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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theykeep on
he/she/itkeeps on
present participlekeeping on
past tensekept on
past participlekept on
  1. 1
    [transitive] keep on doing something to continue doing something

    My sister kept on asking me question after question.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to continue to employ someone

    Only highly skilled people were kept on after the merger.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of keep on
  3. 3
    [intransitive] informal to continue talking about something in a way that annoys people
    keep on about:

    I don't know why you keep on about this.

See also main entry: keep


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