plug away

Synonyms and related words:
carry on, dig, drudge, fag, grind, grub, hammer, hammer away, keep at it, keep busy, keep doggedly at, keep driving, keep going, keep moving, keep on, moil, peg, peg away, plod, plug, plug along, plug at, pound away, slog, slog away, toil, travail, wade through, work away

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • plug away at — plug away (at (something)) to keep working in a determined way. He s experienced plenty of hard times, but Ed is still plugging away, playing several nights a week at a local jazz club. The powerful computer was plugging away at the problem for… …   New idioms dictionary

  • plug away — (at (something)) to keep working in a determined way. He s experienced plenty of hard times, but Ed is still plugging away, playing several nights a week at a local jazz club. The powerful computer was plugging away at the problem for weeks …   New idioms dictionary

  • plug away — index labor, persevere, persist Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • plug away — verb 1. work doggedly or persistently She keeps plugging away at her dissertation • Syn: ↑peg away, ↑slog, ↑keep one s nose to the grindstone, ↑keep one s shoulder to the wheel • Derivationally related forms: ↑slogger …   Useful english dictionary

  • plug away — v. (D; intr.) to plug away at ( to work at laboriously ) (to plug away at a job) * * * (D; intr.) to plug away at (to plug away at a job; to work at laboriously ) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • plug away — PHRASAL VERB If you plug away, you keep trying very hard to do something or achieve something even though you find it difficult. [V P] My confidence is still there and I ll just keep plugging away …   English dictionary

  • plug away — work slowly and steadily, slug away    If you plug away at physics, you will eventually understand it …   English idioms

  • plug away — informal he plugged away at his novel, unaware of the day or the time Syn: toil, labor, slave away, soldier on, persevere, persist, keep on; informal slog away, beaver away …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • plug away — informal proceed steadily and laboriously with a task. → plug …   English new terms dictionary

  • plug away — See: PEG AWAY …   Dictionary of American idioms

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