1. phrasal verb
If you press on or press ahead, you continue with a task or activity in a determined way, and do not allow any problems or difficulties to delay you.
[V P] ⇒ Organizers of the strike are determined to press on.
[V P] ⇒ He was persuaded by his advisers to press ahead.
[V P + with] ⇒ Poland pressed on with economic reform.
2. phrasal verb
→ press If you press on, you continue with a journey, even though it is becoming more difficult or more dangerous.
[V P] ⇒ I considered turning back, but it was getting late, so I pressed on.
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