keep at

This page is about the phrasal verb keep at.

Meaning: If you keep at something, you continue doing it.

Synonym: persevere with

For example:

  • keep at sth Your English has improved a lot, so the new course must be working. You should keep at it.

  • keep at sth I've been feeling so much better since I started exercising that I'm trying hard to keep at it this time.

Quick Quiz:

Julie's started saving her money. If she keeps at it she'll

a. spend it soon

b. have nothing left

c. have plenty in the future

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Contributor: Matt Errey