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press on/ahead

verb uk phrasal verb with press   /pres/ us  
C2 to start or continue doing something in a determined way, often despite problems: It was pouring with rain, but we pressed on regardless. The government is pressing ahead with its plans to reorganize the penal system.
Translations of “press on/ahead”
in Chinese (Traditional) 奮進, (不顧困難地)繼續進行…
in Chinese (Simplified) 奋进, (不顾困难地)继续进行…
(Definition of press on/ahead from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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