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keep at

Translation of keep at in Spanish:

  • 1verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento (persevere with) to keep at it seguir* dándole [colloquial/familiar] you'll soon finish if you keep at it si le sigues dando, acabarás pronto [colloquial/familiar] keep at her until she agrees to come sigue insistiéndole hasta que acceda a venir you have to keep at them to get them to do anything hay que estarles encima para que hagan algo
  • 2verb + object + preposition + object/verbo + complemento + preposición + complemento (force to work) I kept them (hard) at it all day los tuve trabajando de firme todo el día, no los dejé levantar cabeza en todo el día
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