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keep at (or keep someone at)

Definition of keep at or keep someone at in English:

Persist (or force someone to persist) with: it was the best part of a day’s work, but I kept at it
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  • I think they're all very smart people, that are very good at something a lot of people can't even comprehend, and I think that kind of drive keeps them at what they do.
  • He was dedicated, and he was focused, and he kept at it year after year after year.
  • The job would get done, if we kept at it.
persevere with/in/at, persist in/with, keep going with, carry on with, press on with, work away at, continue with
informalstick at, plug away at, hammer away at
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