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To continue something, or to continue to do something - thesaurus

Synonyms

continue

verb

to keep doing something without stopping

go on

to continue happening or doing something as before

follow through

to continue doing something until it has been completed

persist

verb

to continue to do or say something in a determined way

press ahead

to continue doing something in a determined way, despite difficulties, opposition, or interruptions

persevere

verb

to continue trying to achieve something difficult

carry on

to continue doing something

get on

British to continue doing something, especially with more effort or more quickly than before

stay the course

to continue doing something despite difficulties

keep going

to continue to do something although it is difficult

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bash away at

informal to continue to work hard on something

bash on

informal to continue to do something when you would prefer to stop

bump along

to continue at around the same level, rising and falling only slightly

carry on

to continue something that someone else started

crack on

to continue doing something as quickly as possible

dust yourself down

to quickly try something again or continue to do what you were doing after a problem or failure, without getting upset

go ahead

to start or continue to do something, especially after waiting for permission

go along

to continue doing something

go further

to continue telling someone something

go on your merry way

to continue doing something without thinking about other possibilities

go the (full) distance

to continue doing what is necessary until you achieve your goal

gut out

to be determined to continue doing something that is difficult or unpleasant

hang on

to continue doing something and achieve success even though there are difficulties

hang (on) in there

to continue doing something in a determined way even though it is difficult

hold on

to manage to stay alive or continue to do something or deal with something in a difficult or dangerous situation

hold out

to continue to defend a place that is being attacked

insist on/upon doing something

to keep doing something that annoys people

keep

verb

to do something many times, or to continue doing it

keep at it

to continue doing something even if you want to stop

keep on

to continue doing something

keep up

to continue to do something

keep your head down

to continue doing something quietly, especially when there is trouble happening around you

make an evening/a day etc of it

informal to continue doing something for a whole evening, day etc

muddle along

to continue to live or do something without having a clear idea of what you want to achieve

peg away

to keep doing something in a determined way, especially when it is boring or difficult

plough ahead

to continue to do something that may involve problems or that other people are opposing

plough on

to continue doing something that takes a lot of effort or is likely to cause you problems

plug away (at something)

to continue doing something in a determined way despite difficulties

proceed

verb

used about something that you continue doing, usually something that you might have stopped doing

prosecute

verb

formal to carry out an activity, especially a war

push ahead

to continue trying to achieve something despite opposition or difficulties

push on

to continue doing something, especially when you do not have much time

see out

to continue to the end of a period of time or an activity

see through

to continue doing something until it is finished, especially something unpleasant or difficult

serve out

to continue doing something until you are officially allowed to stop doing it

soldier on

to continue to do something even though it is difficult or unpleasant

stagger

verb

to continue doing something despite great difficulty

stand fast/firm

to continue to do something that you believe is right even when other people are trying to stop you

stay with

to continue doing something although it is difficult or although other people have stopped doing it

stick

verb

Britishinformal to continue to the end of a difficult or unpleasant situation

stick at

to continue to work at something difficult or unpleasant in a determined way

stick out

very informal to continue doing something difficult or unpleasant to the end

stick to

to continue to do or use one particular thing and not change it or stop it for any period of time

stick with

to continue to do or use something, and not change it

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