪst/ us  
C1 to keep doing something, even if it annoys other people, or people think it is not good for you: I don't know why you insist on talking about it.
(Definition of insist on doing sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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