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“insist on doing sth” in British English

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insist on doing sth

phrasal verb with insist uk /ɪnˈsɪst/ us /ɪnˈsɪst/ verb [ I ]

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 Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)