Definition of keep on at in English:

keep on at

phrasal verb

  • Annoy (someone) by making frequent requests.

    ‘he'd kept on at her, wanting her to go out with him’
    • ‘His wife kept on at him to get rid of it, so he did the next best thing and buried the bike, sidecar and all.’
    • ‘We need to keep on at people to encourage them to remember to be responsible.’
    • ‘We just keep on at them until they get fed up and do something.’
    • ‘I was cleaning the car as he said, but he kept on at me, finding fault.’
    • ‘He just kept on at me the whole time, trying to pressure me and get me to go back to the business and leave hospital.’
    • ‘We will keep on at them until they release financial figures which they promised in the first place.’
    • ‘I keep on at the players to listen, practice, work hard and take it on to the pitch in every game.’
    • ‘She'd keep on at me to get it done straight away and I couldn't see the point.’
    • ‘My dad keeps on at me about getting better marks at school, but wants me to help around the house.’
    • ‘All of my friends had girlfriends and kept on at me to find one myself, but I never looked at girls like that.’
    nag, go on at, keep at, harp on at, badger, chivvy, harass, hound, bully, pester, scold
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