keep on

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keep on (third-person singular simple present keeps on, present participle keeping on, simple past and past participle kept on)

  1. (idiomatic) persist or continue
    Keep on trucking!
    Mum, Jimmy keeps on poking me!
    • 1900, Charles W. Chesnutt, The House Behind the Cedars, Chapter I,
      The young woman kept on down Front Street, Warwick maintaining his distance a few rods behind her.
  2. (idiomatic) To remain in an existing position.
    The new boss would like to keep on the present secretary.

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