Spanish translation of 'keep at'
intransitive verb + preposition
⇒ to keep at sth(informal)(= persevere with)
perseverar en algo
⇒ despite his problems he kept at his studies
a pesar de sus problemas siguió perseverando en los estudios
⇒ keep at it!(informal)
¡no te aflojes! (LAm)
⇒ to keep at sb: she kept at him until she got an interview(informal)(= pester)
no paró hasta que le concedió una entrevista
⇒ I kept at them until they paid
seguí insistiendo hasta que me pagaron
transitive verb + preposition
⇒ he wanted to rest but I kept him at it until he had run an extra 100 metres
quería parar a descansar pero seguí animándole y corrió otros 100 metros
Example Sentences Including 'keep at'
`There's been some pressure,' he said, to get some thinking time, to keep at bay what was coming out in the room.THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS (2002)
There were other signs, too, that he did his best to keep at bay.EVERVILLE (2001)
It had not seemed such a difficult promise to keep at the time.THE HELLBOUND HEART (2001)
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Translation of keep at from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary