keep on - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb
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
  2. 2
    [transitive] to continue to employ someone

    Only highly skilled people were kept on after the merger.

  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